Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 - top 10 cities - Part II 2014年全球十个被“孤独星球出版社”推荐的最佳旅游城市 之二


6. 中国 上海

上海的新纪元

上海的亮点是让你受到刺激:欢迎每一个人来看看,也让他人在上海看看你。如果说中国是世界的火车头,而上海就是强力燃料。在2000年,上海就建造了三条线现代化、五十九公里长的高架公路,而2014年就会有16条线的高速公路。这将是市内交通网络的世界季军。那栋就要建成的121层高的上海塔,将是中国最高的建筑物,也是全世界第二高的建筑物,在陆家嘴的皇冠上增添了一颗明亮的赞石。里面将有世界最高的酒店,上海已经在15年中两次蝉联了这个令人垂涎的头衔了。更重要的是,上海已经为45个国家的旅客提供72小时免签证的优惠,如果你可以路经上海,不需要签证,就可以在上海停留三天参观浏览。

 

7. 加拿大  温哥华


跟随领袖们

 

到温哥华旅游就是让你观赏自然景色的美,无论走到哪里,都能看到使人惊叹的山地美景、让人漫步的长青花园和妥善保养的沙滩海滨。当你刚一到达温哥华的机场,你就会感觉到这里既有大城市豪迈的气派,又有小城镇宁静的气氛。温哥华恰到好处地坐落在布勒半岛上,各式各样的办公大楼和快速设计的公寓大厦在怎么能观赏到世界最佳景点大力竞争。为此温哥华得到了一个雅号“玻璃城”。这里的居民都热衷于各种运动:跑步、骑自行车、滑雪、等等。在这个城市没有人会感到无聊。如果你要改变一下“好的无比”的状态,或者对“雨怎么还是不停”感到不能忍受的时候,甚至在手头缺现金的时候,你可以上山:赛宝石山、西摩山、和格劳什山,还有世界著名的滑雪圣地威士拿和滑雪板名地威士拿里的黑蜂房都在附近。

 

8. 美国  芝加哥

棒球场的诞生地

又名“狂风城”的芝加哥里穿入云霄的建筑物和有世界玻璃博物馆之称的建筑在该市占有统治地位,但是只有你进入这个城市的经典才会得到真正的享受。当你到美国人所喜爱的瑞格利球场,坐在里面露天的观众席上,手里拿着一瓶“老派头”牌子的啤酒,看着那些被恶毒地诅咒的球队,这才来劲了。这个由常青藤围起来的球场,在2014要庆祝她的100岁生日,因此在整个赛季里都有庆祝。或者我们可以开一个玩笑,“第二城”在今年的生日蛋糕上吹灭了55枝蜡烛。(“第二城”是芝加哥的另外一个雅号。- 译者注)这个俱乐部已经流行了即兴脱口秀流派,在这个流派里出现了诸如比尔莫瑞、扣扣熊、蒂娜菲等众多名角。这个夏季,在蓝调音乐节、劳拉波罗扎音乐节和匹区佛格音乐节上,吉他的声音洪亮地从音柱里传出来。而一些才来参加的人们,却把音量调得更大。“前沿”音乐节是在七月举行,而“冉特”音乐节(一个以颓废派和摇滚乐为主的音乐节)是在九月举行。

 

9. 澳大利亚  阿德莱德


及时享受


当墨尔本和悉尼还在竞争看谁更能够被人瞩目的时候,阿德莱德已经把她变成一个完美的主办城市。她已经累积了一些澳大利亚最受欢迎的运动和艺术项目,其中包括了一些文化方面的一些绝技,就如阿德莱德的艺术节、阿德莱德年度艺术节和世界年度音乐和舞蹈节。2014年的亮点是市中心的变化,就是完成了花费了数百万美元所翻新的阿德莱德椭圆形运动场。这样就把安德拉德市中心与椭圆形运动场,并周围美丽的绿化地区和城市北部有历史意义景点都连接起来了。另外,阿德莱德很轻松地就成为了别致的通道,连接当地的葡萄酒基地 - 这就像一瓶在地窖里久藏的红酒,期待着被打开品尝。

 

10. 新西兰  奥克兰

美食、文化和海滨的美景

 

旅游者们常常为了奔向南面高山峻岭和美丽湖泊的风景而忽视了新西兰的最大城市和世界闻名的城市奥克兰。其实这里的美食、艺术、并沿海和内陆的美景有绝对的理由应该让旅游者在这里多呆一些时间。新的餐厅不断地涌现,流传下来的建筑物和区域经常翻新,当时髦的都市大商场粉墨登场的时候,很酷又很时髦地把微酿啤酒和卖食品的车也放入了奥克兰的烹饪领域里了。奥克兰艺术展览馆经过特别的装修以后,令人震惊地在里面添置一个由玻璃和木材建造的中庭。如果喜欢室外的活动,可以游览“威严宝地”并可在最佳的角度观赏艳俗的钓鱼船和豪华的超级快艇。


讨论问题:

1. 世界上哪个城市或者哪些城市是您希望去游览的?为什么、

2. 您觉得还有哪些城市也应该被推荐的?为什么?

6. Shanghai, China

Shanghai’s coming of age

 

The buzz about Shanghai is electric: welcome to the city everyone wants to see (and be seen in). If China is the world’s industrial motor, Shanghai is China’s high-performance V8. The metro system which ran to a modest three lines in 2000 will open the 59km-long, high-speed line 16 by 2014; its now the third-longest network in the world. Upon completion, the twisting 121-storey Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in China, the second-tallest in the world and the jewel in the Lujiazui crown. It will house the highest hotel in the world, a coveted trophy Shanghai has held twice over the past 15 years. To cap it all, Shanghai recently expanded its visa-free transit quota to 72 hours for citizens of 45 nations, so if youre heading on somewhere else and dont have a Chinese visa, you can still get a three-day look in.

 

7. Vancouver, Canada

Follow the leaders

 

Vancouver delivers on nature’s eye-candy visit, and youll never be too far from spectacular mountain vistas, rambling evergreen parks and protected sandy beaches. Youll appreciate the big-city-look/small-town-vibe the moment you arrive at the airport. Situated neatly on the Burrard Peninsula, a hotchpotch of office towers and hastily planned condos compete for the best of some of the worlds most expensive views, earning the nickname City of Glass. People live here because they love to run, bike, swim, ski and play. Boredom is not permitted here. If you simply cant take any more of how good it gets, or it wont stop raining, or youve run outta cash, head for the hills: Cypress, Seymour and Grouse Mountains and the world-famous Whistler (ski) and Blackcomb (snowboard) areas are within easy reach.

 

8. Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ballpark birthday

 

The Windy City’s cloud-scraping architecture and world-class museums take centre stage, but the real fun begins after you check off the masterpieces. Head to Wrigley Field, America’s favourite baseball park, and sit in the bleachers, Old Style beer in hand, watching the woefully cursed Cubs. The ivy-walled venue celebrates its 100th birthday in 2014 with season-long festivities. Or yuck it up at The Second City, which blows out 55 candles on its cake this year. The club launched the improv comedy genre, along with the careers of Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and many more. Come summer, frets still bend at Blues Fest and guitars thrash at Lollapalooza and Pitchfork. But a couple of newcomers have cranked up the volume: Wavefront Music Festival in July and September’s Riot Fest.

 

9. Adelaide, Australia

Ready to be uncorked

 

While Melbourne and Sydney have competed for attention, Adelaide has transformed itself into the perfect host city. It has accumulated some of Australia’s most popular sporting and arts events, including the cultural tour de force of the Adelaide Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide. The year 2014 beckons big changes for the city’s heart, with the completion of the multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the Adelaide Oval, which will link central Adelaide with the Oval and its beautiful surrounding parklands, and historic North Adelaide further on. A gateway to some of Australia’s most accessible wine country, Adelaide is effortlessly chic and like a perfectly cellared red, its ready to be uncorked and sampled.

 

10. Auckland, New Zealand

Cuisine, culture and coastal scenery

 

Auckland is often overlooked by travellers eager to head for the stellar alpine and lake landscapes further south, but food, arts and exploring the coastal hinterland are all excellent reasons to extend your stay in New Zealand’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city. New restaurant areas continue to emerge, often repurposing heritage buildings and precincts, while the funky City Works Depot adds a hip edge to Auckland’s culinary scene with craft beer and food-truck dining. The extensive refurbishment of the Auckland Art Gallery now includes a stunning glass-and-timber atrium. Venturing outdoors, check out the Wynyard Quarter for front-row views of raffish fishing boats and ritzy super-yachts.


Discussion Questions:

1. What city or cities in the world's would you like to visit? Why?

2. What other cities do you think should be on this list? Why?
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