Top Ten Cities

Which are the world’s Top Ten Cities – looked at from a Senior Traveller’s point of view?

View from Galata Tower across the Golden Horn
Istanbul – looking across the Golden Horn

By that I’m meaning which ten cities offer most for those of my age who are looking for an attractive, indeed extraordinary, city to visit with good facilities and with not too many problems for those who are maybe not quite as nimble as they were.

I’m not interested in aspects like the night club scene or family friendly facilities.

Rather I am taking into account ease of travel within a city by foot or local transport, the range of interesting buildings, gardens and other attractions, and the availability of good, but reasonably priced, hotels and restaurants.

So bearing these points in mind, I’ll now give you my Top Ten Cities, in alphabetical order. Over the coming weeks I will provide posts giving more details about each of these cities and will list the highlights of my visits.

Other close contenders included Bangkok, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Christchurch, Havana, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Rome and Wellington, but the ten I’ve listed are the ones I’ve most enjoyed visiting and look forward to returning to in the future.