Welcome to Silicon Valley on the sea! Beyond the beauty of the Ba’hai Gardens, major technology incubators for the region and the world at large are located within city limits — like the Technion and the MATAM Scientific Industries Center that leases space to powerful researchers and providers including Google, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft.
The city is laden with English-teaching opportunities, only to be balanced out perfectly with a vibrant party culture where soju, the regional libation of choice, is cheaper than water. No wonder Seoul is the birthplace of hangover stew.
8. Tel Aviv
13. Sao Paulo
Brazil’s largest city is often described as what feels like a small town simply filled with people — smart and beautiful ones who are turning it into the innovation and start-up leader of South America. Other big happenings aren’t limited to the tech scene either — Sao Paulo happens to play host to the world’s largest annual Gay Pride crowds, too.