Shanghai is a chaotic cosmopolitan gem with an east-meets-west look and old-meets-new vibe. So much to see and do…
‘Regret’ is not usually a word I would place alongside ‘travel’. In my deep personal thoughts, however, I’ve come to believe that the more I see of the world, the more I seem to miss.
The big apple. The city that never sleeps. The concrete jungle. New York, New York. My favourite city in the world, and probably one of the hardest to see in just a day. But if you’re pressed for time or just want an easy guide on the best 10 things to see, here I have tried to provide 10 things to see in about 10 hours, so “10/10” that are also 10/10 in value. Get yourself a Metrocard and some walking shoes and get set for a busy day to check out these must-see parts of the city. Although if you have the time, stay as long as you possibly can!
Whilst Istanbul in itself is teeming with cultural, historic and interesting attractions, the rest of Turkey has much to offer international visitors. From easy day tours to overnight or weekend stays, there is an option for all tastes close by. This is a great way to utilise ones time, whilst adding depth to a prolonged holiday in Istanbul. People like Bonnie Meyer, a university student from the Gold Coast, Australia had no idea just how diverse the country is. “I didn’t know much about Turkey before going, I absolutely loved it when I arrived though,” she said. She spent more than a week in Turkey with Istanbul as her base. “If you had the time I would recommend staying a little longer and doing more day trips or even spending time in another city or town,” Meyer said. Day trips: Princes’ Islands (Adelar) Just an hour by ferry from the city centre, a trip to this chain of nine archipelagos islands in the Sea of Marmara is a great way to get out of the …
Madrid often gets overlooked by travelers who choose to head to the beach side city of Barcelona instead. Before traveling to Madrid I had heard mixed reviews, but this was quickly shut down by my absolute love of the city when I arrived. With an insane party scene and probably even more beautiful architecture than Barcelona itself, it’s hard to decide what to fit into 10 hours of exploring, but I tried my best.
If you’ve managed to Google even one thing about Budapest, then you probably already know about the ruin bars. Tucked away in the Jewish Ghetto of the Pest side of the River Danube, the bars are an array of old abandoned buildings, left behind after the Jewish community were forced out during World War II.
Well, technically third. But I hardly count visiting at 3 years old. My first visit to Rome that I remember was on a Contiki tour in winter 2013. I think this is where the main problem lied, as Contiki’s are rushed and we only had one full day to explore the city. Read more about what I think about Contiki tours here. After visiting Florence and falling in love with its Italian style, I expected Rome to be similar, but even more amazing. I was let down then, until my second visit when I did a complete backflip and would now call it one of my favorite cities.