Next February I will be jetting off to the Big Apple and I am so excited! New York City has been number one on my list of places to visit for as long as I can remember. I would have loved to have visited during December (purely for the Kevin McCallister vibes) but booking spur of the moment halfway through the year meant it wasn’t possible to save enough in time but hey, NYC any time is fine with me. I’m super excited to eat all the food and see Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State building and just the general hustle and bustle that New York brings (so I’ve heard…) I’m definitely more into city breaks than lounging around in the sun for a week, so I thought I’d share with you some cities that I would love to visit.
Reykjavik looks like such a beautiful city. I would love to go here to see the Northern Lights (depending on the time of year and how clear the sky is) and the stunning architecture of the Hallgrímskirkja and the Harpa concert hall, not forgetting the colourful buildings close to the Old Harbour. From the photos I’ve seen, it reminds me a little bit of Copenhagen which is one of my favourite places. I would also love to see Lake Tjornin and the Grotta Lighthouse.
Even though I live in the UK, there are still so many places here I’m yet to visit! Edinburgh looks like an incredible city with lots to do, from the picturesque views, the many monuments and not forgetting the awesome animals at Edinburgh Zoo. That’s probably why I booked a sneaky trip to the Scottish capital next month. I know, I should be saving for New York but I just couldn’t resist… Hopefully I’ll be able to find the hidden courtyards and secret gardens located across the city.
Brussels – the home of chocolate, waffles and fries. Not to mention all the Belgian beer. The Grand Place lit up at night was what sold me on this one. It looks amazing. The beautiful medieval square is in the centre of Brussels and hosts the annual Christmas Markets. I love seeing other cities architecture and Brussels has some incredible buildings such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Triumphal Arch over in Parc du Cinquantenaire.
I love history and Berlin is a city that’s filled with it. The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin’s best known landmarks and is a symbol of turmoil and peace. Not far from the Brandenburg Gate is the Holocaust memorial, which I’d like to visit as I think it is important to pay respect to the victims of the Holocaust. There’s many other historic landmarks such as the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag.
What cities would you love to visit?