My 5 top places I’d love to go back to.

June 5, 2013

If you’ve been reading this page for long enough you know I am a huge fan of travelling. I enjoy going to new places but there are a few that have left a mark or the curiosity to know more about them. Here are my top 5 places I would love to go back to. Which are yours?

New York

So many memories, so many interesting places, so many things happening. It’s the city that never sleeps and where anything can happen. I like to go there to see my friends as much as possible, I wish I could go more often. It is also the city where Mr D and I got married and that also makes it extra special. It’s a very stylish city although very different from London, it has a more grown up style, the way I see it. I hope that the next time I go I don’t get caught up in a hurricane.


It’s my hometown. Although I am not very interested in living there at the moment, I always like going back to see my family and friends. Like I usually say, it sucks to live there but it’s really nice for a holiday. It’s a city with beautiful light, that is one of the things I miss the most here in grey and overcast England. You can go out and stay out until the wee hours of the night dancing. Dining out is also great- there’s always really good food and not too expensive. And did I mention my friends? It’s the best part! If you are visiting in the Summer don’t forget your sandals and light dresses, it gets really hot and not all places are blessed with AC.


As some of you might remember, I went there last year to visit my friend Sofia. I didn’t stay for too long (it was just a couple of days) but I fell in love with the city. The streets and canals are beautiful and quaint, with so much history and details to look at (as well as a lot of extremely good looking men).  I also thought it was fascinating that everyone goes everywhere on bicycle. It was the perfect city to shop vintage, with a large variety of shops on offer and affordable prices. I might just go on Venere and start planning another visit sometime in the near future, I don’t think I’ve seen enough of it!

The Alps

I’ve been to the Alps twice, on skiing trips organized by the company I work for. I was lucky enough to work with friends and enjoyed spending time with them there, learning how to ski, taking in the breathtaking views and just frolicking in the snow. I don’t miss the fashions – the snow and the negative temperatures mean you have to wear bulky trousers and jackets but a lady knows when to adapt her style to the environment. I think the Alps made an impression on me not only because of the amazing landscapes but also because it’s where I learned how to ski – which was a real challenge for such an unfit person as me. But well worth it, I enjoyed every second of it and would love to go back.


Apart from Lisbon, it is a place I might be going back to very soon. I loved the feel of the city, lots of beautiful architecture and people. Smaller than London, still has a lot of life and style to it, one of the places I could see myself living in. The pier area is quite picturesque and colourful and one can’t help feeling like a kid walking around the carousels and all the seaside attractions. I remember I had a great time walking around with  Victoria , one of my favourite bloggers. As it is further south, it gets a little more sun than where I live and that’s a winner in my book. There are a lot of stylish people around and it’s really refreshing to see what they wear. There are also a lot of quirky and vintage shops, you’ll have a hard time picking just one place to spend your £££.

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  • Reply Loulou June 5, 2013 at 15:10

    The two put of three place that I have also been (New York and Amsterdam) are also on my ‘would love to go back’ list. It’s pretty easy for us to get to NY from here and I’ve been quite a few times, but I never grow tired of it and am constantly planning a little trip there in my head. In fact was just checking the flight prices yesterday.

    The other places on your list are now on my ‘one day’ list.

    It’s so neat that you met Victoria! She’s great and such a friendly on-line presence.

  • Reply Tami Von Zalez June 5, 2013 at 16:24

    I recently discovered you (your blog, that is) and I agree – I’d love to go back to New York. Who wouldn’t? Those that love a vibrant city. I’ve never been to Amsterdam, that one is on my bucket list of must-see places (including Chile). I have also been on a train ride through the Alps but that has been some 30 years ago.

    Here’s to travel in our future ~


  • Reply Electra June 5, 2013 at 22:00

    A foto nos Alpes é uma delícia… “Les bronzés fait du ski” é o que me vem à memória 🙂 beijo grande.

  • Reply Connie* June 6, 2013 at 00:17

    You are such a world traveller! I was married in New York, too. City Hall with all the other colorful characters!

  • Reply OH LA LA LI June 6, 2013 at 09:40

    Montchavin will always be special 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Deal June 9, 2013 at 00:28

    The only place I’ve been to here is NYC. I loved it too and would go back in a heartbeat!
    I love to travel. I wonder when it will happen for me again?
    I think I’d love to travel with you. You and I could go on a super fun adventure, me thinks! With lots of good road trip music 🙂

  • Reply JGRuddock June 9, 2013 at 07:22

    What a lovely post. Makes me think of all the cities I quite like too… and it certainly helps that you have such fun photos from each! xo xo

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