My Travel Bucket List: Europe
Last week I wrote about my UK travel bucket list, and today I wanted to share with you all of the places I want to visit in Europe. I have been lucky enough to tick quite a lot of European destinations off my bucket list in the past couple of years - Sam and I are huge fans of a city break and European destinations are often easy to squeeze into a weekend break. But there are still so many places I really want to visit - with these five destinations topping my list...
Sam and I have explored a lot of Western Europe and Scandinavia together, but we haven't visited anywhere in Eastern Europe. Top of my list is Budapest - I have heard such great things about this city, from the history, to the architecture, to the very tasty food! Plus, I'd really love to relax in their famous baths.
When we visited Reykjavik in Iceland last September we fell in love with the Scandi culture and agreed to try and visit the other big Scandinavian cities as soon we could. We've since ticked off Oslo and Copenhagen, but next on my list is definitely Stockholm. It just looks so COOL - I know I'd adore the fashion, design stores and achingly hip bars and restaurants.
3) Cinque Terre
I haven't visited much of Italy, but those places I have been to I have totally fallen in love with. Cinque Terre appeals to me for a couple of reasons - firstly, it's probably one of the most beautifully Instagrammable places in the world, no?! I also love that it's right on the coast, with pretty harbours overlooking the sea, and I've heard incredible things about the food. I need to visit ASAP.
Our visit to Lisbon last summer was my first trip to Portugal but I am adamant that it won't be my last. We fell in love with the Portuguese culture, cuisine and way of life and I've heard so many great things about Porto that it's definitely next on my list. I'd really love to visit during Primavera Sound festival to catch some great music as well as everything else the city has to offer.
Quite a few of my friends have been to Riga recently and all of them have come back absolutely raving about the place, so of course, it's been added to my list. It looks like such an incredibly beautiful place, filled with cobblestones and colourful buildings, and I've heard a lot about it's burgeoning arts scene and influx of hip bars and restaurants. Plus, it's reported to be much cheaper than many other European cities.