Recently, I did a post on my top 5 favourite cities. This post will be dedicated to 5 cities that I wish to visit this year. I found it extremely difficult to pick JUST 5. If I could, I would travel the world. Most of the cities that I’ve picked are in Europe, which is no coincidence. I consider Europe to be the best continent for travelling. These have been on my list for years and years and hopefully, I’ll be lucky enough to travel there this year!
1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is definitely at the top of my list. It’s pretty similar to Venice, in my opinion, so I have every reason to want to visit. I was inspired to go here after watching the movie, The Fault in Our Stars, which was partly set in Amsterdam. The views are incredible, there’s so much to see and do and there’s a beautiful canal that runs through the city. What I would love to do there is to visit the Anne Frank museum, take a canal cruise and just walk through the city. I would also love to go there during their very popular Tulip Festival. This city is just so packed with culture and attractions so who could say no to it? If I’m lucky, I’ll be flying there this summer.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
You can say I have a thing for fancy European cities with bridges and rivers. It’s impossible to not love those kinds of cities! Prague is also very high up on my list. Once again, there’s so much culture and so much to see and do. I want to go see the Astronomical Clock and explore all the castles there. The architecture is also very different in Prague, which would be exciting to see. I’ve seen tons of pictures, but I won’t be 100% satisfied until I see it in person, which hopefully, might also be this summer!
3. Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is unlike all the other cities that I’ve talked about, but I’ve been longing to go there for SO long. It’s not one of those typical European cities with the museums and the cobblestone paths. It’s different. I’m not sure why I’m so attracted to it; it might be the colourful little houses and the mountains. I just have a strong impulse to leave everything behind and travel there. What I love most about Reykjavik and Iceland, in general, is how NATURAL everything is. It’s not a metropolis with skyscrapers and a hundred thousand people hustling and bustling. It’s very serene and filled with natural wonders. You can visit mountains, lagoons and even see the northern lights. It’s something fresh and gives you a break from the world we live in. I definitely wouldn’t mind staying for a good month or so.
4. Tokyo, Japan
This is basically the opposite of Reykjavik. Tokyo is a very technologically advanced city with TONS of people. It’s like the New York City of Eastern Asia. They even have their own technology district called Akihabara! I’ve always had my eye on Japan. It’s not only very hi-tech, but there’s also a lot of Asian culture, which is very interesting to see and explore. I’m also a huge fan of sushi so I can basically call Tokyo my home away from home. I haven’t visited many of the countries in Southern and Eastern Asia so hopefully, I’ll be able to cross Tokyo off my list very soon!
5. Berlin, Germany
Last but certainly not least is Berlin, Germany. Ever since I bought my first Staedtler eraser and sharpener when I was little, I knew I wanted to visit Germany. I pictured it as a country with lots of history and very professional stationary. Then, I learned about the Berlin Wall and was even more intrigued about what the city had to offer. Germany never ceases to impress me, judging by all the pictures I see. I want to see the Brandenburg Gate up close, not only through my computer screen. Hopefully, this dream will soon be realized.
What cities do you plan on visiting in 2015? Have you been to any of these 5 cities yet?