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10/16/2015 05:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The World's 10 Best Cities. Hands Down.

Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a bustling modern capital, a favorite city is like a great friend: they never disappoint, there's always something new to discover and no matter how much time you spend together, it's just never enough. With this in mind we asked the members of travel website Trippy.com to tell us about the cities they consider the best in the world.

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1. Paris, France - "What can I say? I've never seen a city so beautiful in almost every block. It's elegant, fancy, charming, bohemian, avant-garde, vintage and many other things at the same time. And it's also not perfect! It's noisy, dirty and a little smelly and that makes it more appealing for me." From Trippy member Laura Weber

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2. Istanbul, Turkey - "Awesome vibes around the markets, river and into the evening. Loved the history and culture." - From Trippy member Sos Mattsson of Brisbane, Australia

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3. London, England - "Since there is so much to explore when it comes to museums, history and shops. Also the fact that you nowadays can eat great food and yummy desserts in London - that's a huge bonus! It's a cliché but I really like the Soho district. And the English pubs! Mitre is one of my favorites with a decor that feels very 1920s and a huge amount of beers to choose from." From Trippy member Edward Summanen of Stockholm, Sweden

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4. Havana, Cuba - "This place stole my heart. It's vibrant, the people are warm and courteous, it's cheap and it's not completely over-run with tourists. Most importantly, it's quite literally like stepping back in time. Anyone who doesn't make an effort to speak or understand at least a little Spanish might find it difficult at times. But seriously, ditch your phone and white shoes and just lose yourself here!" From Trippy member Jeyme Bolck of Tannum Sands, Australia

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5. Pompeii, Italy - "Pompeii exceeded all of my expectations and is definitely one of the most amazing places I have ever been. I could have spent a week exploring the inner parts of each house, imagining what life was like inside." - From Trippy member Krista Gray of San Francisco, California

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6. Guilin, China - "A beautifully peaceful city in Southern China. Locals gather all along the riverbank at all hours of the day just to move around, dance, practice Tai Chi. It offers some of the best flavours in China. Cruise the Li River, visit the Longshen Rice terraces and go exploring in the Reed Flute Cave. There's so many wonderful things to do here. Guilin has a great vibe." From Trippy member Jeyme Bolck of Tannum Sands, Australia

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7. Delhi, India - "One of the most vibrant cities I've ever been to: the culture, the colors, the people and the food are very captivating." From Trippy.com member Kristal Sajasi of San Francisco, California

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8. Reykjavik, Iceland - "It's tiny, the weather usually sucks and not one single tree grows here, but it's got the best clubs, bars and nightlife anywhere that I've found. The city is full of hipster types, but unlike the hipsters found in the U.S.A. and elsewhere in Europe, they have no pretenses and are always friendly and fun to party with. And as the only city of any size in Iceland and home to over half the country's population, the food and cultural scenes is surprisingly good too." From Trippy member Janelle Kennedy of Charleston, South Carolina

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9. Amsterdam, The Netherlands - "I love Amsterdam because it's a small city and really beautiful with the river, is easy to walk around Amsterdam and is cheap." From Trippy member Isabele Ferreira of Spain

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10. San Francisco, California - "To me this is like the Paris of the United States; so beautiful and so interesting culturally. There's an incredible restaurant on every block and always some fantastic event like a festival or concert going on. And romantic; the view of the bridge alone is enough to make you want to move there." From Trippy member Courtney Robinson of Los Angeles, California

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