Don't get me wrong, Anchorage is fine and dandy but wouldn't it be that much cooler with a name like one of these beauties? I love the sounds of language. Grace, with her junior-high German class interests kept voting for European cities but darn it, Potsdam just doesn't do it for me.
13. Bogota, Colombia. I don't care if it is all about the drugs, it's a great name. You can mess with the accent on different syllables if you want to sound cooler.
12. Tripoli, Libya. And "Mommar Gadhafi" isn't bad either for a Evil Despot monkiker, if he'd just stick to one spelling. Is he still alive anyway?
11. Medellin, Colombia. Okay, so what's with those Colombians? Are all their cities so fun to say?
10. Marrakesh, Morrocco. It could be the Crosby, Stills and Nash song but nonetheless a great name and high on my list.
9. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. No, it's not a revival of Swedish disco it's a city at the bottom of Mount Entoto (a good name too).
8. Timbuktu, Mali. Also spelled Tombouctou--which I think I like even better.
7. Kinshasa, Congo. Africa has the highest per-capita of Cool City Names. It's true.
6. Reykjavik, Iceland. Iceland is so--I don't know blah but Reykjavik, now THAT'S a name!
5. Mombasa, Kenya. I'm in Africa, flying in an open cockpit plane over a flock of flamingoes with Robert Redford every time I hear this word.
4. Kathmandu, Nepal. Also with a fine song to accompany by Kat Stevens (and don't leave me a message, I know it's Cat Stevens, I'm being cute here). Who hasn't wanted to try this city?
3. Tegucigalpa, Hondura. South America's bid for the Coolest Ever City Name.
2. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Yea, you've probably never been there but you know the name. Or maybe you don't. You should, it's so fun to say.
1. Barranquilla, Colombia. Just enjoy the feel of those Rs roll around on your tongue.
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Thursday, November 23, 2006