I love a big city. I love the bustle and the buzz. I love the feeling of possibility, the sense of being alone but being part of something much bigger. I love that no one knows my name, or who I am. I love that no matter what I feel like doing, what I'm into, what I'm interested in, I'll be able to find something in a big city to cater for it.
This is the joy of the world's great metropolises. Some travellers might crave peace and quiet, some might hanker for open spaces and time for reflection, but I want action, I want dynamism, I want a thrill and a challenge.
Cities give you that. They offer so much in spaces that are sometimes so small. They provide a window into the human condition, they show you the good and bad, the pretty and the ugly of people en masse. They're sometimes cultural, sometimes beautiful, sometimes intimidating and sometimes overwhelming. But they're always interesting.
I'm Ben Groundwater, the host of Flight of Fancy, the Traveller.com.au podcast, and on this episode I'm joined by fellow travel writers Ute Junker and Rob McFarland to talk about the world's great cities. We're talking about the biggest and the best, the metropolises that thrill and amaze. We'll walk you through our favourite cities and show you how to get the best out of them. We'll tell you where to go, and where to avoid.
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Flight of Fancy is hosted by Ben Groundwater and produced by Annie Dang. This episode was recorded by Shannon Browning and mixed by Lap Phan.