“The world should heart my city because Baku embraces Jewish communities, Orthodox and [Roman] Catholic churches, [and] international visitors,” local Sabina Yadullayeva says, “while being a modern Muslim city where the East meets the West.” Here are a few of her favorite things about the Azerbaijani capital she’s proud to call home.
German national Ingrid Ernst has been living in Cancún for the past decade. She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, documenting her adventures on her Facebook page and a bilingual (German and English) blog she started. “The world should heart my city because [Cancún] combines breathtaking beaches, natural wonders, culture, and history,” she says. Here are a few of Ingrid’s favorite things about…
Few outside of France have heard of Chambéry, and those who have probably know it as a pit stop en route to their favorite Alpine ski stations. Washington, D.C. native Anne Donnelly (on Instagram @amdonn8) has the pleasure of living in this little medieval city in the mountains while she works as an English language teaching assistant in the…
Claudia Rodríguez lives to explore Dublin—and to share her insider intel on Spotted By Locals. Here are a few of her favorite things about the city she’s been proud to call home for the past seven years (and counting!).
Hajar Ali is the founder of Urbane Nomads, a company specializing in luxury travel to off-the-beaten-path places. Though she’s based in Singapore, the entrepreneur spends much of her time exploring the world. But no matter how far she roams, Hajar’s always happy to be back in Singapore. Here are a few of her favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.
Kyoto native Takafumi Kawakami appreciates how his city’s ancient history and cutting-edge dynamism meet in the middle to create a fascinating, world-class destination. “In Kyoto, I can easily reconnect with the past,” he says. “But at the same time, I can meet so many creative minds.” Here are a few of Takafumi’s favorite things about the city he’s proud to call home.
Jelena Stipanicev has lived in Perth just about all her life, and no matter where her wanderlust takes her, she will always be a “Southie” at heart. “It’s not Melbourne and it’s not Sydney, but my city is unique and resourceful because of its isolation,” she says. “There is no place that’s sunnier, friendlier and more laid-back than Perth.” Here are a few of Jelena’s favorite things about the city she’s proud to call home.
For local Anson Clark, Scotland’s capital city is a place of fortuitous contrast. “Choose the New Town or the Old Town, parks or parties,” he says. “[Edinburgh] is all things to all people.” Here are a few of his favorite things about the city Anson’s proud to call home.
Sandra Henriques Gajjar, founder of the Tripper cultural travel blog and author of the Lisbon Travel Guide for Urban Explorers, may have been born and raised in the Azores (one of Portugal’s two autonomous regions), but she has spent most of her life in Lisbon. Here’s her insider guide to the Portuguese capital.
Autumn is kicking into full swing (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d celebrate the season with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 fall must-dos from I Heart contributors in 20 cities around the world.
For local tour guide Laura Coch, Barcelona has it all: “This city has a bit of everything,” she says. “Great weather, history, culture, food, architecture, and shopping; the sea and the mountains; and, of course, very nice people.” Here are a few of her favorite things about the place she’s proud to call home.
Heidi Vukov moved from Pennsylvania to Myrtle Beach in 1992 to indulge her love for the ocean. The rest was history for the shore-happy restaurateur, who raised her children in this South Carolina beach town while running local favorite Croissants Bistro & Bakery. Here are a few of her favorite things about the Southern hospitality city she’s proud to call home.