Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Who Wants To Travel With Me???

I read this article in the Chicago Tribune the other day about the most expensive cities to travel to and it got me thinking about all of my travel adventures. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to travel to so many different places. I am curious where everyone else has travelled and what their favorite city is? I am tied between Hong Kong, Athens and Prague. I have been to 13 of the 50 listed plus a bunch not listed (I put an asterisk next to the places I have been). I have been to 42 of the 50 US States. I love love love to travel and wish I could do it more...but ...it's fucking expensive!

Here are the top 50 most expensive cities:

1. Moscow
2. London *
3. Seoul
4. Tokyo *
5. Hong Kong *
6. Copenhagen
7. Geneva
8. Osaka, Japan
9. Zurich
10. Oslo
11. Milan, Italy
12. St. Petersburg, Russia
13. Paris
14. Singapore *
15. New York
16. Dublin, Ireland
17. Tel Aviv
18. Rome
19. Vienna *
20. Beijing *
21. Sydney
22. Helsinki, Finland
23. Stockholm
24. Douala, Cameroon
25. Amsterdam
26. Madrid
27. Shanghai
28. Kiev, Ukraine
29. Athens *
30. Almaty, Kazakhstan
31. Barcelona, Spain
32. Bratislava, Slovak Republic *
33. Dakar, Senegal
34. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
35. Abidjan, Ivory Coast
36. Glasgow, Scotland
37. Lagos, Nigeria
38. Istanbul, Turkey *
39. Munich, Germany *
40. Frankfurt, Germany *
41. Birmingham, England
42. Los Angeles *
43. Luxembourg
44. Brussels
45. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
46. Berlin
47. Dusseldorf, Germany
48. Taipei, Taiwan
49. Prague, Czech Republic *
50. Algiers, Algeria

67 comments:

jungle jane said...

yay i'm second!

jungle jane said...

I've been to 43 countries, have lived in 5 countries and hold 3 nationalities.

Even my cats have lived in 4 countries. My cats have seen more of the world than my mum.

Jenny! said...

JJ:
No, you are the most expensive poon I have had in a long time!

Jenny! said...

JJ:
That is pretty cool...do you keep a running list?

Fever Dog said...

I'm ashamed to say I've barely visited any of them, despite living in Europe

Charlie said...

darn it ive only been to 26 but have lived in 3 others so. Aw shit i still need to work at that list! London 2nd most expensive? could have saved you the cost of the paper and told you that for free! ;)

Yoda said...

New York! You haven't been to New York?!?! Ah well, you can always come visit when I'm over there ;-)

My fave city not in the list is San Francisco. For obvious reasons, I'm a die hard techie and a free spirit. No, I'm not gay!

Thomas said...

I just feel Seattle has got to be here somewhere.

Yoda said...

Going rates in a Moscow bazaar:

Loaf of bread: 1153 rubles
AK-47 original issue: 99 rubles

Paul Champagne said...

I have been to about half of the cities listed and Berlin was my favorite on the list. My favorite that wasn't on the list has to be Jackson Hole, WY ... though to me it was more expensive than New York.

Jenny! said...

FeverDog:
Come on...I will travel with you!

Jenny! said...

Charlie:
I read online! Wow, that's impressive...how wondeful for you to be so well travelled!

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
I have been to New York, just not NY NY. I love San Fransico too! It's okay if your gay!

Jenny! said...

Thomas:
When I was in Seattle I spent so much money...it really should be on that list...On Starbucks alone I spent half of my yearly salary!

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
Ha! Funny!

Jenny! said...

Paul:
Fun! We need ot talk travel sometime!

Cece said...

I'm boring (or broke lol) b/c the farthest out of the U.S. I've been has been to Mexico! lol

snowelf said...

On this list, I have only been to New York. (Manhattan/Long Island) It was fabulous!!

I would love to go to Athens, London, Barcelona, and Sydney.

And not on the list that I really want to go and visit...Rome, Napa Valley, and Seattle. I can't believe Seattle didn't make the list--I have some friends there that tell me it's ridiculously pricey! Maybe it's #51?

I LOVE to travel too. I know there is tons of stuff out there to be seen that I don't even know I want to see. And I cannot wait until I am working and I can bitch about having money to go anywhere I want but not having enough time! ;)

--snow

zen wizard said...

My favorite city to travel to is New Orleans.

Second: Memphis.

(You can--and I have--stayed in kick-ass, five-star hotels in both for prices the average shmoe can afford.)

Least favorite city: Cancun.

Second: Montego Bay.

zen wizard said...

I also have a hookup on some cheap hotels in Rome and Athens (Georgia.)

Jenny! said...

Cece:
I know a ton of people who have only been to Mexico! Your' not the only broke one out there! I can't even afford that now!

zen wizard said...

Savannah, GA is a cool town to visit--but it sucks ass to live there.

Tampa/St. petersburg is way cooler than you would think--there are three nice art museums there plus all the historic $H!t in Ybor City.

Jenny! said...

Snow:
That is the sucky part! You either don't have money or don't have time! You should so try ot make time, its amazing!

Jenny! said...

Zen:
I loved New Orleans! Never been to Memphis. I hate Florida...to humid...yuck!

zen wizard said...

(I don't like Mexico because I have been to Cancun 5 times and gotten sick every time. makes you appreciate that $105-billion the USDA spends every year to check the food & $h!t.)

zen wizard said...

Memphis, once again, I feel is cool because you can walk around Beale Street and walk across the river and see the scientific display on Mud Island and stuff.

Then of course there is Graceland and the Nat'l Civil Rights Museum--with the Laurel Motel preserved almost exactly as it was when MLK was shot. That was pretty trippy for me 'cause it was like a time machine back to the Sixties.

zen wizard said...

If I was a woman and lived in Chicago, I would make a day trip to French Lick, Indiana.

Jenny! said...

Zen:
Get out...there's a French Lick Inidana???

I am not a huge fan of Mexico...I went to Peurta Vallarta...got sick...probalby not because I ate bad food though...hmmmm! I don't like sand and beach!

Jenny! said...

Zen:
I do enjoy the history behind different places, isn't that why people travel, to learn and expericnce a taste of life somehwere else.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

London is expensive.

Surprised to se my home city on your list as well, though.

Although it is quite expensive, compared to other British cities.

God knows why.

Jenny! said...

Crushed by Ingsoc:
Where is Birmingham (sorry if I misspelled) compared to London?

Charlie said...

im glad you read online...saving the cash for a trip abroad already! My moneys on santorini for the summer...not expensive...gorgeous, cheap (ish), great food...great mohitos..oh yeah.

Jenny! said...

Charlie:
I have been to Santorini...so beautiful! I also loved Mykonos!

Keshi said...

what a grand list of cities...

Keshi.

Ashley said...

So the only one I have been to is New York City. That is depressing. I seriously need to put my passport to use.

Heart Of Darkness said...

My biggest passiong (besides writing) is traveling - apparently, it's my most luxurious passion, too! LOL

Heck, I'm on board - next trip, let me know where you're heading, and I'm there! :)

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Jenny- It's in the midlands, about eighty miles NW of London.

Mike M said...

Are we listing cities, or countries or both?

James said...

Birmingham? Surely there are more expensive places in England. Agreeing with ingsoc that London is surely more expensive.

captain corky said...

I can't believe Louisville Kentucky isn't on that list. I call Bullshit!

SMARTBuddy said...

Interesting list- I had no idea Moscow was expensive. Ive been to 21 of them, but have recently been going to the cheap countries- you can live for a month for waht a day costs in London!

Jeannie said...

I haven't been to ANY of the cities. I've been to 8 other countries but I'm a beach person - hate cities. My husband has been to at least 3 of them though and tries to convince me to travel to cities.

Em said...

BIRMINGHAM? Birmingham?! How the hell did that get there...(I'm genuinely shocked, what's so dear about Birmingham..?) Interesting question though, I don't travel enough :( Have only been to six on the list, I'm very cliche, I think the best two cities I've been to are Paris and New York (Londinium's great to visit too).

What about the worst city you've been too? Mine has to be Bankok...(I saw Tailand, then I saw it's capital. Argh!)

Jenny! said...

Keshi:
I was suprised by a few though!

Jenny! said...

Ashley:
Yeah you should...it is just so expensive to travel!

Jenny! said...

Heart of Darkness:
We should set up a blogger convention is some great destination and all meet up there!

Jenny! said...

Crushed by Ingsoc:
Would you pass Stonehenge if you were heading to your town?

Jenny! said...

Mike M:
Who knows! You can list whatever you want!

Jenny! said...

James:
I don't think I have been to Birmingham...what makes it so expensive???

Jenny! said...

Captain:
Chicago's not on the list either! I will see your bullshit!

Jenny! said...

Smartbuddy:
Yeah, I have been to alot more than is on the list, but they are not as expensive, but you can live like a King when your there!

Jenny! said...

Jeannie:
I am your opposite...I hate beaches and love cities! You should go, there is so much to see!

Jenny! said...

Em:
I actually really liked Bangkok and Thailand! It was disgustingly dirty, and the river was aweful, but I really enjoyed it...I would actually go back!

My least favorite city...that's hard...I found Seattle a bit boring (sorry Thomas). I also didn't like Peurta Vallarta...wouldn't be eager to go back to either of those.

Ratty. said...

Been to most of Europe, North Africa, Far and Middle east. Never been to Oz. NZ. North or South America.
Want to visit Peru , Chile & NZ.
Favourite Cities currently are Florence and Istanbul.
Fucked JJ up the arse in Monaco and most of the Baltic countries.

Em said...

Jenny,

Yup, I don't have anything against Bangkok per se but after having two weeks around the Gulf eating amazing food and checking out the Buddhists I found the city drove me nuts...but the people and the atmosphere are wonderfully vibrant...

NamesAreHardToPick said...

I have this urge to go to New York City. Of course, the thing is, I want to live there. But yeah, that's where I'd go.

Ratty. said...

Oh and she gave a fantastic BJ on the Isle of wight ferry.

Jenny! said...

Ratty:
I love Istanbul! Poor JJ...alwasy getting fucked in the arse whilst on vacay!

Jenny! said...

Em:
Amazing temples!

Jenny! said...

Namesarehardtopick:
That is one of the "popular" places to go, and I have no desire to go! I would like to go once, just to go...but not really excited about it!

Jenny! said...

Ratty:
Where is that???

Ratty. said...

Isle of Wight.
Small island off the south coast of England. Capital town is Cowes - dont go, it's not your scene.
In Istanbul our hotel was right next to the Blue Mosque. Fucking hell could those bastards give it some at 0600!!!

Akelamalu said...

I've been to 9 on the list. Sydney was my favourite.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

From London?
No.
Stonehenge is in Wiltshire, in the South West.

Fever Dog said...

Alright, it's a deal. When do we leave?

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