Travel has always been one of my favourite things to do. Who doesn’t love to explore new places, meet new people and try new foods? Ever since I was a young child I have traveled to many places such as Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, Florida, France & Spain among many other places. There are still so many places I want to visit and I can’t wait to tick each destination off my list.
I thought that for today’s blog post I would share with you four places that I have visited in my life so far and why you should visit them as well. Travelling is amazing and most of the time we visit places based upon recommendations from family, friends and even people on the internet. If you do visit any of these places then let me know what you thought of them.
I was only in Cannes for a short amount of time as it was one of the stops on the cruise I went on in 2017. I have visited France many times before but never the South of France. Of course, Cannes is known for the film festival that happens every year. It’s also known for the luxury lifestyle as well. When we visited the film festival had just finished so we didn’t get to see any of it.
The town itself was beautiful every inch of it and incredibly clean as well. The harbor is where you will find all of the luxury shops. However, if you go a few roads further into the town you will find the more reasonable shops like Zara, Mango etc…It’s such a lovely town to wander around as you feel quite safe.
It definitely lives up to its name as the restaurants are quite expensive which is why we just had a drink at one and then ate back on the ship. The price of the things isn’t that different to the prices here in London as I bought a Longchamp bag over there which was only about £20 different to the prices here in London.
This was another place we visited whilst on the cruise we went on last year. Naples was our first stop on our cruise and our first real taste of Italy. The only other place I had been in Italy before the cruise was Sorrento but that was years ago. I was seven when I visited Sorrento so I can’t really remember it that much but one thing I do remember was the ice cream.
For me when we first got to Naples it was quite overwhelming as the port is very busy and everything around you is happening at 100 miles per hour. Our plan was to visit Pompeii as we all wanted to see the ruins. Once we had visited Pompeii we took a tour around the city before we stopped for lunch. If you plan on visiting Naples there are three things that you must do these are to visit Pompeii, have some pizza and have some ice cream.
The last two are a must obviously because who doesn’t go to Italy and try the pizza and ice cream. It is a very busy city so getting around on foot might be quite hard which is why I recommend taking a taxi as some of them offer tours of the city. Everyone we met there made us feel so welcome.
New York City
Whenever I thought of the Big Apple before I went I thought of Home Alone, Sex In The City, The Devil Wears Prada etc…The thought of yellow cabs, snowy scenes, and big plates food filled my thoughts. We were in New York for 4 or 5 days after we had been on a cruise for 7 days. You can see my cruise blog posts and videos here.
I found the city quite overwhelming and I only truly appreciated the beauty of it once I arrived home and looked back on everything that I had done. I was also quite sick for the most of it which is why I probably found it more challenging than if I were to visit if I wasn’t sick.
I did get to visit some of the iconic places such as Central Park, Times Square, Ground Zero and Fifth Avenue. My favourite thing was when we went ice skating in Central Park however, obviously you can only do this during the winter time. The streets are pretty amazing to walk down as everything is on a larger scale. However, I would say be careful as there are a lot of pickpocketers who specifically target tourists.
I have been to a few places in France such as Lille & Bordeaux but never Paris before. When I think of Paris I think of romance, amazing food, and good looking Parisians. I first visited Paris in 2016 with my mum, it was on one of those tour type holidays. In many ways, I wish we went by ourselves. But overall I’m glad we went on a tour as it was a good taster experience of Paris. Paris to me was full of magic. Everywhere I went I just felt so happy and that there was magic in the air.
It was such an easy city to navigate around which rates highly in my books. When you visit a new place getting around easily is so important. We took the tube a lot of the time which was cheap and easy to understand even though it was in French. I did many of the touristy things that you do such as visit the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Cœur, Versailles & Notre-Dame. We also did a lot of shopping which is a must in Paris.
I would love to visit Paris again as there is so much more to see. I would also like to shop some more there and possibly even save up to buy a luxury bag there as I always think it’s a lot more special buying something luxury abroad as you have the memory of saving up for it and buying it somewhere you might not usually buy it from.