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  • Travelers' Choice Destinations on the Rise

    No. 1: Mar del Plata, Argentina's top beach resort, is TripAdvisor's No. 1 destination on the rise for 2012. Once the playground of the country's elite (their elaborate Victorian summer homes still stand), Mar del Plata has become a vacation hotspot for travelers in every budget category.
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    No. 2: The largest city in South America, Sao Paulo's cuisine and art is as multinational as its diverse population of 10 million. With the restaurants of the Jardins district serving every food imaginable to diners from around the world, you wouldn't be out of place going to Sao Paulo just for the dining. But you'd be missing out on world-class museums and more.
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    No. 3: Having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, Chernobyl, and Soviet rule, Kiev is the proud capital of the Ukraine. Filled with theaters, museums, religious sites, modern buildings and ancient ruins, the city of Kiev is the center of Ukrainian culture.
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    No. 4: Montevideo, a port city and the capital of Uruguay in South America, is a perfect destination for travelers looking for a relaxing stroll past colonial-era buildings and along beautiful beaches.
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    No. 5: Perched on the banks of the wide Swan River in Australia, between the Indian Ocean and the sands of the Nullarbor Desert, Perth is one of the world's most isolated cities, yet still boasts an active beach scene and smokin' nightlife.
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    No. 6: Rising from the ruins of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, Mexico City offers a unique collision of contemporary city life and historic preservation.
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    No. 7: The waterfront cafes, restaurants and studios of Hobart, the largest city in Tasmania off the Australian coast, are housed in centuries-old converted warehouses that overlook a harbor bustling with yachts and fishing boats.
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    No. 8: The inland city of Guadalajara, Mexico is bursting with history and culture. Many attractions are in the city's historic center and in the neighboring city of Zapopan.
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    No. 9: The political, scientific, historical, architectural and business center of Russia, Moscow displays the country's contrasts at their most extreme. The ancient and modern are juxtaposed side by side in this city of 10 million.
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    No. 10: In Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, sports cars and chocolate are a matter of pride. The city is also home to the Museo Egizio, one of the most impressive collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world.
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