Note: I visited Vancouver and toured wineries in western Canada in September 2019 and planned to publish this article in early 2020, to inspire wine-lovers who might be considering a Canadian tour this year. Part-way through the writing, Covid-19 suddenly appeared, and the idea of travel in 2020 became increasingly improbable. It’s taken me two […]
London, England (Economist Intelligence Unit) – The annual Economist liveability survey of 140 cities worldwide ranks Vancouver in first place with an almost perfect 98 score out of 100. There are four European cities among the top 10. Vienna is in second place, Helsinki in seventh, just ahead of eighth-tied Geneva, Sydney and Zurich.
Republished with permission Liam Bates, from Saint Prex, Vaud, who attends the University of British Columbia in Canada, contributes feature and travel articles to GenevaLunch. In mid-March 2009 he won a speech contest sponsored by the Chinese government, “Chinese Bridge,” to find the best Chinese speaker among Canadian university students. In August 2009 he competes […]