It’s been a while since I participated in the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is I’d rather be.. I’m really fed up with this freakish weather here. It’s either raining or it’s freezing. So, I’d rather be somewhere warm and sunny. Like in Australia. Since I haven’t been there I’m posting a photo from Menton, France because I miss my work trips to South of France..
Cats are the best, aren’t they? This is my cat Munchkin sleeping gracefully on my husband’s gym clothes 🙂 Cats can be described as cute, playful, mischievous, adorable, independent, intelligent, resilient, resourceful but also graceful.
After you’ve travelled for a while and crossed a few countries and a few cities off your bucket list it gets more difficult to decide which of those places are your favourite. I have visited many beautiful cities and towns around Europe but some have left me speechless while others didn’t impress me much. Usually how I feel about a place doesn’t have to do with the place itself but with the circumstances of my trip e.g. my mood, the weather, my travel companion, and other variables. For instance I didn’t like much Brussels but that was a bit unfair of me. I think it deserves a second chance 🙂 So how to decide what are my favourite cities? My favourite cities are the cities that left a mark on me, that make me want to visit them again and again, that have an emotional significance for me and the cities where I could imagine moving to in an instant. Of course, one of those cities is London as you well know but I’m not going to put it on this list since London is my ultimate favourite city and my first love. But I’ve got to follow the Numbers rule and present you the list of my 6 favourite cities in 6 photographs.
Without further ado here’s the list of my 6 favourite cities (it was actually quite hard to choose just six):
I fell in love with Bologna during summer 2004 when I spent around two weeks travelling and partying around Central Italy. It was love at first sight. I was there with my best high school friend and we had a blast. I was 21 and Bologna marked the beginning of the life of travel for me.
After visiting London I didn’t expect that I’d love Paris that much. But in summer 2007 my best friend (we used to pretend that we were half-sisters when we were kids 🙂 ) and I spent a week in Paris. We walked all day long and danced through the night. I have such fond memories of that trip.
During my travels around Europe I have come across many beautiful bridges. Some I just admired from the distance while I crossed the others. This year I even climbed the tower of the Tower Bridge in London and crossed the walkway high above the Thames. That was a great experience. Some bridges are old while others are ultra-modern. Most offer spectacular panoramas. While some just fulfill their purpose-connect two places.
Here’s a collection of my favourite bridges around Europe: