My Top 5 Attractions

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

My first fave was the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, which is still my favourite trip among my many traventures. Find out why by reading up on my weekend trip there.

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

My Top 5 Attractions | Tourist Attractions In Europe | Best Christmas Markets

My Top 5 Attractions | 24 Hours In Vienna | Best Christmas Markets | Food

My Top 5 Attractions | 24 Hours In Vienna | Best Christmas Markets

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

My Top 5 Attractions | National Football Museum | Manchester

My Top 5 Attractions | National Football Museum | Manchester

My Top 5 Attractions | 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

My Top 5 Attractions | World Landmarks | John Lennon Wall

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

My Top 5 Attractions | Tourist Attractions In Europe | Jardin Japonais

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.

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My Top 5 Attractions | World Landmarks | London Skyline
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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

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Johnny is a 23-year old solo traveller and travel blogger with a craving to know the world better and make the small world bigger!

62 Comments

  1. May 14, 2020 / 12:40 pm

    These are a great list! I have never actually been to any of these but hopefully when travel is safe to do so again, I would love to visit some of these places. Definitely missing the travel right now 🙂

  2. Kimberlie
    May 14, 2020 / 12:57 pm

    Your post has made me intrigued about Berlin and Prague. I haven’t traveled as much as I would have liked, but from my limited travels I’ve enjoyed Mystic Mountain in Jamaica, boat tours in San Andre’s Columbia and the water market in Mexico.

  3. May 14, 2020 / 3:38 pm

    Jardin Japonais looks awesome! Haven’t been to the Guinness Storehouse so I can’t disagree with you, but I went to the Jameson Distillery and might as well be a rep at this point! 😂

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 15, 2020 / 10:37 am

      Oh yeah the Jameson Distillery is also a great spot to hit up! Take it you’ve got a lot of memories and experiences there?

  4. Millie
    May 14, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Your faves are all places that I have never been to, but they are going on my bucket list for sure.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 15, 2020 / 10:49 am

      You’re welcome Millie! Hopefully after the lockdown lifts and it’s safe to travel that you’re able to get back round to ticking off your bucket list 🙂

  5. monicavaklinova
    May 14, 2020 / 5:34 pm

    These are really great. I would love to visit Prague amd this will be my first travel destination after the lockdown.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 15, 2020 / 10:36 am

      Prague is so beautiful in terms of its architecture and very affordable to go to for a capital city! You’ll definitely enjoy your time there

  6. modfamglobal
    May 14, 2020 / 8:42 pm

    Great list!! We can’t wait to get some more international travel in. Vienna is definitely on the list for an upcoming family trip.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 15, 2020 / 10:38 am

      Me too! Hope Vienna happens for you and the fam one day 😊

  7. blissfrombalance
    May 15, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    This has made me so nostalgic about my Europe travels! My husband is a huge football fan and I’m surprised we haven’t been to the national football museum yet… just a matter of time I’m sure.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 16, 2020 / 11:44 am

      Only a matter of time before he pops the question 🤣 Manchester as a city will be perfect for him! Where do you guys live?

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 16, 2020 / 11:45 am

      You’re welcome! You wont regret the visit trust me!

  8. postcardstoriesblog
    May 15, 2020 / 8:46 pm

    I’m confused, I haven’t been anywhere from these top 5. Knowing that I live in Europe, this is unacceptable 😉

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 16, 2020 / 11:45 am

      Guess you know what you have to do post quarantine 🤣

  9. Emily Wyat
    May 16, 2020 / 8:21 am

    This is a great post, thank you for sharing! I have always wanted to go to a Christmas market in Europe, they look amazing!
    Em
    planningwithem.com

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 16, 2020 / 11:47 am

      Thanks for reading too Emily 🙂 If you do go to one the ones in Budapest, Bruges, Nuremberg and Prague even are great shouts if you can’t get round to going Vienna

  10. May 16, 2020 / 10:47 am

    Thank you for sharing this! Now I want to visit all these places after the quarantine:)

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 16, 2020 / 11:45 am

      Make sure you pencil it in your bucketlist somewhere 😄

  11. May 16, 2020 / 11:02 am

    Aw man I’d love to visit Prague that looks amazing, and my favorite city is Vienna! So to visit a Christmas market there would be a dream, I also LOVED the guiness storehouse, I actually have a funny story from that trip. You know how they issue you one ticket for one drink at the top? I went with 8 friends, I don’t know how we did it but we all left Absolutely obliterated having defintley had more than one drink, I don’t know how, but we didn’t pay anything other than entry! Great memories, thank you for this post!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 9:07 am

      Wow! Next time I’m going with Dublin I’ll definitely be giving you and your friends a ring because I need some of that luck of the Irish you got 😂

  12. survivethekidz
    May 16, 2020 / 11:47 am

    I’ve never thought of going most of those places! Interesting list!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 9:05 am

      Thank you, hope reading through has given you a few more ideas for your future travels 😊

  13. May 16, 2020 / 1:37 pm

    A very interesting list! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 9:04 am

      You’re welcome

  14. Casennatravels
    May 16, 2020 / 1:48 pm

    I didn’t know about the John Lennon wall! My mom has always wanted to go to the Czech Republic and my dad is obsessed with the Beatles. Sounds like they need to pack their bags! Thanks for all the pics for each spot!

  15. May 16, 2020 / 5:11 pm

    All of these places sound lovely, but the Football Museum in Manchester tops the list. WOW. I’m a huge fan of football and museums, so this is the perfect combo for me. It’s so cool that you’ve been there! :’) This definitely makes me want to visit it someday. I’m a Barcelona fan, but I like Manchester City, too. So, hoping I can plan a trip to watch a game and visit this museum.

    Thanks for sharing!
    GABBY | http://www.gabbyabigaill.com

  16. May 16, 2020 / 11:50 pm

    These trips look absolutely amazing. I can’t wait until I’m able to travel again.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 8:38 am

      Same here!

  17. Hannah Louise Blog
    May 17, 2020 / 10:54 am

    I’ve never been to any of these places but i’m sure my boyfriend would love the football museum!

  18. May 17, 2020 / 11:47 am

    Lovely list Johnny Boy! I have visted none of them though, Might skip the football one though 😉

    My current top 5 attractions are… In no order
    1. My bedroom
    2. The kitchen
    3. The living room
    4. The dining room
    5. My attic (soon to be) bedroom, its so new and posh up there its like going to a luxury hotel that has no carpets or furnishings!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 8:42 am

      🤣🤣🤣 What are the admission fees may I ask 😊 Heard the scenery is really something! Anyway thanks Claire, this really made me chuckle

      • May 18, 2020 / 8:44 am

        Johnny Darling! For you it’s free as long as you wear a biohazard suit.
        The scenery is quite spectacular!

        Just don’t rock up today, I’ve hurt my shoulder so unable to do any housework (shame!) and the home schooling is stressing me out!

        Maybe tomorrow 😂

        • Johnny
          Author
          May 19, 2020 / 11:05 am

          😂😂😂 Good thing I’ve got a fancy dress costume thats kind of like a biohazard suit so I’m ready! Today I’ve got some builders at mine so might have to stay put 😂

          • May 19, 2020 / 11:14 am

            And I’m poorly today…. maybe another day!

  19. May 18, 2020 / 5:51 pm

    Love this Johnny! I’m definitely craving going to some attractions right now! The Christmas market looks so magical – I wish I could rewind to last Christmas before this nightmare started! x

  20. May 18, 2020 / 8:20 pm

    What a fantastic list you have here. I can’t wait to see John Lennon’s wall in Prague. That’s the first city I’ll visit when this crisis is over.

  21. May 19, 2020 / 4:08 am

    These all look pretty amazing. I think the Christmas market might be right up my alley! Thank you for the list. I can’t wait to start traveling again!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 10:56 am

      You’re welcome Clarissa, appreciate you reading and hope that we’re able to see Christmas markets pop out this year

  22. Millie
    May 19, 2020 / 5:15 am

    Oooo this post was interesting as I haven’t been to any of these places! I always love the decor at Christmas markets but my fav to want to visit would defo be Toulouse! (I didn’t know it existed) Thanks for sharing Johnny!

  23. May 19, 2020 / 11:51 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit a Christmas market outside of the UK, this one in Vienna looks amazing!

  24. May 19, 2020 / 12:27 pm

    Great write up! I added #2 Vienna to my bucket list. 🤗

  25. May 19, 2020 / 1:13 pm

    The John Lennon wall in Prague is so cool but so random! Makes for some great photos! I also will have to check out the Christmas market in Vienna – it looks so cool and I do love a Christmas market! x

  26. Amber Page
    May 19, 2020 / 6:36 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Dublin hopefully one day!

  27. May 20, 2020 / 1:30 pm

    These look like great places. Me and my partner were talking about going to Dublin. I also want to go Edinburgh 😊 thank you for sharing! Great photos!

  28. Lellalee
    May 20, 2020 / 8:34 pm

    I’m so jealous, you have been to so many wonderful places! Tolouse look utterly incredible! It’s the latest item on my bucket list! I do love the Football Museum in Manchester, it’s just down the road from me and makes for a great day out!xxx

  29. May 21, 2020 / 4:58 am

    This is an amazing list! I’ll definitely be adding some of these places to my “To Travel” list! 😛 Vienna looks amazing!

  30. May 21, 2020 / 10:12 pm

    This is a great list. I’m quite ashamed to say I’ve never been to any of these attractions so when we can travel again I’ll put a few of them on my list. I really want to go to Prague. Hope you’re safe and well during lockdown and not missing your travels too much!

  31. May 23, 2020 / 8:02 am

    Oooh! All of these different destinations look great. I haven’t been to these places before but know I would enjoy them. Thanks for sharing all of these different attractions. Can’t wait to travel once the pandemic is under control!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  32. May 25, 2020 / 10:12 am

    I’ve never visited any of these but they all sound fab and I’ll definitely plan a trip when I’m in those places! My favourite attraction is probably the Cathedral in Berlin!

  33. May 25, 2020 / 12:24 pm

    Great post! These attractions look amazing and I definitely want to visit them in the future.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 26, 2020 / 11:24 am

      Thank you, I hope you do get to one day 🙂

  34. May 25, 2020 / 2:22 pm

    So many great places! Tolouse look absolutely incredible, I would love to go there in the future!

  35. May 25, 2020 / 4:53 pm

    These made me so desperate for a holiday! I love discovering new places. I especially love the look of the Japanese gardens. They look beautifully!

  36. May 25, 2020 / 6:21 pm

    Loved the pictures! I’ll have to check out Toulouse! Never heard of it but I’d love to know more 😊

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 26, 2020 / 11:35 am

      Really? Well prepared to be amazed when you do find more about it 😂

  37. May 26, 2020 / 4:44 am

    Great post, I’d love to go to any of these places. Those pastries in Vienna look particularly tempting. Love the sound of that Japanese garden. If you ever get to San Francisco you might like the Japanese Tea House and Garden at Golden Gate Park, which is one of my own top attractions 🙂

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