Foursquare's Three New City Badges for London, Paris and Istanbul are Only the Beginning
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Just in time for the holiday seasonand by "holiday" we mean taking holidays away from familylocation-based social networking app Foursquare has finally introduced a suite of new, international badges. If you're traveling to London, Paris or Istanbul, you're going to want to make sure you're not only hitting the top spots in the city, but that you're checking into them as well.
The three badges are easy enough to get. First, follow 4sqCities, and just to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to also follow the individual city lists here: London, Paris, Istanbul. Then travel to one or all of the cities and clickety-click to check-in to the places on the recommended lists. Five places earns the badge.
Sure, this is pretty great for Foursquare users around the world clamoring for diversified badges, but what's even better is that Foursquare hints on their blog that these three are just the beginning of world cities with their own badges. Want to suggest the next? Do it here.
For the super-curious, here's the unlock text you'll see when you earn each:
From Buckingham Palace to Brick Lane, The Savoy Hotel to Soho Square, and Downing Street to Diagon Alley, you’ve seen the city’s best... and all before teatime. Add a spoonful of sugar for us! Well done, chap.
You’ve picnicked avec un peu de vin by les quais de Seine, partied in République, missed le dernier métro, and taken un velib instead. From la Rive Gauche to la Rive Droite, you’ve seen it all (except Les Catacombes)! C’est un truc de ouf.
You’ve traipsed across the Seven Hills and spent the morning in Europe and the afternoon in Asia. You know the Bagdat Caddesi like the back of your hand and can spot a good kebab cart a kilometer away. You’ve visited the best of Istanbul! Tebrikler!!
So...who's up for a weekend in Istanbul?