This week, there’s a definite holiday vibe on the site. As I’m (hopefully) sunning myself by a pool, I’ve lined up lots of great travel themed guest posts, and there’s even a giveaway or two in the mix, so stay tuned.
I feel honoured that Emma has kindly asked me to do a post on my top five travel destinations. Being a passionate traveller, I love to share my favourite cities with you.
5 - Hong Kong
Of the few cities that I have visited in Asia, Hong Kong is my top favourite. It is very safe, the night life is amazing and it’s great if you are into top floor bars. I love the services, the ease of moving around the city and the different cultures that come together. Besides the traditional touches, Hong Kong is extremely modern and technologically advanced.
4 - Moscow
I have lived in Moscow for a year and a half and this city is very close to my heart. It wasn’t easy to settle in at first but gradually I learned to appreciate and love this unique place. It is full of contrasts and it has undergone a huge transformation for the past decades. Few cities feel so real. There is a great selection of restaurants, museums, and sights. And of course it is the place for ballet lovers. A piece of myself will for ever be in Moscow.
3 - New York
One of the most inspiring places in the entire world. It is just top for art, music, shopping and eating out. If I ever lived there, I wouldn’t be travelling much elsewhere because this city offers everything that the heart desires. And if you feel like taking a break from the hustle and bustle, there is Central Park and the beach, which is only a train ride away.
2 - Los Angeles
You either love it or you hate it. I have been there three times now and each time it’s like stepping into a movie. I mostly enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and hot weather. Then there are also the amazing shopping malls and restaurants. I never run out of things to do: one day I may feel like going to the beach in Santa Monica and the next I decide to take a trip to the desert. The sun is out on most days. I just throw on light clothes and I drive off.
1 - London
I lived six years in this amazing city and I regularly return to meet with friends, go shopping and enjoy eating out. It just feels like home to me. I find it less intimidating than perhaps New York and more cosmopolitan than let’s say Paris. All great musicians and art exhibitions come to London. It is a city that will never bore you because there is more going on than you will ever have the time and energy to absorb. London, you’re still my number one and I don’t see this changing for many years to come.