I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I’ve spent the entire month so far searching through holidays and cities to visit. You’d think I’d won the lottery the way I’m going on. I have to keep reminding myself I’ve only got so much annual leave for the year! Anyone else find themselves obsessed with Holiday Pirates? I just freaking love it.
I have to say it’s really inspiring me to make this year a good’un though. Although, this year was mainly meant to be about saving for a house. I have made peace with the fact I will not be trotting off to New York or Thailand this year and I’m honestly fine with it. As a compromise, I’m just going to take a few cheap city breaks instead!
I’ve whittled it down to just 5 on my bucket list, be interesting to see how many I get ticked off by the end of the year!
1. Prague, Czech Republic.
I mean it just looks so damn pretty. This has been on my wish list for a while now, I’m especially interested in going at Christmas to visit the Christmas Markets. Nothing beats spending a few cold days in December to get yourself festively buzzed for Christmas!
From what I’ve seen, it looks like there is plenty of history and interesting buildings to discover. Sometimes it’s nice to learn a little bit of history rather than playing ignorant to culture, lazing on the beach every day.
2. Transylvania, Romania.
I have wanted to visit Transylvania for a good few years now, ever since I discovered an amazing trip with UntravelledPaths.com. The trip starts in Bucharest exploring the city and then heads over to Transylvania home to Dracula’s Castle! You then get to spend a night in a hotel made from ice, nestled between the snowy mountains and lakes. It looks like truly a once in a life time experience.
3. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sometimes I’m too busy planning to get out of my own country, that I’ve failed to see what exactly it has to offer. Scotland is still one part of the UK that I’m yet to see. In fact the furthest north I’ve been is Manchester!
Edinburgh seems the perfect starting place for me to begin in Scotland. Full of character and plenty to see & do, it had to make my list. I love the fact that there are plenty of quaint seaside towns and beaches to discover along the Edinburgh coast too!
4. Krakow, Poland.
I’ve become a little obsessed with Polish food as of late (mainly due to a shared love of Milka Chocolate). We have plenty of Polish supermarkets where I live and I’m always popping in to see what else I can try! So, Krakow seemed like an obvious choice for this year. I hear it’s pretty similar to Budapest and also rather cheap! I’m there!
4. Reykjavik, Iceland.
When did Reykjavik became such a popular city by the way? I feel like everyone is heading out there as of late and I hate to be a sheep but I need to be a sheep okay!
Seeing the northern lights is a must for me and the Blue Lagoon looks just unbelievable. I don’t even mind the fact it’s cold, it just adds to the atmosphere to be honest.
Have you been to any of the above cities, let me know your thoughts & tips!