Every city has its distinct and unique scenery, but there are some that are always more memorable than others. Out of 20 breathtaking cities, take this quiz to find out which city you would most enjoy living in.
Let’s imagine that for one reason or another, you’ve decided to leave the city you are currently in to begin anew in a whole new environment. This is where the story begins...
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Which of the following would you prefer?
Quiet suburban areas
What kind of scenery do you have around where you live?
A forest park with a man-made lake
A river that runs through the city
Once you decide to move to this new city, what would you do first?
Rent a place to live
Find a job
Contact friends in that city (if there are any)
You're on the train and now pulling into the station in the city where you will begin your new life. As you look up at this new city, your first impression is:
This is an old, rustic city strongly influenced by its long history.
An evolving city with a mix of history and modernity.
A bizarre, quirky city filled with new discoveries and challenges.
Your wallet is looking thin, so you decide to stay at a cheap hostel for a month. Do you think you will make friends at the hostel during your month's stay?
Yes, and we will stay in contact even after I move out.
If they approach me first, we might become friends.
Probably won't have the chance to make friends. The hostel's just a place to sleep.
Does the hostel have any other occupants staying for a long time?
No, just me.
There are a couple of others who stay at the hostel when they work in the city.
The hostel is filled with people like me who plan on living here for a while.
If you had a choice to be any of the following, which would you choose?
Graphic novelist (cartoonist, manga artist, comic illustrator)
Singer or Actor
Book store manager or librarian
You now have your dream job, but your work location is a bit far from the hostel. How would you commute to work?
Half an hour on the ferry and half an hour of walking
2 hours on the bus or subway
What would you do about meals?
The cafeteria at work or food trucks nearby.
Fast-food restaurants near work. Or if I'm at home I'll order delivery.
Cook at home with healthy ingredients.
You're getting settled in at the office and your coworkers invite you to hang out during the weekend. What activity would you prefer?
BBQ by the beach
Surfing the waves
Who do you think should pay for the weekend outing?
The boss should treat us of course!
HR, or whichever department organized the outing.
We should go dutch.
Can't stay at the hostel forever, so you decide to rent a place that's not too expensive in the suburbs. Which suburban area would you choose?
An island near the city
On a hill in the suburbs
The beach areas on the edge of the city
You now have a new place, a new job, and you've found a love interest. Life is dandy. Today, your love interest asks you out on a date. Where would you choose to go?
A museum or art gallery
A tourist attraction in the city
The movie theater or mall
Congratulations, you two are now officially a couple! You want to take him or her to visit where you used to live for a long weekend. How would you deal with the costs?
Since I brought it up, I should pay for the trip.
I'd offer to pay and then see how he/she reacts.
We go dutch on transportation and accommodation, everything else just play it by ear.
We'll figure out all the costs and split it down the middle. Either that or he/she pays for everything.
During the trip, you two get into an argument. You are quite upset and decide to leave early on your own. How would you choose to leave?
The earliest train tomorrow.
Call a taxi immediately and leave asap.
The train station is flooded with people and it looks like you'll be in line for a long time to buy a ticket. What would you do?
Nevermind, I'll take a taxi instead.
I'd stay in line.
Finally got a taxi, but the driver says you've got to share with two other passengers. What would you do?
Doesn't matter as long as it gets me out of here.
Not comfortable with that. I'll take the train instead.
WTF! I'm calling the taxi company to report the driver.
Not too long after you went home, he/she calls to apologize. But you're still upset, so you decide to take a vacation to clear your mind. If you didn't have to worry about costs, where would you choose to go?
A sea-side city on the sunny coast of America's west coast
A small quiet town in Japan
A lonely island in Southeast Asia
You are about to leave for your vacation. Before you go, you decide to throw out everything related to your "ex". Where do you throw away these memories?
Into the river in the city
In the trashbin in front of the house
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Barcelona053330801101.91,621,537Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites.//www.arealme.com/most-beautiful-city-to-visit/img/13.jpg
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Vancouver14445118862787.522,313,328Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.//www.arealme.com/most-beautiful-city-to-visit/img/15.jpg
Stockholm1323411520381.63881,235Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.//www.arealme.com/most-beautiful-city-to-visit/img/16.jpg
Prague02334119184961,243,201Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.//www.arealme.com/most-beautiful-city-to-visit/img/17.jpg
Edinburgh0244411365264487,500Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.//www.arealme.com/most-beautiful-city-to-visit/img/18.jpg
Shanghai13555112676340.524,152,700Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.//www.arealme.com/most-beautiful-city-to-visit/img/19.jpg
Amsterdam1322201300219.32810,909Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.//www.arealme.com/most-beautiful-city-to-visit/img/20.jpg