Leuven, Belgium

During my years of travels around the world I've been keeping a list of favorite cities visited. It seems cities with a minimum population of 75,000 and not more than 150,000 make up the majority. Leuven, located a mere 15 miles east of Brussels makes the list. Why? Maybe it's the vibrant city center, the small-townish feel or terrific Old Town area. Maybe because it's so bicycle friendly or the fact it's home to Belgium's largest university which means plenty of arts and culture. Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven (KUL), with its 25,000 students lays claim to being one of Europe's oldest universities (1425).


Paul's Favorite Cities (with population between 75,000 and 150,000 in no particular order)

1). Lund, Sweden
2). Santa Barbara, California (USA)
3). Lausanne, Switzerland
4). Uppsula, Sweden
5). Ithaca, New York (USA)
6). Leuven, Belgium


Paul's Favorite Cities (with population over 200,000 in no particular order)

1). Munich, Germany
2). Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
3). Strasbourg, France
4). Stockholm, Sweden
5). Seattle, Washington (USA)
6). Basel, Switzerland
7). Edinburgh, Scotland
8). San Francisco, California (USA)
9). Copenhagen, Denmark
10). Vienna, Austria