things make a big difference when you travel to a foreign country.
Yes, you have to make time to see the big attractions that people rave
about – of course you do. But it’s really important just to
soak up the atmosphere, have a coffee in a quirky local cafe, sit in a park or
even take a bus ride. Listed below are some perfect European cities
in which to people-watch, promenade through and play around in
Paris: The style
capital of the world, not just Europe, this city of romance and art is one of
the most popular destinations in the world. While the crowds gather at The
Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, make your way to Montmarte and wander
around the narrow streets and lanes that once inspired the Parisian
Rome: Rome, the
capital of the ancient world and a city where every second person you meet is
simply breathtaking to look at. Once you’ve seen the famous Sistine Chapel
Ceiling and waited in line to bumble round the Colosseum, sit yourself down in
the first square you can find and take a long look through your sunglasses at
the fashion trends on show in this gorgeous city.
Edinburgh: This picture
postcard capital is full of historic monuments and ancient buildings like
Edinburgh Castle. Once you’ve had your ticket stamped and taken a few photos,
slink off to the Grassmarket and visit Armstrongs Vintage Clothing Emporium. This
landmark business began trading in 1840 and is full of stylish bargains.
and historic at the same time, this coastal Croatian city will charm you with
its easy flare, trendy restaurants and vibrant inhabitants. Flights to Croatia
are inexpensive so it’s a great place to book a student holiday or a low cost summer break. if you plan on travelling to the city, forget the showpiece
churches and go for a hike along the coastal walking paths, you never know who
you might meet along the way.
London: What can I
say about London? It’s big, it’s bold and it’s incredibly classy. Yes you
could go to Madame Tussauds on your visit and ride the London Eye till
your head starts to spin. But why not take a tube to the East End and admire
all the different outfits on show or visit one of the city’s famous street
markets and look for some hidden treasure.
you could stop at the first Mcdonald’s you see on your way to the first
attraction that your guidebook recommends and that would be fine. But maybe you
won’t come back to a city for a few years – maybe you’ll never go back – so
it’s important to get see the real character of a place by
gently lifting up its underside. Anyway, enough
philosophising. Wherever you choose to go this summer, have a great time!
Have you got any trips planned for this Summer?
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