Somewhere in Midtown, a woman in a cocktail dress on a crusty corner is hailing an expensive cab, driven by a crusty cabbie.
For more chipper taxi drivers, head to Dubrovnik. And for better attractions, forget Paris, which earned third place in that category, and go to Rome. And if orientation and directions are a problem, Vienna was voted the easiest place to get around.
Unsurprisingly, Dubai -- land of gold iPad-laden, seven-star hotels -- topped the list for the world's best city for hotels and shopping. But those familiar with the Emirati metropolis would agree with its third-worst ranking for culture. And more frugal travelers should visit Budapest, which offers the most bang for your Euro.
The survey's findings see Moscow, Mumbai, Marrakech, and the Dominican Republic's Punta Cana dominate the lowest rankings, for collectively being awful at everything -- from public transportation and tolerance with tourists, to bad service from taxi drivers and hotel staff.