Saturday, 26 January 2013

Wish list: travel

This wish list is a bit different to the wish lists I've previously done. This week I want to share with you some of the places I want to travel. I've mentioned before that I'm heading over to the UK in May with my boyfriend, and we'll be there (hopefully) till the beginning of next year, so we'll have plenty of opportunities to travel around Europe when we have time off work. We pretty much want to go anywhere and everywhere that we can, and whilst I'd really be happy to travel anywhere in Europe, these are some of the places that I'd really love to go to.

German Christmas Markets.
Ok, this one's not so much a place, but a handful of places to pick from. At Christmas time, these markets pop up all over Germany, and in fact some of Europe (Edinburgh hosts a small German Christmas Markets that was really magical).

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is a reappy pretty city. I'd love to go there and ride a bike around the canals and look at the architecture.

South of France
I've already been to Paris, and although I wouldn't say no to going there again - especially in summer when you can take the Batobus along the Seine. I would love to go to the south of France, and eat cheese and drink cider in the countryside. I still would like to stay somewhere tourisity such as Marseille or Toulouse, as my French is pretty poor.

Skiing in Bulgaria
I love skiing and we're going to miss the ski season here so it would be great if we got the opportunity to go skiing while we're in Europe. My boyfriends family friends have a place around the resorts in Bulgaria so that seems like the most ideal place to go. Plus, how pretty are those trees covered in snow!

Chernobyl, Ukraine
I only recently found out that you can actually do tours of Chernobyl and the worker town of Prypyat. I have a fascination with nuclear disasters and ghosts towns so I think it would be an amazing experience, especially visiting the abandoned fair grounds. The only downside and the number 1 reason I won't be doing a tour, is that the current sarcophagus that is encasing the damaged reactor is deteriorating, making it a little dangerous.

Have you been to any of these places? Is there anywhere in particular you're itching to go to?


  1. I absolutely love abandoned buildings and ghost towns too. Although I would be terrified of radiation going to somewhere like Chernobyl!

    1. The radiation is supposedly within safe limits, however with the deteriorating sarcophagus it might leak. Not a risk I'm willing to take. I bet there are plenty more ghost towns that you can visit without the risk.