The world's happiest cities

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The world's happiest cities

  1. 1. The World‘s Happiest Cities 世界上前十名最快樂的城市 From Forbes.com 12/17/2009 李常生 [email_address] Why they are so happy and we Chinese’s cities are so sad ? 為什麼東方的城市都排不進去,我們為什麼過的那麼的不快樂 ? Click
  2. 2. 10. Buenos Aires, Argentina <ul><li>Argentina's largest city makes the cut in part for its relative proximity to the first city on this list. &quot;It's a slightly diluted version of Rio,&quot; says Anholt. &quot;I suspect people know far less about Buenos Aires than Rio. They may not know it's in Argentina, but they know it's in Latin America.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 7. 9. Paris, France <ul><li>Paris, je t'aime! Most people agree. &quot;Paris is the most adored city on the planet,&quot; says Anholt. &quot;People think it's so beautiful, so lovely, it must be happy.&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 13. 8. Rome, Italy <ul><li>Ancient history meets modern sophistication in Rome, and the rest of the world loves it. &quot;Generally speaking, people associate Italy with being laid-back and stylish,&quot; says Anholt. &quot;People think the Italians are always happy, always in a party mood.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 18. 7. San Francisco, U.S. <ul><li>The lone American metropolis, San Francisco makes the list because it's perceived by foreigners as the &quot;most fun&quot; of America's major cities. &quot;It's associated with gay pride,&quot; says Anholt. &quot;That's a happy image unless you're a raging homophobe.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 23. 6. Madrid, Spain <ul><li>Spain's capital and largest city makes the list due to its vibrant culture and high standard of living. That comes as something of a surprise to Anholt, considering the absence of Italian cities like Milan. &quot;It's interesting that the Spanish are perceived as being happier than the Italians,&quot; he says. &quot;I find the Spanish rather gloomy.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 28. 5. Melbourne, Australia <ul><li>Australia's second city is a major center for arts and education, but it makes the list because it's part of a well-liked nation. &quot;People know it's in Australia, and that it's full of Australians,&quot; says Anholt. &quot;Therefore, it must be fun.&quot; </li></ul>
  8. 33. 4. Amsterdam, Netherlands <ul><li>This historical trading hub is now a chic metropolis--one where perceived happiness is abundant, if herbally induced. &quot;A lot of our respondents are young people,&quot; says Anholt. &quot;Amsterdam fared well, I presume, because they think everybody is stoned all the time. It's sex, drugs and rock and roll.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 38. 3. Barcelona, Spain <ul><li>Lively culture, warm weather and one of the best soccer teams in the world are big draws for Barcelona. Anholt calls it &quot;the classic Mediterranean city.&quot; </li></ul>
  10. 43. 2. Sydney, Australia <ul><li>Famous for friendly locals and its iconic opera house, Sydney fared well in Anholt's survey because of its association with a popular brand--Australia. &quot;It's where everybody would like to go,&quot; says Anholt. &quot;There's this image of this nation of people who basically sit around having barbecues.&quot; </li></ul>
  11. 48. 1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Popular perception of the city is infused with images of starry-eyed youngsters dancing into the dusk, backed by mountains and dark sea. Not far from the truth for a city that's home to the annual Carnaval festival.
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