13 November 2014

Five places I'd like to visit again

Nominated for this lovely prompt yonks ago (so long ago that I've forgotten who it was thank you and I love you forever whatsyername) it really had me thinking. In my pursuit of visiting as many countries and exploring as many experiences as possible, we don't often think about returning to somewhere we've visited before.

I don't know that we'll ever be able to summer in the same town, same villa, same pub every year as many people do, but I can kinda see the charm of knowing the community and where to buy milk.

Italy
To my antipodean viewpoint Italy is a sun drenched vineyards, ruins as far as the eye can see and thin crust Pizza cooked with few gourmet ingredients bursting with flavour. (But don't be tricked into agreeing with your hubby to only see the Protestant churches - it's a scam to spend more time appreciating Italian wine). Florence stole my heart many, many moons ago, Venice has my soul, Rome my thirst and hunger, Tivoli my artisticly history drenched imagination.

Italy - Five places I'd like to visit again - Adventures of a London Kiwi

 New Zealand
Always and forever. My homeland is a drug that will always be a part of my life. The trouble is, I've never really appreciated the rolling landscape for the incredible beauty that it is. We intend to rectify that with a road trip along the South Island Alps in the near future, and a cheeky trip home visiting family this Christmas. Yay!!!!!!!

New Zealand - Five places I'd like to visit again - Adventures of a London Kiwi

Prague
Mysterious and cheeky, Praha is exotic, off the beaten track (in my mind anyway), full of humour, great architecture, a different language, a vein of adventures, interesting food and above all great beer. I was heavily influenced whilst working with a lovely Czech friend who told me all about the rich culture and beer gardens to relax in after a day of hardcore tourist trekking.

Prague / Praha - Italy - Five places I'd like to visit again - Adventures of a London Kiwi

Japan
 I can't pick a favourite. Just can't. For us, Japan was a country of two halves (oh, and they're getting pretty good at rugby) the old, beautiful traditions and a new modern world adapting itself to the future. It's all the more amazing for how easily they seem to meld the two. Sunshine glinting from the summit of Mt Fuji, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima. All beautiful and fascinating.


 

Norway
200 miles into the Arctic circle, Tromso in the north of Norway was breathtaking from the moment we took off from Oslo to touching down again 4 days later.

Tromso, Norway - Five places I'd like to visit again - Adventures of a London Kiwi
 
Tromso, Norway - Five places I'd like to visit again - Adventures of a London Kiwi
 
Tromso, Norway - Five places I'd like to visit again - Adventures of a London Kiwi

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27 comments :

  1. Great post! I've been to Rome and Prague but this has given me a serious case of wanderlust for New Zealand, Japan and Norway!x

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  2. So many of these places I would love to visit for the first time! New Zealand, Japan, Prague, some wonderful places you have traveled to!

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  3. I would love to go to Japan, it seems like the total opposite to England, I really want to experience such a different culture.
    Lots of love,
    Angie

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  4. I'd love to go to New Zealand one day. Maybe you can be my guide :D x

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  5. So exciting you are going home for Christmas! When was the last time you were there?

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  6. You will have to give me some Tromso tips as I am going in Feb!

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  7. Oh, I didn't know you had been to Tromso! Have you read 'Snow in Tromso' - the blog? I would love to go there so much!

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  8. I was recommended Van's blog by Amanda - loved it so much we met for dinner! She's absolutely lovely!

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  9. Stay tuned next week :) It's a cool little town - and Van's blog Snow in Tromso has some fantastic insider tips http://snowintromso.com/ !

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  10. Far too long ago - nearly 5 years! I'm so, so very excited. So excited!!

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  11. It would be my absolute pleasure to - if you're free this Christmas...!

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  12. I've been very lucky over the years - but you've been to some incredible places too - I've fallen in love with Iceland from afar!

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  13. I think my home state (Alaska) would be one of my five too!! I've forever wanted to visit your beautiful country! Maybe one day!!

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  14. Ahhh the light in Norway is just gorgeous! I love that first shot especially. I'm dying to hear more about your trip!


    After reading so many (mostly delicious) blogs about Prague lately, we've decided to put it on our list for next autumn - I can't wait!

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  15. Happyeverafter_Bride14 November 2014 at 11:58

    Italy, Japan and Malaysia (My original home) would definitely be on my top five revisits too! Am dying to see Norway now that I've had a glimpse thru your blog.

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  16. How marvelous! I can imagine she is, just from reading her blog, which I just love so much!

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  17. Me too, me too! These are definitely the unsaid perils of blogging...!

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  18. She is a sweetie - she even braved the pouring rain for us!

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  19. Alaska would be wonderful to visit! NZ is pretty darn cool...

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  20. Yes I love her blog! Get's me very excited for the trip there, especially the Northern Lights posts! Did you see them?

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  21. It is SUCH a beautiful place - Nicole from A Life Less Beige has just been & popped out a few eating recommendations - http://www.alifelessbeige.com/article/5-best-local-places-to-eat-in-prague/

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  22. Oooh, I'd love to visit Malaysia. One day, one day!

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  23. I'd love to visit Japan for a first time, but can't wait wait to see New Zealand again

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