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Armchair Travel: Sampling City Life

by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström Feb 7, 2009

Getting off the backroads less traveled this week, we’re once again spotlighting some of the world’s favorite cities.

From Tokyo to Copenhagen, discover eight cosmopolitan cities with wallet-draining tendencies in 8 Cities that Burn Through Your Money.

Looking for the best vegetarian fare? Voralak Suwanvanichkij introduces us to 11 of the World’s Most Vegetarian-Friendly Cities. In How to Move to Paris with No Money, Tom Dibblee outlines 5 tips to help you relocate to the city of lights sans dough.

If you can’t hop the next flight out to Singapore or Moscow quite yet, why not pick up a coffeetable book to visually transport you there?

Over Singapore

Fly through Singapore, home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in Asia, with professional photographer Guido Alberto Rossi – well known for his intriguing aerial shots and perspectives.

Price: $15.88 | BUY

Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Golden Ring

Journey through Russia’s panoramic main cities – Moscow and St. Petersburg – via 200 vivid color photographs.

Price: $29.75 | BUY

Paris Then and Now (Then & Now)

This book covers the City of Lights from two photographic angles: contrasting old photographs of key locations and scenes with more recent color photographs of the same scenes.

Price: $18.95 | BUY

The Beauty of Seoul

Compiled by Korean photographer Jai-Sik Suh, this coffeetable spread brings various aspects of Seoul – its culture, people, and architecture – right to your living room in a stunning array of photographs.

Price: $58.50 | BUY

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