Monday, 11 January 2021

5 best places I've visited

 This topic from Long and Short Reviews gave me the chance to look over some of my old photos at places I've been in the past and would love to go again in the future, if the combination of lockdown and Brexit doesn't ruin any plans. I don't claim to be particularly well-travelled but I've managed a few good holidays and trips in the past, many of which I hope to repeat at some point.

The first one I don't have a photo for - Amsterdam. I went for a weekend trip as a student and fell in love with the canals, the windmills and the Anne Frank House, which I found very moving but which went completely over my then-boyfriend's head.

The second? Rome.


I could have stood in front of the Trevi Fountain all day. We spent four days here and took in as many of the sights as we could, plus we visited every ice cream shop we passed and discovered that apple and cinnamon gelato is delicious.

New York City...

I've been here twice now. We took the subway all over Manhattan and a little of Brooklyn, went up every skyscraper we could, and spent a lot of time standing in Times Square marvelling at everything. Funnily enough we spent very little time in the theatre district, considering there was a time when I wanted to be on Broadway.

Cala D'Or...


We visit here most years, and it's beautiful. The beaches are stunning, the people are friendly and there is a wildlife preserve at one beach, Cala Mondrago, where we got to see hoopoes last time we visited.

And finally...


The Isle of Wight. When I was planning my wedding I discovered a boutique hotel called the Enchanted Manor which is designed as a fairytale cottage, and I couldn't resist going, even though my husband is definitely not into fairies and cherubs. The Isle of Wight is a beautiful little island and, among other thing, includes a wildlife park where we got to meet the owl above. 

So where have you loved to visit?

22 comments:

  1. The Enchanted Manor sounds like a dream.

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    1. It was magical. Even my husband couldn't fault the effort they'd made.

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  2. Those all look so pretty and I could stand in front of that fountain all day, too. I'm impressed and awed. :)

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    1. I definitely want to go back to Rome when it's possible.

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  3. I completely forgot about New York City! I've been there 3 times and was able to go for a carriage ride in Central Park. Great time. I hope you can stop by:

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    1. Ah yes, I saw the carriage rides in Central Park but didn't go on one.

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  4. Oh, all stunning, Tanith! The Isle of Wight is on my list of places to visit.

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    1. It's a beautiful place and has so many things to see.

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  5. Lovely! I'm hoping to get to the Isle of Wight one day. Would love to do more travel overseas.. one day.

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  6. So many place you've mentioned I'd love to visit. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2021/01/wc-011321.html

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    1. I'd love to go back to all of them - eventually!

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  7. Let's see if this comment goes through. I had trouble earlier today. :)

    All of these places sound amazing. I'm especially curious about the Isle of Wight.

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  8. I've wanted to see Italy and Greece (and the UK) for as long as I can remember. Maybe someday when travel isn't such a problem!

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    1. Italy is a beautiful country. I did like Greece but haven't been back.

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  9. Wow, interesting post. I enjoyed it and the pictures. Italy and Greece are on my bucket list. Someday. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine.

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    1. Italy is definitely worth visiting. We'll be going back at some point.

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  10. I'd love to visit the Isle of Wight, or Cala D'Or. Love the pictures, too!

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    1. Cala D'Or is one we've been to a lot. It's well worth it.

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  11. These sound like beautiful places. Love the owl!

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    1. I love owls - they're one of my favourite birds.

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