Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Favorites | Cities

Friday Favorites
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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

We all talk a lot about books on our blogs, but what about other things we like? Friday Favorites is a meme hosted by Epic (Chocolate) Fantasy that gives book bloggers a chance to gush about something other than novels.

To join in, grab the button code, write a post about your favorites for the category of the week, and post your link below. Thanks for participating!

This Friday's topic is:
Cities you've visited

I love visiting new places and seeing the sights. Every city has its own personality and its own culture. I'd really love to travel even more, and I hope I'll be able to soon. But for now, here are the best cities I've lived in or visited.

Washington, DC

Most people scoff at DC for its crime, politicians, lack of fashion, mediocre food scene, etc, but I love it. For some unknown reason (ask five DC residents and you will probably get six different theories), buildings in DC are required to be below a certain height. I think they have to be shorter than the Washington Monument, or maybe the statue at the top of the National Cathedral. Anyway, the result is still a city with all of the normal city stuff, but because of the lack of skyscrapers and the many trees and parks, it feels more comfortable than most cities. Plus there's the huge number of different cultures, the happy hours, the free museums, the casually walking by the White House, the Library of Congress...I could go on and on.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin was my study abroad experience and I absolutely loved it. It's even more full of green things than DC -- Germans are really big on the environment -- there's a ton to do, and there is so much history there. I would really love to go back!

Austin, Texas

Unlike most of the other cities on this list, I have never lived in Austin; I just visited for a few days. But it was so unique and interesting that I loved it. Of course it's possible that my experience is slightly colored by the fact that I got to visit a horse ranch and ride a horse and see the foals.

Dublin, Ireland

Okay, I have also never lived in Dublin. But it is really an amazing city that I fell in love with at first sight. Maybe it's my fascination with Irish mythology, but I absolutely adored this city.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Until I was ten, I lived in a small town outside Philadelphia, so I visited the city many times. I won't say that I got a real feel for it (I was way too young for that!) but I really liked the atmosphere and the history.

That's it for this week! Thanks for stopping by. What are your favorite cities?

Don't forget to post your link in the linky below, and be sure to join in next week to share your favorite movies!

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