My Top Cities
I’ve always loved big cities ever since I was a young school girl and travelled to Barcelona on a school trip. I grew up on the outskirts of Liverpool so I’ve always been fascinated in the hustle and bustle of city life and the people that live and work in them.
Below are some of my favourite cities that I’ve been lucky enough to visit. It’s not my definitive list as I’m constantly updating it but for now, in no particular order…
I couldn’t have a list of favourite cities without including my adopted home – London. With its amazing history you’ll never be short of places to see. Museums, tours and architecture is here in abundance.
If you love shopping you’ll love New York. I couldn’t get over how many amazing shops and world-famous restaurants there are. If you can visit during the Christmas festive period, the place is just magical.
I was only to stay in Bangkok for a few days but what I say during that time was incredible. With its many bars and restaurants offering food and drink at very low prices, you can see why it’s popular with backpackers but I also loved the many temples you can visit. I wish I could have stayed longer but I will definitely return one day.
I loved Madrid and its laid-back way of life. With some amazing buildings I was struck by how clean the place was! It was really nice to see how the locals (and tourists) respected the city. If you like seafood, you’ll be in food heaven and you should look out for ‘Bocata de Calamares’.
Before I went to Rome, I was often told how expensive it is. I admit that it can be a bit on the costly side but once I’d moved away from the busy city streets, I found the food and drink to be reasonably priced. Anwyay, whatever you end up paying for your cappuccino, the architecture and museums are well worth it.
I really didn’t know what to expect with Tokyo but I wasn’t disappointed. Walking around the city is like travelling to the future where everything is high-tech. The place is a fast-moving but you can find small parks to relax and sit off for a bit.
Kuala Lumpur is a fascinating city in that you can move from huge modern buildings to small ancient shops and markets within a few hundred yards. The quality of food and hotels is amazing for what you pay. I loved the many bars and everone there wa so accommodating and yes, the Petronas Twin Towers are huge!
The thing I loved about Munich was the way everyone appeared so relaxed. With lovely parks and plenty of attractions, I spent a lot of time walking and although I wasn’t there for the legendary Oktoberfest, I was able to try a stein or few.
The reason I’ve included New Delhi is that I’ve never experienced anything like it! Many of my favourite cities are busy and a hive of activity but New Delhi is on another level. There are many tours with plenty of things to see and a trip to the Taj Mahal is well worth it. I loved the restaurants but some of the street food I tried was even better.
Helsinki is a beautiful city but one of the main things I took away from my trip is just how close it is to breathtaking scenery. When not taking in the views I spent my time visiting the shops and cafes and. even managed to take in a sauna.