The best five city breaks


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?!

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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!

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Have you been to any of my dream destinations? Which would you recommend?