If you are aware of current world events right now, the chances are that Turkey isn’t likely to be on your current ‘must-see’ list. Because of its closeness to the Middle East – in geographical and political terms – a lot of people are thinking twice about visiting.
But while there is an element of risk, the reality is that it is in the same security state as virtually everywhere else in Europe and the western world. And missing out on such a beautiful and welcoming country would be such a shame. With this in mind, here are a few awesome reasons why you should rip up your current travel plans and book a visit to Turkey instead.
Along with the epic remote outback and beautiful beaches, Australia also has some of the most incredible cities in the world; Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide to name a few. But one that should really be on your list to visit is Perth, this Western Australian capital gives you the benefit of the city and beach rolled into one. You could easily spend a full week or two exploring, but if you only have one day- here are some ideas on how to spend it!
Still not sure where to visit this summer? What about planning a trip to Greece? Whether that is mainland Greece, the Cyclades group, or the Dodecanese Islands, Greece could be the perfect destination for a summer holiday, as it has a lot to offer any traveller. From white sand beaches with azure seas, ancient ruins to multi cultural towns. and cities with plenty of nightlife, there is a lot more to Greece than meets the eye.
Fancy spending a week or two in Greece? Here are five reasons why Greece would make the perfect summer holiday destination.
Europe offers so many cultures, culinary delights, and climates. No wonder it is such a holiday favourite, no matter where you’re from. There are plenty of choices, and the ease of travel from country to country on the mainland makes it a traveller’s delight too. Best of all, it’s still pretty easy to hop over for a spur-of-the-moment long weekend. Here’s where to head to for each season of the year:
With a look of old and new, sharp and soft, Eastern Europe invites visitors for an untimely experience. If you are enthusiastic about discovering grand history, or a person seeking modern excitement, this place is ideal for you. This region will gift you a one of a kind experience that will last a lifetime.
The British Airways I360 is to Brighton what the London Eye is to London; a futuristic centrepiece for the city which provides a unique experience, boasts spectacular views, and bring in the tourists. Funnily enough, the architects who designed the I360 also designed the London Eye, you could say they’re doing a pretty good job designing at the moment! Opened in Late 2016 the I360 rises up its centre column to a height of 162m and boasts spectacular 360° views across the city and out to sea. The I360 is, in fact, the world’s tallest moving observation tower! The attraction looks extremely futuristic, glistens spectacularly in the sun, and is a great addition to any day in Brighton.
So it turns out Vienna is famous for museums, churches and the opera – who knew! I certainly didn’t when I booked a 3 night vacation to the city. These 3 attractions are great and attract millions, but not really my thing you see. So I was a little apprehensive if I’d have anything to do! However, I can safely say that there is so much more to Vienna! I actually had a blast and Vienna has entered as one of my favourite European cities…and all without visiting one museum or the opera.
Here are some reasons, other than its most famous attractions, to visit Vienna.
Wander a few minutes from the touristy parts and you come across streets with grand doors that are propped open just enough for you to sneak in. These doors lead to courtyards which are surrounded by the cities apartments. Each one is slightly different. Some contain lots of plants, some contain crazy old ladies, and others – tiny little doors.
There are many markets in Vienna and Nashmarkt is the main one of these. It’s a stones throw away from the hostel I was in so was frequented regularly! Its over 1.5km long and contains mainly food stools, bars and restaurants. Great for shopping in the day, this place is also buzzing during most evenings and has a great atmosphere. Its relatively cheap as well and great for evening meals and drinks.
I stayed in the Wombats Hostel – Naschmarkt, and thought it was great. Its a very large hostel but still has a cosy feel as there’s so many places to lie down on cushions in the foyer – great if hungover or just chilling! It’s also a great place to meet people and make some great friends! Oh, and its £12 a night – bargain bucket.
Vienna has no shortage of green open spaces. Whether its the gardens of Schonbrunn palace or a regular city park, there is always somewhere to relax and chill for few hours. The gardens of Schonbrunn are majestic – just don’t lay down in the sun for 3 hours and get burnt like I did. A great city park is Stadpark – it has people singing, fountains, food, music, great buildings – you name it.
City feel, but just the right size.
Its the capital of Austria – it has skyscrapers, shopping malls and huge parks. Yet everything seems so easy to get to. Literally everything in the city is within walking distance from the metro – which Is fast, reliable and cheap (By cheap I mean free, I don’t think anyone pays as there are no barriers!). Its so simple to use and even during rush hour its not too packed. This is such a bonus for travellers and enables you to see everything you want so easily!
These are just some reasons why Vienna has impressed me so much. If your not into museums or opera don’t be put off by thinking that they’re all the city has to offer.
It has so much more and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!