I love city breaks. The past 3 holidays I’ve been on have been of the city break variety and each time I fall a little bit more in love with spending a few days exploring, city guide in hand. While I enjoy a beach holiday as much as the next person (and I am hoping to see some sun this year) it’s the short and sweet city break that has my heart.
When trying to decide where to go away for a few days in September we quite literally went around the world. Barcelona, Lisbon and even a mini tour of Italy were all thrown into the mix (and FYI they are all still firmly on the travel bucket list) until we finally settled on Stockholm. Practically every person we mentioned our holiday destination to replied with ‘oh that’s different’ or ‘isn’t Sweden expensive?’ which wasn’t filling me with too much hope. A weekend filled with a whole lot of sight-seeing, eating and ABBA later however and I’m dubbing Stockholm as my new favourite city. BOOM.
Living in the city is pretty darn cool. I love living amongst the hustle and bustle of city centre Liverpool and pretending that I’m the ultimate city slicker (I’m not but a gal can dream.) That being said I’m a country gal at heart and sometimes a few days out of the fast lane is just what the doctor ordered. I’ve spoken before about how important is to ‘switch off’ from all things digital and last weekend I took it one step further.
“Some people think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom people find sin.” Long-tarnished by a seedy reputation (you know the one) it’s easy to think Amsterdam is only good for groups of guys (and girls!) looking for a rowdy weekend away. The time I spent in Amsterdam however highlighted how this couldn’t be further from the truth. Continue reading “A weekend in Amsterdam”