|Of course, there is always an exception or two.|
I would never trade my eight months in Tokyo, seven months in Beijing, four months in Seoul, or even the the six months we lived in Bogota. Wonderful experiences all.
However, I much prefer my memories of Rome, Vienna, Phnom Penh, Paris, Kiev, Munich (not a capital, I KNOW), Prague or Montevideo.
I like walkable, navigable towns. Cities I can really get a feel for, instead of constantly riding around in an underground train from location to location.
Cities you can "escape" in less than 30 minutes on public transport.
Cities where each corner becomes a memory, indelibly etched into your soul.
|Largo Argentina, Rome|
And then there are the really small capitals. Tel Aviv, Nicosia, Skopje, La Paz. Too small almost for city run public transport systems, which really leads to a lot of nosing around.
But again with the exceptions, though, as I adore Hong Kong and London.
What makes a city livable to you? Size? Weather? Attractions?