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Foursquare Drops Eight New International City Badges, from Rio to Doha

May 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM | by | ()

First row: Bangkok, Mexico City, Doha, Santiago. Second row: Jakarta, Rio, Minneapolis, St. Paul.

Yet more international city badges have just dropped, in time for your summer travels! Location-based social network Foursquare is deep into the city badge awarding, and the last week has seen eight new ones, for your checking-in pleasure.

These newest city badges go to Mexico City, Minneapolis and St. Paul in North America; Rio and Santiago in South America; Bangkok and Jakarta in Asia; and Doha in the Middle East.

How to get the badges: First, follow 4sqCities, and just to be safe, it wouldn't hurt to also follow the individual city lists: Rio (list); Bangkok (list); Jakarta (list); Doha (list); Mexico City (list); Santiago (list); Minneapolis (list); and St. Paul (list). Then travel to the cities and clickety-click to check-in to the places on the recommended lists. Five places earns the badge.

SPOILER ALERT! Here's the unlock text for each of the newest badges:

Rio de Janeiro: Carioca
From the girls of Ipanema to the die-hard fans at Maracanã, Rio knows. Spend the afternoon sipping Caipirinhas and feasting on feijoada, then head to Lapa for some Samba. Trek home in your trusty Havaianas and do it all again tomorrow!

Bangkok: Krung Thep
When you’re not shopping at Siam Paragon or MBK, you’re probably in the back of a tuk tuk stuck in traffic or going to meet friends on Khao San Road. You know which roadside noodle stand is best, love som tam, and live for a good Tom Yum Goong. Zab!

Jakarta: Selamat Datang
Weave between the crowds at the museums and monuments in Kota Tua, and shop ‘til you drop at the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town. Head to Bandar Djakarta for some killer seafood (you’re on an island, after all!), then catch a game at GBK. Mantap!

Doha: Doha Denizen
From singing dunes, to dune bashing, you’ve got the desert down! Spend your weekend cruising on a dhow with some friends, then head to the Souq for a shisha, why don’t ya? Or go the low-key route and relax at home with some karak tea. Fallah!

Mexico City: Tenochtitlan
¡Órale! You’re the master of La Ciudad de los Palacios, from its many museums to the Zócalo! You dine on tortas de tamal at breakfast, huaraches at lunch and tacos—well—all the time. Now, hop on the metro and meet us at the cantina. ¡Vámonos de antro!

Santiago: Santiaguino a full
City to the front, Andes to the back! When you’re not soaking up some culture at the GAM, you’re jogging around the Parque Metropolitano, taking in the sun. And when hunger strikes, it’s off to Paseo Ahumada to devour a completo. ¡Bacán!

Minneapolis: City of Lakes
You’re hip to the midwest max! Not rain, nor sleet, nor feet of snow can keep you from your bike, and you’d die before missing a First Ave show. So hit up a Twins game, swing by the Sculpture Garden, and tell us: what does the cherry in the spoon MEAN?!

St. Paul: Pig's Eye
Whether you’re feasting on fried cheese curds at the State Fair or high-fiving the Vulcan Krewe during Winter Carnival, St. Paul is where it’s at. From Como Park to Lowertown, Summit Ave to those secret tunnels, you keep it real on your side of the river.

[Photo: Foursquare]

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