Places to go back to
I've been having a nightmare with my internet lately and just as I was nearly finished writing and editing this post, somehow it all go deleted and I've not been able to recover it. How frustrated I am right now. Anyway, here I go again! Let's hope this post doesn't disappear on me now!
Over the years, between the two of us (Edmond and I), we have be to a wide variety of countries and places and no matter where we go, we always find ourselves wanting to go back. So in short, this is a post of places each of us want to go back to!
Mexico will forever be my favourite place. I constantly find myself wanting to go back because every time I do, I see and learn something new. So of course, I decided to make a career out of it. Hopefully one day in the near future I will be researching Mexican theatre history and find out even more and travelling there even more. Fingers crossed!
One of the most incredible countries I have ever been to. Of all the beautiful places visited on our two week trip to Canada, I often recall my time in Quebec City. We were only here for around 3 days on our two week trip - nowhere near long enough to really take in everything. From the vast Fields of Abraham to the wide sweeping views of the St. Lawrence River and the huge, unmistakably striking Chateau Frontenac, this is a city I recommend to everyone - and be sure to take your camera because there are so many amazing sights and views to capture on your journey around this unforgettable location.One of the most incredible countries I have ever been to. Of all the beautiful places visited on our two week trip to Canada, I often recall my time in Quebec City. We were only here for around 3 days on our two week trip - nowhere near long enough to really take in everything. From the vast Fields of Abraham to the wide sweeping views of the St. Lawrence River and the huge, unmistakably striking Chateau Frontenac, this is a city I recommend to everyone - and be sure to take your camera because there are so many amazing sights and views to capture on your journey around this unforgettable location.
Being a drama student I often find myself research and reading Greek plays and learning about Ancient Greek societies so travelling to the play were that all began, where you can still physically see the ruins standing from the ground, is awe inspiring. We climbed to the possible birth place of Zeus! If visiting ruins and finding out about the history isn't all you want to do, and you fancy something more active, then Crete is known for its gorgeous cycling routes. We did one around the north coast and it was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences I've ever done. Definitely worth checking out!
A country dear to my heart. A unique, exciting place with so many amazing cities, towns and villages to visit. I have travelled to two of its most iconic destinations - Florence and Venice. They are both similar and different in many ways. If you're one for walking around for hours on end, constantly finding little roads and alleyways, stumbling upon bars and restaurants and ice cream shops and pizza vendors then these two are really worth the trip. Your feet may hurt, but you'll walk away at the end of your visit wondering when you can do it all over again. Or at least, that's been my experience of it.
Ever since my parents got married there 22 years ago, we haven't been able to stop going back. It feels like a second home, no matter what the current state is like. I first visited when I was 6 months old, though of course I don't remember anything. Going back when I was 4 years old was much more memorable, and then most recently only last year. Each time is completely different, even if I go and see the same things. It's such a beautiful country to visit, which such rich history. Maybe one day I can branch out my research to Dom Rep as well as Mexico.
Strikingly beautiful. Whatever you're into, whichever walk of life you come from South Africa has something for you to enjoy; a country with a myriad of languages, cultures, locations. Cape Town is perfect for those who love city life, backpacking and penguins. A combination only found in this city, and it does it perfectly. If you prefer to get away from the city, then perhaps a Safari in the Kruger National Park is for you. I have visited here several times and come away wanting more and more every time. South Africa is a true gem and one I can't recommend enough.
I may not have visited mainland Spain, I know Ed would tell you how vibrant and different every single little town and city is. I would love to visit Madrid myself to see the museums, Lope de Vega's house, and the vast amount of richly historical theatres. I have, however, visited the Balearic Islands a few times and though I'm not much of a party-goer, I love seeing the large expanses of hills where one day I would love to see all over again with a new set of eyes riding a bike or going hiking. There is so much that you can do which I believe is often overlooked by the night clubbing scene.
What an incredible island. The second I arrived in Stone Town, I was blown away by the amount of cultures you see. In the two nights I was there we saw tribes people, found ourselves joining a Hindu colour festival, and witnessing a Islamic festival the following night. Coming from what is supposedly such a diverse country, I have never felt so surrounded by culture, history and equality in my life. Of course that's all coming from a tourist point of view and I am not fully sure on the current political state but to me it seemed like everyone living there was completely accepting of everyone else. Not only that but you take about an hour drive to the other side of the island and it is like you've landed in the Caribbean. It is absolutely stunning. I would love to go back and see more!
There are some I would want to visit more than others of course but that still doesn't stop me looking for the best prices to go back to each and every one of these. Holiday booking is so difficult now because I can't decide whether to go back and see more of one place or find somewhere new. Also, it's forever up in the air as to booking a two back packing trip or a nice relaxing two week all inclusive. The next holiday probably won't be until next summer now, after I've saved up some money, but who knows. Before then, back to Mexico for Christmas it is!
This post was originally published 20/09/2018 before I changed website providers.