Paris is my favourite city for aesthetic reasons - everything is so beautiful there, the artwork, the cobbled streets around the river, old churches and cathedrals, walks during autumn evening when those giant leaves fall to the ground to be crunched upon, bakeries at every turn and women who manage to stay beautifully in shape despite being surrounded by them. Need I say more?!
This is actually a very difficult question because each city brings an unequivocal emotion and moment in time as to why you have fallen in love with it, enough to boldly stake the claim it's your favourite.
Whether it's the culture, food, shopping, the beaches, the snow, mountains, friendships or loves formed, all play an influential part in catapulting your senses into a realm of adoration for that city.
I love my home town of Sydney - for me it encompasses freedom, fortune, quality of lifestyle, freshness, youth and vibrance complete with a naturally stunning harbour backdrop. The melting pot of culture and cuisines absolutely sings for me.
BUT, I also love Berlin and Prague - two cities that couldn't be anymore polar than Sydney. Both are steeped with history and a rich cultural tapestry unbeknown to Australians. For me it's the winter spectacular of snow and rugging up in thick coats to battle the freezing cold elements, and that unbeatable European Christmas spirit.
PARIS, PARIS PARIS! The 1 in France I mean, not the other 1! Iíve visited there 5 times, including living there for 10 weeks, in 1968! I also love NYC, where iíve visited 3 times. And cause I just love Sydney, where I live, but we may move to Melbourne sometime, in the distend further, as our daughters & 2 grand-daughters live there.