City Of My Dreams- Top 10 Travel Destinations

travel destinations

I’m not a huge fan of Winter, so desperately looking forward to Spring that every few sunbeams outside rapidly make me jump into my ankle trousers and a spring coat, although that doesn’t change much (despite me freezing). Getting more and more impatient in this great anticipation, I decided to think of my summer holiday instead. I haven’t planned anything yet but it’s always good to take a look at some options, no?

Although I’ve got a few favourite cities I’d love to go back to, as for my summer holiday, however, I’d like to discover something new. And today between running classes, writing emails, making calls and other equally exciting things you can do at your desk, I decided to make my dream list of the places I’ve never been to but always wanted to go.  Fancy a peek?

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I was trying really hard to make a top-ten but I guess I’m not that greedy so… top nine has to be enough!

9. Stockholm

stockholm

I’ve been to Oslo and I absolutely loved it so I guess I’d like Stockholm, too-all in all it’s not that far, is it. Moderna Museet and Gamla Stan sound like my cup of tea, so does Bonnierst Konsthall and all the parks with amazing water views. Plus I used to speak a little Swedish, so it would be nice to check how much I can remember!

The pics come from this guide.

stockholm

stockholm

8. Edinburgh

edinburgh

I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland so why not to start with its capital? Seeing the foggy castle would be so cool! And the National Gallery (how could I resist that?) and botanic gardens…or maybe even attending The Fringe and some whisky tasting? Yep, Edinburgh certainly does sound like a fantastic place to visit!

The pics come from here.

edinburgh

7. Milan

milan

Famous of its ridiculously good-looking people, breath-taking architecture, art pieces to kill for and food choices to ruin any diet plan, Milan just had to make it to my list. The perspective of being surrounded by beautiful things, attending fashion events, visiting one gallery after another to end up with a lovely meal by the canal is hard to resist, no?

The pics come from here.

milan

6.Lisbon

lisbon

The place of Bernardo Museum!-I know, I’m boring, but when Andy, Pablo and Salvador meet under one roof how could I miss it? I love modern art and I really can’t help it! Design and Fashion Museum is another of my top destinations- sorry, that’s just the way I am! If I mention all the gorgeous views, sunshine and cafes by the river this is exactly my vision of paradise 🙂

The pics come from here.

lisbon

5. New York

new york

The only non-European city on my list (was it a spoiler what I’d just said ?!). I guess I’m not that keen on long hauls and distant lands but NYC has always seemed rather exciting. Seeing the world from the Empire State building must be quite an experience, Times Square at night looks absolutely mesmerising in the pictures and Brooklyn, although losing its  former charm, still seems like a place to fall in love at first sight. A bit like London’s East End, no? Not to mention the greatest museums, shopping spots and brunch places… even famous Manhattan once-overs couldn’t spoil all those!

The pics come from here and here.

new york

4. Paris

paris

The city of haute couture and heavenly pastries (yes, Manhattan, there are some places where eating carbs is not a federal felony!), where your feet may be the most appreciated way of transport- isn’t that amazing? And of course, there’s the Louvre, and the Tower, fabulous nightlife options, all those charming little streets and plenty of art and fashion events all year long- yay!

The pics come from Wiki and this site.

paris

3. Dublin

dublin

Although some people say the Temple Bar is nothing more than the street full off drunks, my spoilt with love to anything Irish brain refuses to believe it. I can easily picture myself with a pint of Guinness, listening to the live music in some bubbly pub. And all the Irish appear so cheerful, friendly and easy-going that you can’t really ask for better company. Crammed with drunks or not, Dublin must be completely captivating and exceptional- end of story!

The pics come from here and here.

dublin

dublin

2. Berlin

berlin

Being a hipster mecca with undeniably remarkable history, Berlin has always fascinated me. The area with a huge creative potential packed with vintage clothing shops, farmers markets, vegan cafes and fancy bars in the neighbourhood of the finest museums and raw architecture would be a fabulous place to explore. Plus, it never hurts to meet some activists, street artists and fashion bloggers, does it.

In here you can find more pieces of wall art. Other pics come from here and here.

berlin

berlin

1. Amsterdam

amsterdam

Just another city of my dreams with cosy canal-side cafes, romantic bridges, tiny art galleries, exceptional design and fabulous concept stores. If we add the floating flower market, free ferry trips, over 30 idyllic parks and the Van Gogh Museum it’s just too good to be true- how can one place have so much to offer?!

The pics come from this fantastic online guide.

amsterdam

amsterdam

Right, so that was my Top Ten Travel Destinations (never been good with figures, hahah). What would be yours?