Dream Destination No 4 – Valencia

Valencia is pure Science-fiction. Valencia is innovation. Valencia is thriving culture. Valencia is bustling tapas bars. Valencia is a wonderfully liveable city. Valencia made my Dream Destinations top 5 list because it has everything I would want in a city – strikingly futuristic buildings, a fistful of fabulous Modernista architecture, great museums and a large, characterful old quarter. Valencia, surrounded by its huerta, a fertile fruit-and-veg farmland, is famous as the home of rice dishes such as paella, but its buzzy dining scene offers plenty more besides. Continue reading “Dream Destination No 4 – Valencia”

Dream Destination No 3 – Morocco

Hot Sahara sands. Camels. Pyramids of Spice. Arabian Palaces. Bustling Markets. Fresh Mint Tea. These are just a few of the things that spring to mind when I think about Morocco. I have always wanted to visit Morocco. Although parts of Morocco's culture have been greatly influenced by Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and the wider middle east, it's mixed Arab and Berber population still hold a strong national identity, creating diverse, exciting cities, on the backdrop of beautiful landscapes. Continue reading “Dream Destination No 3 – Morocco”

Dream Destination No 2 – Goa, India

India hasn’t always been on my bucket list of places I have wanted to visit. I suppose when I was younger, all I saw in the media was slums in India, and I had never been a huge fan of curry. My mum went on holiday to Goa with her parents, and she always used to talk of amazing trips she took deep into the jungle, eating curry out of large folded banana leaves, and visiting peppercorn farms. It never seemed to fit – the India my mum always talked about sounded so different from the India I had seen in the media. Continue reading “Dream Destination No 2 – Goa, India”

Dream Destination No 1 – Thailand.

Thailand – the land of tangerine-cloaked monks, early morning sunrises, peanuts, and soft sandy beaches. Thailand seems like the perfect travel destination for any Brit – it is brimming with culture and heritage, it’s hot and it’s beautiful. I say that, having never been to Thailand myself, of course. Continue reading “Dream Destination No 1 – Thailand.”