You know when you start talking to someone about their latest holiday or their upcoming plans and you say, “Oh, I’ve always wanted to go there!” Well, I seem to do that all the time, so I started to give some serious thought to the places I want to go – and why. As well as an ever-growing list of places I want to go, I am also trying to be stricter than ever with my unnecessary spending. Therefore, what started out as a blog post entitled “My 2015 city breaks” (Ha! How greedy is that?!) has now become a far more sensible plan for five weekend breaks at some point over, probably, the next five years. See? Sensible me.
#1: Budapest, Hungary
I know very little about Budapest but two things desperately appeal to me; one is the architecture and the other is the spas. I am planning a long weekend with the man-friend so that we can drink beer and wander through the streets before my muscles start to hurt, at which point I can soothe them in a hot spa followed by a lovely massage. How damn delightful does that sound?!
#2: Amsterdam, Netherlands
As you may already be aware, beautiful architecture is the main thing I look for in a city break. I love nothing more than wandering through streets that look so completely different to the buildings I am surrounded by every day in London. I have seen picture after picture of Amsterdam sites and I think it looks beautiful. Plus, I’ve read many articles addressing the link between cannabis and chronic pain relief so I figure, what better place to test that theory than in the thick of it. Literally.
#3: Bruges, Belgium
Have you ever seen In Bruges staring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson? If not, you should. It’s funny. I’ve seen it a number of times, and every time I watch it thinking: I really want to go there. Again, it’s the buildings and the water and the beer caves and… you get the idea.
#4: Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik has been on my wishlist for the longest. It looks so colourful and bright, and for some reason I feel like being there would be completely magical. The blue lagoon is completely mermerising and although I am always recommending that we Fibro sufferers surround ourselves with heat, I am happy to grin and bear the cold for the sake of Iceland.
#5: Innsbruck, Austria
I have been to a number of places in Austria and loved every one, but I have never been to Innsbruck. I’m not all that clear on why I want to go because I don’t know a lot about what the city has to offer, but the thought of being in a city where I can see the snow-covered-mountains is just fantastic!
Have you been to any of my dream destinations? Which would you recommend?