There are so many places I want to visit in the world but European destinations seem to be favouring at the moment because I can go away for a long weekend and not have to take much time off work to experience somewhere new. Sometimes I feel that i’ve been to lots of places, but then I look at a list of European cities and realize I still have a way to go!
The thing which really appeals about Barcelona is the fact that you can go wondering the delights of Barcelona, visiting the beautiful places the city has to offer but then you can don your swim gear and head to the beach for a few hours. A complete holiday filled with stuff to do and culture but also a relaxing sun bath and dip in the sea. I haven’t had a proper sun holiday in quite a few years as i’d rather do something, or see something but Barcelona seems to hold that middle ground.
Yes one of the places on my bucket list is located in Scotland and can be reach so easily, but i’ve just never been. I want to climb to the top of Arthur’s seat and see the views over the city, and i’ve heard their street parties at New Year are insane so perhaps that might be the time to go. And a friend has told me that they do the best fudge in Edinburgh so surely that’s reason enough to go?
Iceland has been high on my list of places to visit for ages and i’ve still never managed to get there. Naturally i’d love to see the Northern Lights but I don’t think i’d pin my hopes on it because i’d hate to come back disappointed after not seeing it. I’ve seen plenty of photos of other people that have been and everything just looks picturesque.
I’d love to go in winter and experience the snow there, then jump in a hot natural bath and completely confuse my body. You can also hire out igloo’s to stay in overnight and this is something i’d love to do because the views look amazing.
The closest i’ve been to Venice is the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas where you can get a gondola ride, but i’d love to experience one for real. While Stockholm in Sweden was made up of loads of little islands, Venice is a town pretty much made on water so i’d expect it to be beautiful, and photos seem to prove this.
Venice is known for it’s art so i’d expect lots of quirky craft places and plenty of artwork to look at, which is always a plus. Plus photos i’ve seen of the mosaic-covered Basilica San Marco look beautiful.
Rome, Italy (Again)
I went to Rome back in 2009 and it still stands as my favourite place in Europe, I was incredibly lucky going in March where the sun was shining but the crowds of tourists were not huge.
The sights were amazing, the colosseum is still one of my favourite sites and the Vatican is such an interesting place but i’d love to go back and explore more of the hidden treasures and wonder off the beaten track. Plus authentic Italian food can not be beaten.