The ABCs of my travels

A fellow travel blogger whose recent posts from her latest trip to England left me green-eyed with jealousy has also published a fun little post called Alphabet travels. I thought I could do a similar post 🙂  So, I went through all my travel photos (not an easy task) to find one for the each letter of the (English) alphabet. Actually, like she did, I wanted to see whether I’ve visited cities/towns/places whose names correspond to each letter of the alphabet. For instance, I had plenty of choice for letter B since I visited Budapest and Barcelona and Bruges and Belgrade and Bologna …. But I’ve definitely not been to any place whose name begins with letter X. Maybe the alphabet should be the inspiration for my next trip? Let’s go to a place that starts with X or U 🙂


A- Athens, Greece, 2006


B- Brussels, Belgium, 2015


C- Cambridge, England, 2008


D- Dubrovnik, Croatia, first time in 2005

Dubrovnik, Croatia

E-Edinburgh, Scotland, 2011


F-Florence, Italy, first time in 2004


G-Glasgow, Scotland, 2011


H- Hallstatt, Austria, 2011


I-Istanbul, Turkey, 2005


J-hmm, no, I haven’t visited a city with J

K- Karlštejn, Czech Republic, 2010

Karlštejn castle

L- Lisbon, Portugal, 2014


M- Madrid, Spain, 2010


N- Nice, France, 2010

Nice, France

O- Oslo, Norway, 2014


P-Paris, France, 2007


Q- nop, I haven’t visited a single place with letter Q

R-Rome, Italy, first time in 2005


S- Stockholm, Sweden, 2016

Gamla Stan, Stockholm

T-Thorpeness, England, 2010

Thorpeness, England

U- I don’t have a town with U (visited Udine in April 2018)

V- Vienna, Austria, first time in 2005


W- Warwick Castle, England, 2010

Warwick castle

X-so any suggestions for my next trip?

Y- I’d love to visit York one day 🙂

Z- Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

So, that’s my alphabet list 🙂 Now I need to visit places that start with J, Q, X, U and Y. Any suggestions?

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79 thoughts

  1. How fun! I’m not sure I’ve visited nearly enough places to fill in an alphabet but you did a great job with this! I guess I need to start working on filling in my missing letters, so that one day I can do this too. 🙂

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  2. Haha, fun idea for a post! I’m trying to think of places for J, Q, X, and Y. Queenstown in New Zealand and Queensland in Australia are both definitely worth a visit. Yellowstone is said to be incredible. For J, I can recommend the obscure tiny town of Jajce in Bosnia Herzegovina… #wednesdaywanderlust

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  3. For the X-factor, I can recommend you Xi’an in China, where you can find the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. This is actually our travelling plan for the next year. Maybe we’ll see there 🙂

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  4. Your post left me wondering if I have been to a place starting with an X. Perhaps, your next long trip should be to Xi’an in China, a fascinating place with its terracotta warriors and all. #CityTripping

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  5. I just loved this post and the Idea….. for X , I think Wherejogoes has the right idea. I visited Mexico and went to the incredible pyramids in a place called Xochitlán …. I think the spelling is correct ….

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  6. Jersulam, Quebec, Utrecht but I’m stuck on the X – you may need to head for Mexico for that!
    What a charming idea to share your A-Z you have been to a lot of places, I’m off to read some of them.

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  7. Great idea for a post. You’ve definitely got me thinking how many I’d be able to cross off! I must have gone somewhere with a J before…. Quebec City would sort your Q. Thanks for linking #citytripping

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  8. Great idea! Going to have to have a go at this!! We have just sat trying to think of places! Yvoire on the shores of Lake Geneva is my suggestion for Y! #citytripping

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  9. What a great list and a great idea for a post! I think the fun part now is trying to find cities that start with your missing letters and going on a trip! Places you probably would never think of. #citytripping

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  10. Wow! This is such a cool list. You have been to so many places. For the letter “Q”, you can got to Quito (but that is super far for you). There is a city called Quimper in France (that is closer to you). #MondayEscapes

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  11. hmm… does it have to be a city? U could be USA or even UK (where you are already based)! That’s a lovely list, I have to see which letters I’ve missed!

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  12. This is a great posting Tanja! Okay, I have two options for you for “X” cities/towns…. The one closest to you is Xanten, Deutschland, in the state of North Rhine-Westpahlia (60 km from Düsseldorf). The other is Xenia, Illinois, USA. This is 197 km from my house… So when you visit the US, I can help you guys get there! 😀

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  13. This is such a great idea for a post and you have some lovely pics! I feel like to knock the X off of your list you’ll either have to go to Mexico or China! Can’t think of anywhere outside of those 2 beginning with X!

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