Six Must-Visit Cities for Your Travel Bucket List
Hey there globetrotter, how’s your travel bucket list doing? Are you ready to go on your next grand adventure? Whether you’ve been religiously ticking off places or still looking for new destinations to explore, we’ve put together a shortlist of some of the best cities in the world that everyone should pay homage to at least once in their life.
Ask anyone with wanderlust and they’re sure to tell you mental travelling isn’t enough. So what are you waiting for? Grab that calendar and plot the next few months with a date with the following cities!
Who doesn’t love that curt British accent? One of the main reasons to visit London is their free attractions. If you’re on a budget, there are many things you can do here that won’t cost you a dime such as going to world-class museums and art galleries. In addition, London’s music and entertainment scene also offers free shows throughout the year.
Notable picks for London include the British Museum for the Rosetta stone and the National Gallery for works by Van Gogh, da Vinci, and many other renowned artists.
Ah, the city of romance! There’s more to this fairytale city than Eiffel tower marriage proposals. Rekindle the flame and reconnect with your loved one by spending lazy afternoons in sidewalk cafés enjoying delectable pastry and chocolate spreads. The narrow streets of Paris offer a gastronomical feast that no foodie couple should ever miss.
Top culinary choices for Paris are Giunduja (chocolate-hazelnut) gelato and, of course, macarons with curious flavors such as olive oil and chestnut.
New York, USA
The city that never sleeps; pump up that empire state of mind with a stop at New York. As the home of Wall Street, you can honor your business ambitions by literally ascending New York’s tallest buildings. Take a selfie at the top of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building with the promise to meet your financial goals.
Once you’ve descended, celebrate your future billionaire self with iconic New York oven pizzas and corned beef sandwiches.
Experience luxury shopping on a whole new level when you step into Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood. From Louis Vuitton to Prada, Ginza is a mecca for luxury shoppers and window shoppers alike. If that’s not enough and you haven’t maxed out that credit card yet, drop by Shibuya for more shopping, bars, and robot cafés and Harajuku for, yes, more shopping and gothic Lolita street performers.
To cap off your memorable Japanese experience, go on an onsen, the term for Japanese hot springs where everyone bathes naked.
The architectural wonders of Rome should be next on your list if you’re looking for an unforgettable artistic and cultural immersion. St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Arch of Titus are just some of the landmarks you can visit for a quick crash course on art, history, and Greek mythology.
Before you leave, don’t forget to toss a coin in the Trevi fountain. Legend has it that anyone who does so ensures a return trip to this historic city.
Where else can you find a melting pot of Spanish and American influence with a hint of Chinese, Mexican, Malay, and so on? While many would say Manila suffers from an identity crisis, this only reinforces the fact that Manila has something to offer for everyone. As the land of shining smiles and warm hospitality, a trip to Manila is akin to visiting your adorable grandmother on a Sunday morning for a comforting slow cooked meal.
Ride the colorful jeepneys and make your way to the walled city of Intramuros. The hot climate is a given so make sure to cool yourself down with an eclectic glass of halo-halo, a concoction of shaved ice, evaporated milk, beans, and virtually any sweet ingredient you can think of.
There’s only so much that can be said about travelling and the experience of it altogether. Don’t take the internet and travel books’ word for it; uncover many more of these cities’ secrets when you pay them a visit.
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