What are Ryan Brown’s favorite cities to visit?
I prefer cities where you're actually rewarded for not planning too much and maintaining a general sense of spontaneity. So despite the heavy tourism, Antigua, Guatemala, is a city that continues to age well and maintain its charm. It's a wonderful walking city, and there is so much to see and taste. I always have great food, find awesome gifts and briefly consider the ramifications of the international move. Bonus points for being surrounded by excellent coffee farms.
I need to spend more time in Addis Ababa, and I think that when I do, it will become one of my favorites. There's an unreal energy in that city that I have to believe is a product of the rich history and wealth of the land. The birthplace of coffee is also the maker of delicious tej, or honey mead.