Top travel destinations for 2014

TripAdvisor anounced the list of the top 25 travel destinations in the world for 2014. The numbers in front are the current ranking. The numbers at the back in between brackets are the ranking for that city last year. If there is no number, the city is new on the list.

Have you been to any of the places on the list? Do you agree with it, or do you feel some place is missing? 🙂

1. Istanbul, Turkey (12)
2. Rome, Italy (4)
3. London, United Kingdom (3)
4. Beijing, China (21)
5. Prague, Czech Republic (9)
6. Marrakech, Morocco (19)
7. Paris, France (1)
8. Hanoi, Vietnam (-)
9. Siem Reap, Cambodia (25)
10. Shanghai, China (22)
11. Berlin, Germany (11)
12. New York City, New York (2)
13. Florence, Italy (8)
14. Buenos Aires, Argentina (18)
15. Barcelona, Spain (5)
16. St. Petersburg, Russia (20)
17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (-)
18. Chicago, Illinois (14)
19. Cape Town Central, South Africa (16)
20. Bangkok, Thailand (13)
21. Budapest, Hungary (-)
22. Sydney, Australia (10)
23. Lisbon, Portugal (-)
24. Chiang Mai, Thailand (24)
25. San Francisco, California (7)

Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

It was an early rise to take in the surrounding view from the rooftop of the place where I was staying. It was my first morning there as I had arrived just the day before. This video features the “Saigon soundtrack”. A mix of honks, bells, busses, cars, motorcycles, loud speakers, people and more.

The video below was not initially made to put online, so the mentioning of names may be a bit strange. Caroline was a girl I met on CouchSurfing and we agreed to meet up in Vietnam and perhaps travel together for a bit. She arrived in Saigon (HCMC) a few days before me and she left just as I arrived. I eventually did catch up to her and we ended up travelling together for a few days before we went our own ways again. Danielle, another girl from CouchSurfing, agreed to meet up too but I never heard from her again.

The video cuts short in the end because there are people in the room (you can hear one girl snoaring 😉 who’s privacy I want to respect.

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