Anyone who knows me will know how much I dream about travelling and experiencing new places. For me a holiday isn’t just about lying by a pool on a sunlounger and making the most of an all inclusive hotel stay; I really love to get up close and personal with the country and it’s culture.
I thought I’d just compile a small list of some of the places in Europe which I am DYING to see. Some I’m hoping to get to this year, others are slightly less realistic. But let me know in the comments if there’s anywhere else you’d recommend for me to check out!
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Looking at photos of this stunning blue and white design really reminds me of one of my favourite places in the world: Sidi Bou Saïd in northern Tunisia. I dream of the Mediterranean climate and delicious food that Greece has to offer as well as the secluded luxury of a cave pool or the peaceful bliss looking out from an infinity pool. Sadly this holiday is probably out of reach for the foreseeable future due to my student budget but I’m determined to get there one day!
The northern lights. Utterly breathtaking. I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to experience these first hand but I’m sure it would be incredible. Funnily enough, a visit to Reykjavik has always been what I envisioned for my honeymoon (one day). I like how different it is and I feel like the romantic element is most definitely still there. I can picture myself relaxing in the blue lagoon spa and looking up at the most amazing sky. One day I hope!
Slightly more realistic and doable on a budget as well: Amsterdam. I am actually planning a weekend break to Amsterdam in the coming Autumn just to celebrate 3 years with my lovely boyfriend. I’m very excited to walk along the canals and visit the famous sights. I’m also curious to see what the nightlife has to offer so watch this space!
Another thing I’m very much excited about is the fact that come this summer, I’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the Austrian border. Austria is one of those places which I’ve always wanted to get to but never quite had the opportunity. It would be perfect because I speak German and it’s not too far away, so here’s hoping I’ll actually make it this time around! Salzburg is renown for it’s stunning scenery and magnificent castle which overlooks the city (much like Heidelberg- my old home!) I’m also positive that the Christmas markets there would be incredible.
Continuing with the Austrian theme, of course Vienna would have to be on the list as well! It’s always been a dream of my mum’s to take a trip here and see the concert hall, as she’s such a big fan of classical music. It’s my dream to go for the cakes and the cafes! I do love a good patisserie and I can only imagine how brilliant it feels to indulge in the home of cafe culture.
So I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m quite the foodie and where else would be on a foodie’s bucket list other than Rome; the heart of Italy and of course Italian cooking. I’m such a fan of Italian food, it’s probably the influence of one of my best friends having Italian heritage that I’ve become quite fussy about what is good enough but naturally a trip to Rome would satisfy every need in that department!
I know, it’s completely predictable and maybe it’s the romantic in me, but I feel that this list wouldn’t be complete without including the city of love! Paris is somewhere where I think everyone who can needs to try and visit once. It’s so well known for its cool and chic vibes that I feel as though I need to experience it first hand. I don’t speak a word of French, but my boyfriend speaks it very well and I am quite excited at the prospect of going somewhere where he has to do all the talking for once because it’s usually the opposite way around! I also reaaallly want to try some freshly baked macarons.