As I’ve written about before, Venice is the type of place you either love or hate and I’m definitely in the love camp so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite pictures taken in the city. Venice can be crowded with tourists, especially in the summer, but look beyond the clusters of people and admire the beauty of this charming city. It is definitely the less well known spots in the city that are the places I like the most.
The subject of cruise holidays seems to be a bit like marmite- you either love them or you hate them. Everyone seems to have an opinion on cruises, and many people aren’t afraid to let their thoughts be heard. The latest Huffington Post article by Adrian Brijbassi entitled ‘Why You Should Never Go On a Cruise‘ is no exception.
The title immediately had my hackles up. I recently wrote about how I hate being told the proposed ‘right’ way to travel, and this article tells me what I shouldn’t be doing before I’ve even read the first sentence. However, I read it in it’s entirety and by the end I couldn’t agree with a single point the author had made. By far the most baffling point made in the article is Brijbassi saying that a cruise to the Galapagos is one of the few reasons he is glad cruises exist, which seems to be contradicting the whole point of his article.
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.
The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, by far my favourite building in St. Petersburg
As regular readers of my blog will know, I’m immensely proud of being Scottish and absolutely love my little country. It has a great mix of beautiful natural places and vibrant, exciting cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh. 2013 is the year of natural Scotland which aims to celebrate the immense natural beauty that Scotland has in abundance.
With that in mind, I wanted to share some of my favourite photos of natural Scotland with you…
Mealt Waterfall and Kilt Rock on the Isle of Skye
Travelling for leisure is a relatively new concept within the grand scheme of world history. That means that as humans we’re constantly refining what we deem to be the best ways to travel and the best things to see and do while we are in a foreign land.
Travel is ultimately different for everyone. One person’s preferred style of travel might be another’s version of hell. But there isn’t any hard and fast ‘correct’ way to travel, and the people who think there is, well, they bug me.
Stockholm Archipelago contains a staggering 30,000 islands and islets approximately and is one of the most picturesque places I explored within the Baltic Sea. The colourful buildings in the main islands of the city looked beautiful against the different shades of blue in the calm sea. Read more