Ah, the noble art of city trips. The skill of getting to know a city, its culture, its habits and its inhabitants in a short amount of time. The joy of opening up your mind for new experiences – of asking a waiter what to pick, of turning left when you know you had to turn right, of asking the hipster guy behind the counter where he would go out tonight. Here’s a list of cities I grew fond of and spent enough time to develop some favorite local places.