There are many cities in the world and so little time to explore them all, we could tick them off a list one by one, but why not pick out a few good ones to start your travel adventures. I have compiled a little list of some of my favourite cities that I am sure you will enjoy visiting too. I hope you enjoy reading more about them.
The Dutch capital is one of the nicest cities that you can visit in Europe and a very interesting place at that. It is extremely liberal and is famous for its coffee shops and red light district, but that’s not all there is to this great city. The streets are amazing to wander or to bike around, and the bike paths are absolutely world class, the only competitor in my eyes would have to be the Danish for how well they deal with bikes. One of my favourite things to do is to visit Anne Frank House, where you can see exactly where this World War Two icon lived and hid from the Nazis for many years. The Van Gogh Museum is also amazing to see, as it showcases some of his finest works from one of the most tragic and interesting artists of all time. If you are looking to relax, Vondel Park is one of the nicest places to sit or ride your bike. For something to eat you should definitely try out Frites, which are double deep fried French fried and come with many delicious sauces (the Dutch love them so much that they have invented endless flavours and combinations).
The Beatles were the ones that made tourism to this beautiful place in India explode, particularly after they made a spiritual journey to India and came back to write Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This trip heavily heavily influenced their sound for this album and Rishikesh then became a haven for tourists looking for enlightenment. This is one of the most incredible places and it is one of my favourite destinations in Asia, it is even known as the yoga capital of the world! Aside from yoga you can explore the beautiful nature of the area as the gateway to the Himalayas, enjoy the benefits of Ayurveda medicine or meditate. The Rishikesh hotels are also stunning too, so it makes for a great place to relax and enjoy some time to enjoy the spiritual side of yourself.
Rome is one of the most incredible places that you can imagine. I have never been to a city before where you can simply walk and just find tourist attractions left right and centre. Imagine walking around and you just suddenly see 2000 year old ruins in front of you (it happened to me many times on my trip there). It is always great to see the Colosseum and Vatican City, which are incredible tributes to the power of the Roman Empire. The Trevi Fountain is also a great thing to see, but expect a swarm of others trying to catch a glimpse of what could be the most beautiful fountain on the planet. The city is also great for some nice food too, with all the best Italian food that you can imagine. You definitely need to try Da Danilo, which is a classic Roman pasta dish, which is made with smoked pork cheek, egg, fresh black pepper and pecorino Romano. This is a beautiful dish that is not too heavy and will help you to keep enjoying your next adventure wherever you are in Rome.
There is no other city that I have come across so far that I love as much as London, it is a huge city with so much to offer. I love the parks that all Londoners enjoy like Green Park, Hyde Park and St James Park. There really is nothing like having a picnic or drink in one of the parks in London in the summer time. The attractions are endless in London, but I love to visit the museums, as they are some of the best I have seen in my travels. The Natural History Museum and the Imperial War Museum are two that stand out to me and two that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting London. They are also free too!
Food is also a way of life in London and there is so many different options thanks to the huge number of people with roots from the Caribbean, India, Pakistan and many parts of Africa. You can have more or less any kind of food that you want, which is what I wish I could have in every city. London is just the one that is lucky enough to have it!
Londoners also enjoy the most amazingly diverse neighbourhoods that any city that I know, there are the uber rich areas like Knightsbridge and Kensington to the cool and hip parts of the east. There truly is a neighbourhood to satisfy anyone and you just have to go looking for it in London and you will find it.