The good news is that I’ve been to half of Lonely Planet’s newly-released list of Top 10 Cities for 2013. The bad news is I haven’t been to the other five — and I need to get moving.
I have only good memories of the ones I’ve visited — Montreal, Amsterdam, Londonderry (northern Ireland), Hobart (Tasmania, Australia) and San Francisco.
And, I confess, I don’t know that much about some of the others on the list — they simply have not been on my radar, namely, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and; Hyderabad (India). But it’s possible that I may make it some day to the remaining three: Beijing, Christchurch (New Zealand) and Puerto Iguazo, which straddles the Argentine/Brazilian border.
In the meantime, I plan to read about the other, less well-known spots to learn why they made the list — and to get fired up in case the opportunity arises to visit them.