I am excited. I am finally done with my stint at Infosys after 9 years. My exams are done for this module. I am off to Europe for 5 weeks in another two days. Make sure you follow my journey on my Instagram account. Yes life is all rosy for now.
Europe is a dream destination for many. It has all that you are looking for. Whether it is just aimlessly walking around Europe's cobbled streets or partying all night or drooling over some delicious delicacies or visiting some of the World's best known landmarks, Europe has it all.
Ever since I decided to go to Europe, I wanted to do a collaboration post on 'My Favourite Place in Europe'. It is my first collaboration post and I thank all my fellow bloggers for their inputs. So without any further delay, here are some of the favourites from bloggers around the world in their own words, in no particular order:
Galway, Ireland - Rachael from Imperfectly Free
My favourite place in Europe is Galway, Ireland. Not only is it my hometown but it's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. If you're travelling to Ireland, get out of Dublin and see Galway. Home of The stunning Galway Bay,(photographed), beautiful Connemara and a Medieval city, there's loads to do and see. It's also right on the Wild Atlantic Way! I promise you won't regret going!
Yorkshire, England – Vivian from Miss Happy Feet
The reason why I like it is probably the historic walk along the city walls. It provides a unique view over the city from a different angle, passing through medieval walls and old towering city gates. The walk is free for all but any history buff should definitely hire a tour guide. If you have time, I highly recommend visitors to York to check out Gatehouse Coffee at Walmgate (it is just along the way). You can actually join and leave the walls at any places, because the walls do not surround the city completely, the circuit breaks off at certain points. We started our walk from War Memorial Garden just by the river.
Rome, Italy – Naomi from Probe Around The World
Rome is absolutely by far my favourite place in Europe. The city is packed to the brim with Unesco World Heritage Sites and famous iconic buildings.But you can also wander off in peace and have a delicious gelatto. The city has so much pretty things, good food and dolce vita, you just must see it
Lyon, France – Katie from Kitty To City
Why visit Lyon? For the food of course! Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France. Splurge at one of the Michelin stared restaurants, get cozy in one of the many quaint bistros, and discover a host of French delicacies at Les Halles De Lyon market. Lyon isn’t just for food lovers, it also is rich in history with several preserved Roman and Renaissance sites. The city is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Center. So, go back in time as you meander through the Old City and try some tasty treats along the way.
Castelrotto, Italy – Lynne from Wander Your Way
Castelrotto (Kastelruth in German) and the Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm in German) are located in the Trentino - Alto Adige region of northern Italy. This is home to one of the Dolomiti parks. It's one of the most breath-taking places I've even been. It's a fabulous place for hiking and biking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. There are these beautiful onion-domed churches dotting the landscape. Cows graze in the high alpine meadows, their bells clanging in the fresh mountain air. The pink-hued peaks soar into the clouds. For a mountain gal like me, it's pure heaven!
Mazury, Poland – Monica from Bewildered in Poland/Morocco
Mazury is called 'the green lungs of Poland' - no wonder why, industry almost doesn't exist and the region is full of lakes and forests. It's safe to camp there and the best part about Mazury, is that this region is very cheap! It's a perfect getaway for sailors, campers, backpackers, digital nomads who need to work in a relaxing, peaceful environment and ideal for families.
Cinque Terre, Italy – Patti from Savvy Globetrotter
My favourite place in Europe is the Cinque Terre, Italy. The Cinque Terre (which means five lands in Italian) is comprised of five small seaside villages in the Italian Riviera. The villages are connected by hiking trails and hiking is best way to capture beautiful views.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Krakow, Poland - Karolina and Patryk from Karolina and Patryk
Krakow is an amazing city. It is a place with a beautiful history and architecture, an amazing Old Town and friendly people. It is also great for party- it has the highest density of clubs in the world! We also have a very personal reason to love Krakow- we met, fell in love and got engaged there ;).
Florence, Italy – Soumya from Travel, Books, Food
Italy is a favourite with most of us. I am pretty sure that there are many other European cities that I am going to fall in love with, this time around. But Florence will always remain a favourite. There are many reasons to fall in love with Florence: the Uffizi Gallery, the famous statue of David, Santa Maria Del Fiore, the picturesque beauty. But for me, it was love at first sight when I saw the city of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. That view cannot be described in words and I don't even have a good pic of that view.
So hope you loved this collaboration. Yay I am off on my first solo trip.
This post was originally published on 'Travel, Books, Food'.