After the most amazing ten months visiting countries from all different corners of the globe, now that I’m home indefinitely, I find myself wondering where I will venture to next.
Of course, having an American boyfriend means that it’s highly likely that I will end up in the US of A again sometime soon; however, the travel bug that now resides in me no matter how hard I try to fight it wants me to go to new places and experience new things.
(It’s a stubborn little fella!)
I was with my friend Vanessa last weekend and she just turned to me and went: “So, Katie – where are you off to next?”
Needless to say, it definitely got me thinking a little bit.
In the last three years, I have been fortunate enough to explore New Zealand, Australia, USA, Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, UAE, Singapore and Indonesia. Then, a little closer to home, I have visited Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands.
How ironic is it though that I live so close to so many amazing European cities (that would only take one to two hours on a plane to
get to) and I haven’t yet been to any of them?
I suppose you could argue that I’m only 26, and I have plenty more time before I’m old and grey. That said, I’m determined to do most of my
exploring while I’m still young – before my body potentially gives up on me!
Read on for the top three European cities on my travel bucket list.
Travel bucket list 101: the city where every blogger and their dog seem to have been to lately. It’s making me super jealous as France’s capital just looks so dreamy in all the photos and Insta posts.
One of my main wishes is to find a little café opposite the Eiffel Tower where I can sip on milky lattes and nibble on pastries that
melt in my mouth while writing in my travel notebook – all the live long day.
I also want to do all the touristy things like visit Notre Dame, take photos of Arc De Triomphe, wander around The Louvre art museum and spend an afternoon shopping down the Champs-Elysees.
Then there’s Disneyland Paris, which is also a must do, especially for a massive Disney geek like myself! It may take anything up to 40 minutes to get
there just outside the centre of Paris, but I’ll be able to use either T2 Transfer or Top Paris Transfer for all my taxi needs during my stay in the city.
Not only can these shuttle services run you to and from Disneyland, but they offer fast and convenient transportation to and from the airport. Sorted!
Another city on my travel bucket list is ‘The City of a Hundred Spires.” Why? Well, it just looks absolutely awe-inspiring on the photos.
Not as touristic as some of the other European cities, Prague seems a bit like a hidden gem in the heart of the European mainland, which is precisely why I want to go!
I can’t wait to walk around Old Town Square and see the 600-year-old astronomical clock. There’s also the Charles Bridge and Castle District which are both supposed to be extremely pretty.
The whole city appears to be full of history and medieval architecture and I’m so excited to eventually feast on it with my own eyes!
The company I last worked for full-time produced menswear tailoring in Budapest. Various members of staff used to get to visit the city on a regular basis – and oh how I used to wish I could be one of them.
Spoiler alert: it never happened, therefore I have to make sure I visit Hungary’s capital on my own terms in the near future!
Budapest just seems like one of the most aesthetically pleasing cities ever. I love the fact that you have the Buda district, which is mountainous,
and then there’s Pest, which couldn’t be more different because it’s flat as a pancake.
And both are connected by the Chain Bridge, which is the iconic stone bridge made in the 1800’s!
Like both Paris and Prague, the city is full of history and stunning architecture. I’d really love to go to Old Town and Trinity Square, where Matthias Church lives, as well as the turrets of Fishermen’s Bastion that apparently offer amazing views.
There’s also the Buda Castle and Szechenyi thermal baths that I want to check out.
Therefore, Budapest – hopefully, I’ll be coming for you soon, boo!
In all honesty, I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to visit these three cities any time in the near future as I’m too busy focusing on my
freelance writing business.
Having said that, you never know, as these cities would all be perfect for a weekend city mini-break in between heavy periods of work!
I’m certainly hoping to tick them off my travel bucket list in the next couple of years. But, which one should I visit first? Decisions, decisions!
Which cities are on your travel bucket list? Let me know in the comments below!
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