Down Memory Lane: My four favourite travel destinations

Because I find myself stranded in Denmark for the next three months, I’m constantly daydreaming about traveling – what could be…and what have been. As such, I wanted to present a little top three of my favourite travel destinations – places where I have been…so far. Because I couldn’t just pick three, I’ll give you my four favourite travel destinations. These four destinations are places that will have a special place in my heart forevermore. Like you can fall in love with people, you can definitely fall in love with destinations, too. I’ve fallen hard for these four destinations.

London
What a cliche, right!? Truth is, I fell in love with the United Kingdom when I very young due to its culture, history and scenery, and my first love was London. In 2012, I was lucky enough to be able to undertake a student exchange for seven months in this amazing city. It was such a wonderful experience where I explored much of England and Wales and made some very good friends. In short, London has it all. It’s such a cultural diverse capital with cultural treasures around every corner. The different districts alone vary and so do the people that live in these districts. It’s rather fascinating – especially when coming from a small town in the southern part of Denmark.
My favourite district is Camden. This area is full of life in all its colourful variations. It’s a rather artistic area in which creativity is the driving force and where people can just be themselves – and express themselves in whatever way they deem fit. As a result, it’s a colourful as well as musical district where the cuisine is highly cultural diverse along with the clothing. You cannot visit this district and not be influenced by its essence and reminded of how great life truly is. For me, this district, namely, celebrates diversity… as well as life.

CamdenCamden.

 

 

 

 

The Scottish Highlands
I’m a huge fan of beautiful scenery and landscapes! When I travel, I like to combine city and country life. As a result, I’ve explored much scenery on my travels. However, no place has yet beaten the Scottish Highlands. Oh my, it’s breathtaking!
I visited the Scottish Highlands in 2013 when I along with a dear friend decided to spend a week’s holiday in Edinburgh. On a day trip to Loch Ness, we drove through parts of the Scottish Highlands – what an adventure. We were nothing but amazed by the scenery and discussed seriously in detail (and still do) to live in the area one day. The green, rough scenery with mountains and lakes is, for me, the perfect landscape combination.

Scottish highlandScottish highland.

 

 

 

 

Berlin
Growing up 10 km. to the German boarder, I’ve visited Berlin a few times in my up-bringing. However, I also chose to live there for six months this year while writing my MA dissertation. Truly one of my best decisions thus far.
Like London (or any big capital, really), this metropolis is full of diversity – and full of artists. Walking around this historic and artistic city with lots of green areas is a treat for any traveler, I think. Where London is more proper and characterised as a rather hierarchical class society with guidelines on behaviour, Berlin is more open-minded and there is room for everyone there. Also divided into districts, Berlin is build up of various and different variations of itself – my favourite being the artistic Kreuzberg. Along with the visible artistic expressions and the many green areas, the cultural diversity and open-mindedness is something I really enjoyed while living in Berlin.

BerlinBerlin Wall

 

 

 

 

Connemara and Galway City
With its wild flora and fauna in west Ireland, the region of Connemara in county Galway is stunningly beautiful. In general, Ireland is not only a historical interesting country to visit, however, the Emerald Island also has a lot to offer considering the landscape. However, Connemara, in my opinion, stands out with a rather diverse and wild scenery. Admiring the combination of mountains, lakes and green areas, Connemara has it all. I would love to return for a visit and just drive around this area and do a picnics in the middle of nowhere.
In this county, also Galway city is worth a visit. Along with a dear friend, I spent a long weekend in Galway exploring the city itself and its treasures. This city is not big, however, is full of charm. With day tours, museums, cinemas, shopping street and centers, nice restaurants and a lively city life, there’s enough to do in Galway and you won’t get easily bored there.

Connemara Kylemore AbbeyGalway

 

 

 

 

As you might have figured out by now, the perfect travel experience for me includes insight into the city as well as country life of a country. I really like the contrasts between the city life with lots of life and cultural diverse attractions/food/history etc. and country life rooted in the country in question’s history, scenery and landscape. For me, it’s just the perfect combination.

What are your favourite travel destinations?

xo P!

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18 thoughts on “Down Memory Lane: My four favourite travel destinations

  1. Nice list here! I love London too and my fave area has to be Notting Hill. I simply can’t walk past the vintage stores without some retail therapies! There’s an fantastic antique dealership that stocks rare vintage cameras. I didn’t spend enough time exploring Camden though but it’s surely on my list for my next stay. 🙂

    Juliet

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    • Same with me, I absolutely love Notting Hill! I also visited the Jemy Oliver Cafe/Restaurant with a friend last year, and it was such a treat. They have a nice reange of delicious cakes and teas, and the view out of the windows into this area is wonderful.
      Could you let me know about the name, or the address of the camera store? I’m crazy about analogue photography 🙂

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  2. What a perfect list! From your descriptions, I would love to spend time getting to know each of these places. I think it’s wonderful you spent so much time in various cities! I have had a couple weekend trips to Berlin and London but not enough time to really get to know anything real about them, you know? When I lived for a year in Germany I loved everything, it’s hard to narrow it down.:) I spent every weekend traveling to a new city and I love how easy that is there! I just loved it and the way it felt to travel there. Happy travels to you! Where is your next trip to?:)

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    • I’m so glad you liked it, Colleen:)

      That sounds like an amazing adventure, too – living in Germany and traveling around. What a good way to get to know the different areas and German cultures.
      Thank you, and happy travels to you, too. My next adventure starts in January in Amsterdam, Holland. Can’t wait 🙂

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  3. Nice mixture of beautiful scenery as well as bursting city-life! Did you do the day-trip in Scottland by car or did you do a guided bus-tour? I was always dreaming about seeing the highlands, I just wans’t sure how easy (and cheap) it would be to drive into the countryside. Getting into Edinburgh on a budget and finding a nice hostel/BnB isn’t that hard, but how is it when you try to get out of the city? Maybe you could write a little something about your experience of traveling on a budget some day?

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    • I’m glad you liked it:)

      We did the trip as a guided tour, which was perfect for us. We had enough time to walk around and absorb the fresh air and beautiful scenery.
      There are a lot of different travel agencies througout the UK and Ireland to join. Also some that are not expensive. I think, we joined a tour by Viator.
      In general, I like to join guided tours for three reasons: 1) I don’t have a driver’s license, 2) you meet fellow travelers from all over the world and get to hang out with these amazing people for an entire day and 3) it’s a good way to get a taste of a place. Of course, you have to consider the time frame of the tour etc. but if you like a place, you can always return later.

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  4. During our travels my wife and I love Paris (use it as our port of entry or exit from Europe so we can spend a few days there), Bruges, Belgium (such a quaint peaceful town to wander in have great food, beer, and CHOCOLATE) and the Interlaken area of Switzerland for all the outdoor activities in the mountains. There are many more but those are spots we can return to often. Have fun wandering.

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  5. I love England, I haven’t been to Berlin, Scotland or Connemara, but I hope to now I have seen this list! My favourite place will have to be France, as I have been so many times and it is a beautiful country. So many things to see! I recently went on a huge tour of it with my mum, and had the most incredible experiences! Monaco (which is basically France) is also a favourite – so beautiful! My family and I have been to a variety of places, but I was too young to remember most of them! I love your blog, it shows such dedication and a passion for travel! Hopefully once I am older, I can travel the world like you! I look forward to it!
    Olivia 🙂
    https://wordingonawhim.wordpress.com

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    • Hi Oliva,
      France and Monaco… Lovely! I would love to go, too! Doing a road trip in France is actually one of my dreams. I’m sure, I would find it quite the adventure.
      I’m sure you will if you put your mind to it. I wish you all the best!:)
      xo P!

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  6. Here is mine..
    1. Ladakh – The Indian Himalayas are by far my favorite till now. Been to various places in Europe , I’m yet to find a place which will surpass Ladakh as of now !
    2.Hallstatt – Austria , another beautiful and surreal destination.
    3.Berlin – cause of the heavy history that it carries on its shoulders. The place really connects in many ways.
    4. Andaman and Nicobar islands -an archipelago off the Indian peninsula rich in beautiful coral reefs and marine life , this place makes Me skip a heart beat !!

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