I woke up this morning in my hometown Birmingham to a snow topped street. In a state of denial earlier this week I packed no practical shoes, which means I can’t easily leave the house. You can imagine what thoughts came to mind… city escapes. Not just your average escapes, my bucket list escapes, something to really look forward to.
So I thought I’d share five of mine and hope you might share some of yours to spare us a few minutes out of the eternal winter.
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Visit Japan during cherry blossom season. I’ve not explored much of Asia and Japan is high up on the list of travel destinations. I imagine cherry blossom season would be a great time of year to visit, stunning scenery and change of season celebrations.
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Ride a Vespa in Italy. Perhaps a bit of a traveller cliché but I’d love to travel around Italy and this would be a pretty stylish way to do so don’t you think? Of course I’d have to stop somewhere for coffee and a traditional Italian pizza.
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Experience Carnival in Brazil. This has to be an experience never to forget. Colourful and probably a bit crazy.
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Drive down the palm tree lined Californian coast at sunset. I’d love to hire a car and drive along the West Coast of America. It seems like the eternal summer destination and somewhere with plenty of options for sight seeing.
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Explore Havana, then taste a real Cuba Libre. An island with a lot of history, Havana would make for an interesting trip. I’d explore the city by day and relax in a beach side hotel at night with plenty of rum cocktails.
Which city escapes are on your bucket list?