[ 2008-11-19 14:35 ]
世界旅游年鉴《Lonely Planet》在其最新发表的“世界十大城市”评选中将格拉斯哥评为与芝加哥、里斯本、墨西哥城等国际都市并列其一的世界最具魅力的时尚都市。格拉斯哥已经不再是人们心目中那个面目黑褐的工业城市，现在，她是那个将于2014年举办英联邦运动会的城市；那个成就了著名演员James McAvoy的城市；那个可以在附近海岸大嚼特嚼平底锅煎扇贝的城市；那个在Clyde河岸乘坐快艇“突破你的极限”的城市；那个在格拉斯哥城市国际足球场“与亿万球迷尖声大叫”的城市。
The travel guide Lonely Planet has confounded the sceptics who disparage the city for its hard-drinking, violent reputation by claiming it is one of the world's top 10 cities for visitors - on a par with Chicago, Lisbon and Mexico City. Glasgow, which is hosting the Commonwealth games in 2014, now boasts alumni such as the actor James McAvoy, pan-fried scallops caught off the nearby coast, and "defining experiences" such as cruising down the Clyde by powerboat and "adding your voice to the Hampden roar" at the city's international football stadium.
"Forget about castles, kilts, bagpipes and tartan," the travel firm's Best in Travel 2009 guide states.
"You come for the cocktails, cuisine and designer chic (plus the legendary native wit) ... Scotland's biggest city has shaken off its shroud of industrial soot and shimmied into a sparkling new designer gown." Glasgow is the only British city included in the top 10.
The top 10 cities were:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
图注：格拉斯哥的现代建筑- BEWLEYS HOTEL
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