Wednesday, April 13, 2005

A work colleague told me tomorrow he is going to Manchester. He added Manchester must be the worst city in the world. Obviously, that was an exaggeration. But is there a list of 'best' and 'worst' cities of the world? Who does that ? The answer came immediately : The Economist does(I should have imagined that). And from their last list in September 2004, as The Guardian reported, I can now reveal that the Worst City in the World is (again) Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. The Best City in the World is Melbourne in Australia.
I've never been in Port Moresby. SD was there several years ago for work reasons and could not see much of the place..because work colleagues advised avoiding visits to the place and limit contact with the outside world to taxi trips from the hotel to the office and from the office to the hotel. Both of us have been to Melbourne, though. It was nice. But I think I'd rather live in Sydney . Or much better, Auckland in New Zealand!

. Un colega en el trabajo me comentaba que maniana va a Manchester. Acto seguido aniadio que Manchester es la peor ciudad del mundo. Obviamente, esto es una exageracion. Pero hay una lista de las 'mejores' y las 'peores' ciudades del mundo, hecha con seriedad? La respuesta llego de inmediato : The Economist la hace (me lo tendria que haber imaginado! The Economist, como no!). De su ultima lista, compilada en Septiembre 2004, segun informa The Guardian , la 'Peor Ciudad del Mundo' resulto ser Port Moresby (otra vez!) en Papua Nueva Guinea. La 'Mejor Ciudad del Mundo' fue Melbourne , en Australia.
No conozco Port Moresby, pero SD estuvo alli hace unos anios por motivos laborales. Poco vio porque sus nuevos colegas de trabajo recomendaron limitar el contacto al minimo, viajando en taxi del hotel a la oficina y de la oficina al hotel! Ambos hemos estado en Melbourne y no esta mal, aunque si tuviera que escoger, iria a vivir a Sydney . O mejor aun, a Auckland en Nueva Zelanda!

The weather today:
UV Index:0 Low
Wind:From the South Southwest at 10 mph
Dew Point: 8C
Humidity: 81%
Visibility:9 miles
Barometer:1,005.4 mb

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