Any traveller will know that when you’ve been lucky enough to have visited many different places often people love to ask where has been your favourite. I know some people absolutely hate when people ask this question, but I don’t have a problem with it. It’s kind of a natural question I’d say.
Anyway, I always answer it that I could never pick just one place, so here are a few of my favourite places I’ve visited so far…
St. Petersburg, Russia
I was absolutely blown away by the time I spent in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Russian history is utterly fascinating, and there’s something I find so intriguing about the country, culture and Russian people. I was also taken aback by the opulent and exciting architecture of some of the buildings in St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.
My favourite building in St. Petersburg, and probably in the world so far, is The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. With colourful domes, drippings of gold and intricate details adorning the exterior it is also one of the weirdest looking buildings ever. The interior is almost entirely covered in tiny mosaics which is absolutely mind blowing considering the amount of time and skill must have gone into the creation of it.
The South of France
The South of France has long been a favourite of mine. The chic of Nice is a personal favourite of mine to explore and I always use it as a base when I’m in the south of France and travel to the smaller towns and villages in the area from there.
One of the most picturesque places on the coast is Villefranche-sur-Mer where the houses rise out of the calm water of the Mediterranean whilst colourful boats gently bob about in the water below them. It also has great restaurants, adorable boutiques and a fabulous open air market on Sundays that sells everything from handmade leather handbags to perfume from nearby Grasse, said to be the world’s capital of perfume.
Other great towns and villages to explore around this area are Antibes, Menton, Cagnes-sur-Mer and of course, Cannes. The train ride along this stretch of coast is also one of the most picturesque train rides I’ve been lucky enough to take so be sure to try it out if you’re in the area.
I’ve only spent four days in Berlin so far, but they were four great days and I loved the city. It’s cool, colourful and quirky and has some ridiculously good nightlife (tried and tested!).
I also took a Segway tour around the city and enjoyed whizzing past Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, Alexanderplatz and even the hotel where Michael Jackson famously dangled his baby precariously over the balcony! Segways are so much fun, if you haven’t ever ridden one you’re definitely missing out.
I’m looking forward to heading back to Berlin in two weeks when I’ll be spending more time there. I’m definitely excited to discover more of this exciting city.
I know, it’s my country and therefore I’m completely biased, but Scotland truly is one of my ultimate favourite places in the world. Scotland has vibrant and charming cities like the capital Edinburgh, and it’s west coast counterpart Glasgow. Scotland is full of beautiful architecture and some of my favourite architecture can be found at The University of Glasgow, where I was lucky enough to study for my degree in English Literature. The main building of the university has imposing Gothic architecture and never fails to take my breath away.
Scotland is also blessed with some of the most stunning natural scenery I’ve ever seen. The Scottish Highlands, the isle of Skye, the countless numbers of lochs, waterfalls and open spaces in Scotland add together to make it easily one of the best places I can think of to explore for people who love the great outdoors.