For me, there is nothing like exploring cities. It is not just the passion to discover new exiting places, and hotspots with tasty, new foods that make me constantly looking for what’s “next.” Traveling is taking me out of my comfort zone and challenging me to actively seek out new experiences. Today i would like to share a list of the 5 favorite city trips i’ve made in 2017. Some extra inspiration for your next city trip in 2018, and who knows, maybe your ultimate destination is in between.
This open-air museum is on top of this list. Last November i had my first trip to Rome for just a few days and I’m really looking forward to visit Rome again. There are so many cool neighbourhoods to explore and to keep you wander for ages, not to mention the friendly locals, places for best ever pizzas, pastas and gelato’s! One of the most incredible things about this city is that art is everywhere.
Barcelona is one of those one-of-a-kind cosmopolitan places and one of the many great things of Barça is that the city has a beach. However, the city beaches can get over crowded, so if you are looking for a more relaxing beach experience, instead of going to Barceloneta, visit Sitges. This bohemian and tolerant beachside town is a popular escape for locals and travelers in Barcelona. Sitges lays just 35 km to the south of Barcelona and its beaches have clean water, fine sand, beach bars. You will find here restaurants and cafés, in the towns winding streets as well as in the beautiful promenade by the Mediterranean.
If you ask me why you should choose Antwerp as a city trip destination, then i could mention a number of reasons. It is a perfect shopping city, there is plenty to enjoy for food, it is full of fun events and there is also a lot to see in the field of history and museums. Antwerp is above all an easy city.
Traveling to Paris is always an amazing experiences for me. During my last visit, I skipped the museums and went on my very own tour to explore the Parisian streets. I strolled through the different gardens (which always cheers me up), the atmospheric neighbourhoods filled with vintage boutiqes, chocolate shops, patisseries and restaurants, with historical buildings along the way.
Cologne is an interesting, one of Germany’s oldest cities full of pretty streets to stroll around, cool hotspots and beautiful architecture from various time periods that reflects its long history. Many people go to Cologne for the Christmas Markets, which is a wonderful time to visit, but there are plenty of things to do all year round and perfect for all.