My Top 5 Attractions
Keeping your Wanderlust during this quarantine period is going to be a challenge for us avid travellers. I recently done a post that covers different things you can be doing to stay travel hungry if you want to check it out here.
One of the things I discussed was looking back on past travels and reminiscing the special times. For this post I’m doing some reflection of my own and looking back on all my travels.
1. Guinness Storehouse – Dublin
This is where I found out how Guinness is manufactured and crafted. Many Guinness-themed exhibitions, even an exhibition where you can learn from professionals pour your own pint of Guinness If you get to the very top there’s a rooftop bar where you can get a skyline view of the whole of Dublin whilst enjoying your well-crafted pint.
2. Wiener Christkindlmarkt – Vienna
For my winter getaway last year I took myself to Vienna as I heard how awesome the Christmas Markets were.
And I wasnt disappointed one bit. It was in real awe and extraordinaire with all the Christmas markets I saw but the Wiener Christkindlmarkt stood out for me. I initially likened the market to Winter Wonderland, but times 10. Even though I’m yet to go to Winter Wonderland (anyone wanna tag along). The decorations and lights were unbelievable and gave off this larger than life vibe.
There’s definitely something for everyone. If you’re a foodie there’s Endless stream of food markets (grab a Krapfen if you can). Music your thing? Listen to the live Christmas music playing. Up for something more active and want something to do with the family? You can hit up the massive ice skating rinks and carriage rides. Also you find out what else I got up to in Vienna by reading my trip review.
3. National Football Museum – Manchester
Manchester is legit one of the biggest homes of Football and there weren’t a place that made me realise that more than the National Football Museum.
Almost everything and anything Football related was there. I saw replicas of trophies, vintage and modern football shirts, wall art, mini games and video games. Serious lengths were gone to making the beautiful game beautiful and special for the hardcore Football fan. Like for instance there was astroturf on the ground floor. The museum was very interactive and good fun. Did the Premier League and FA Cup double for Arsenal as well as you can see.
If you got a ticket, which is £10 for adults and £5 for children, you can get a free admission on your 2nd visit within a year. Entry to the museum is free for residents in Manchester.
4. John Lennon Wall – Prague
The John Lennon Wall went in my top 5 list mainly for how picturesque and colourful the modern landmark is. The peace wall in Prague is covered with graffiti and image art, including a painting of Lennon and lyrics of his songs.
Although the wall has a lot of political and cultural significance to it. One may be asking why a wall commemorating John Lennon was doing in the capital of Czech Republic rather than Liverpool per say? Well the famous Beatles member was a symbol of freedom. Many of Czechs from younger generations looked up to him they were fighting a similar fight against communism. Ever since his death in the 80s the wall has been dedicated to Lennon.
Today the wall and its area is full of life in many ways: people posing for pics by the wall, more graffiti being sprayed on the wall and live music and showcases being done nearby.
5. Jardin Japonais – Toulouse
In the centre of Toulouse was probably the most eye-catching garden I’ve laid eyes on thus far in the Jardin Japonais. As the name implies the public garden is full of landmarks and architecture associated with the Japanese culture.
This very attraction is in the background of my profile pics on Insta and Twitter, and rightfully so. Everything from the weather, the aura, the scenery to the cultural significance was top notch. It’s the perfect place to do an afternoon picnic or go for a Sunday walk.
The garden epitomised the prettinesss and charm that Toulouse has as a city. The journey to the garden was very much worth the time and effort. A trip to Japan is definitely in the wings.
So there are my top 5 attractions that have caught my eye the most over the years. What have been your favourite attractions that you’ve visited? Drop them in the comment below
Stay at home, stay safe and stay sane xD