After visiting Sweden last weekend and having a wonderful time, I’ve got wanderlust once again. Stockholm is a city of beautiful architecture and it got me thinking about other European cities I want to visit.
Prague is somewhere that I’ve wanted to visit for a couple of years now, but it rose to the top of my list after reading the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Laini Taylor describes the city’s beauty and quirks in such detail that I knew it would be somewhere I’d love. The architecture, churches, and indie coffee shops all sound idyllic.
Gothenburg is a new addition to my bucket list after Anna @aliterarypotion visited earlier in the year and inspired me to go. Her photos and descriptions of the city were so stunning that it’s definitely high on my list. It looks like a semi-gothic land of fairy tales and I’m all about that aesthetic.
I originally stumbled across the beautiful streets of Bratislava when I was searching for a hotel in Shropshire (long story) and found this image. Needless to say, I immediately wanted to know where it was located, and then my research spiraled out of control when I realised the city has a castle, is pedestrian-only, and has numerous cycling and hiking routes.
I have family who live in Germany, so I’ve been there a few times, but I’ve yet to go to Berlin and apparently it’s wonderful. One of my friends recently recommended it as a little haven for vegan and vegetarian restaurants, which surprised me since I know how famous Germany is for enjoying meat. I’d also love to go to the Brandenburg Gate, and some of the many museums Berlin has on offer.
My desire to go to Meteora in Greece sprung from seeing this image and reading about hilltop monasteries. There are six main monasteries in the Meteora area that have been lived in on and off since the 9th century. Although I’m not sure if members of the public are allowed inside, I would love to hike through the surrounding hills just to see them. Imagine all of the writing inspiration.
Which places are on your travel bucket list? Do you have a #1 top destination? Or have you been to any of these cities? Let me know!