The world’s coolest cities

The world’s coolest cities

Berlin, Germany
Germany’s thriving capital has been voted the tenth coolest city in the world thanks to its cutting-edge art scene, wild nightlife, multiculturalism, incredible museums and rebirth into the dynamic cosmopolitan powerhouse it is today. And as each day goes by, Berlin seems to only get cooler.
Barcelona, Spain
Some of the world’s best food, drink, architecture and beaches all combine in the idyllic Catalan capital. Whether you’re surfing, skateboarding, spray-painting or simply devouring tapas, Barcelona is an amazing place to lounge with friendly locals by day and stay out late after the Mediterranean sun has set.
Hong Kong, China
It’s tough to beat the contrasting combination of tranquil green mountains and dazzling seaside skyscrapers. But add dim sum, the best shopping on Earth, a wealth of culture and a highly addictive dose of urban bustle into the mix – it’s no wonder Hong Kong came in at a strong eighth place with our readers
Reykjavík, Iceland
With laidback days and long, hedonistic summer nights the world’s most northerly capital is undeniably awesome. For such a tiny population Iceland’s creative output is off the charts, breeding artists such as Bjork and Sigur Ros to name a few. But how many other cool cities can also boast the aurora borealis or an easy escape from city life to primordial looking wilderness when you need it? Only Reykjavík.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Always a strong contender, we weren’t surprised to see Amsterdam come in a strong fifth place on the cool list. The marriage of calming canals and crooked brick buildings with alternative lifestyles, bike culture and avant-garde art scenes make the Dutch capital an easy city to love, but a much tougher one to leave.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For its favela funk parties, un-paralleled beach life, ever-tempting churrasco, grit and glorious style, our readers were insistent about Rio’s inclusion in the coolest cities list. Rio’s landmarks and landscapes never grow dull, and its vibrant atmosphere energizes and inspires residents and visitors alike.
Tokyo, Japan
Though life in its multiple city centres is a true sensory overload – satisfying barrages of crowds, flashing lights, anime, J-pop and futuristic tech – deep in the suburbs and backstreets our readers found a host of fashionable pop-ups, hip bars, slick art galleries and little ramen restaurants with flavours to blow your mind. From hangouts in Yoyogi Park to great hospitality and general politeness towards travellers, Tokyo definitely deserves its spot in the top four.
Istanbul, Turkey
Balancing on the brink of Europe and Asia, one could easily spend a week beaching and sightseeing in historic Istanbul and never get bored. But to get a taste of contemporary cool you’ll have to leave the oldest neighbourhoods behind. It won’t be long before you stumble upon one of the many edgier districts bursting with hip cafés, independent boutiques, experimental galleries, wild nightclubs and a creative buzz that has the whole world talking Turkey.

 

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Ways Technology has Changed our Lives Forever

Technology has changed our lives forever through various ways. It has changed our day-to-day life in all aspects. It has made some benefits to our life as well as disadvantages to our life. It has also deprived a lot of things of our life like mailing greeting cards, letters to our loved ones, etc. today we are more dependent on technology such that we can’t exist a single day without mobile, social media, etc.

 


Virtual chat
Earlier whenever we wanted to contact our friends and relations the only option was to give a call to know about their whereabouts. However today we have come much closer than earlier. We know the person’s day to day life through the status but through the social media, we cannot make out the emotions that are involved. Instead of making a phone call we prefer chatting with the person online through Facebook chat and Twitter we feel more comfortable than the traditional phone calls. Even the important conversations are made through email and chat instead of personal meetings.
Learning system
The teaching pattern has been totally changed when we were young, we used to share notes with friends however now the notes system is disappeared as we save everything on a computer and share it through email. Even the virtual classrooms are more popular nowadays. You can get the knowledge on any subject from all over the world with the help of the online tutor. Whatever is your age, through such advancements, you can join the virtual classroom at your convenient time and from your flexible place.
Reading books
Earlier we used to purchase our favorite author books from a bookstore, however, there is no need to go to the bookstore most of the books are converted as an e-book you can find all types of books are available online now. Many shopping sites sell these e-books at a discounted rate online you also get a wide variety of options.
Everything with a click
With the technological advancement, we can do things with a click. In past individuals used to leave home for shopping, banking, hotel booking, booking tickets, dining, purchasing groceries, etc. now everything can be done online which has made our life easy. Owing to this we leave home a lesser number of times. Today, most of them travel only whenever it is quite necessary. As all other things are done online, we mostly live indoors and get very less fresh air which is not quite good for our health.
Parenting
Parenting was like teaching kids through their own experiences. Even the books were the friends of kids and parents. There was no internet to show information on a topic and the videos. Parents use to prefer mostly the books, newspapers to teach their kids. With the advancement of technology, parenting has also been taught online. If parents want to teach their kids, they just go online in search on the topic. It is a boon to parents who wants to teach their kids everything before their age.

 

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