Madrid is Spain’s highest-placed city in the fourth edition of IESE’s Cities in Motion Index (CIMI), climbing three positions in the period analyzed (2014-16) and standing out in the dimension of Mobility and Transportation, in 6th place, and in International Impact at 15th. Barcelona has dropped overall to 35th from 2014, but it is the best-placed city for International Impact, ranking 4th in the world behind Paris, London and Bangkok.
The typical Warsaw image of a gray concrete jungle, a wasteland of Soviet-era housing, does not correspond to the reality of the last 15 years of this vibrant city.
by Marie Miguel
My home away from home is Paris. As an American, I always daydreamed about traveling to Europe, and Paris was at the top of my bucket list. I wanted to see The Eiffel Tower sparkle at the top of every hour (I know, how American of me), eat croissants and drink espresso outside of a small French café, walk the rainy streets of Paris with my Nikon in hand and bring home trinkets from the flea markets. My two trips to Paris have been nothing less than amazing.
You see them all over Paris—the elegant femmes d’un certain age (women of a certain age.) They may not look exactlyyoung per se, but they definitely look beautiful, stylish, intriguing, and sexy. That’s the trick, really. These gorgeous women don’t care so much about lookingyoung. They are much more interested in looking alluring, but in a very subtle, grown-up way.
Unlike London and Boston, Paris does not have a global top-30 university, so it may come as a surprise that it ranks as the world’s top city for international students. But consider this: Paris has 16 institutions in the QS World University Rankings, comfortably more than any other city on the planet.