For some reason the wanderlust never fades, and for me it bites especially hard at the beginning of a new year. The beginning of the year provides a great opportunity to explore destinations that come into their own in the cold winter months. Winter fairs, great architecture covered in pure white snow, and unique winter activites all draw people in to explore these locations at their best. Here are the 5 best destinations in Europe for a getaway at the beginning of the year.
An expat is by definition someone who’s chosen to leave their birth country to explore the world and find a country of adoption. You’d be surprised to know that there is a variety of reasons for people to want to move abroad and start a new life, from political to professional reasons. But the most common explanation that you’ll receive from Millennials coming from any of the Western cultures is a sense of self-discovery. Young adults decide to move abroad as a way to tackle the feeling that they don’t fit in where they were born. It’s a common disparity in civilisations where the digital revolution and the social traditions don’t match. People who grew up in a world where they could expand their knowledge and cultural perspective with a click of a button find it difficult to exist in an environment where the social evolution is not yet a match for their open-minded digital approach. You know the kind: borderless, genderless, nationless, these are the results of digital interactions. No wonder Millennials are changing countries to find a place that will understand them better! So, if you find that you’re stuck in your current situation, maybe it’s time to consider a bold move abroad. What’s the best place to go and how to make it work? Here are some thoughts about the expat life to help you make a choice.
Istanbul is located in the perfect place to enjoy a diverse mix of cultures and all the attractions that these cultures provide. Situated right in the middle of Europe and Asia, the country is a melting pot of huge civilisations. Imagine being on one continent, and then in an instant, you are transported to another one via a short boat or taxi ride. Its location makes Istanbul a very unique place to visit that very few other destinations can rival.
If you are aware of current world events right now, the chances are that Turkey isn’t likely to be on your current ‘must-see’ list. Because of its closeness to the Middle East – in geographical and political terms – a lot of people are thinking twice about visiting.
But while there is an element of risk, the reality is that it is in the same security state as virtually everywhere else in Europe and the western world. And missing out on such a beautiful and welcoming country would be such a shame. With this in mind, here are a few awesome reasons why you should rip up your current travel plans and book a visit to Turkey instead.
For most of us when we think of travelling around Europe we would reflect on the more sunny places. From relaxing on a beach in Spain to spending some time in Italy or sampling some food in Greece. Norway might not be at the top of your list for luxurious European destinations, but as a country, it has a lot to offer tourists and seasoned holidaymakers alike. As a destination, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and there are fantastic attractions, but there are also places to relax and soak up the culture. Here are a few.
It’s time to explore the large cities of Europe, discover a mix of cuisines in each country, and watch the scenery change as you arrive at your next destination; add your favourite travel companion, and it is a dream come true. The sad thing is that we usually need to save up for these trips, and often an entire year in advance if you’re a student – it kind of puts a damper on the excitement, doesn’t it?
Still not sure where to visit this summer? What about planning a trip to Greece? Whether that is mainland Greece, the Cyclades group, or the Dodecanese Islands, Greece could be the perfect destination for a summer holiday, as it has a lot to offer any traveller. From white sand beaches with azure seas, ancient ruins to multi cultural towns. and cities with plenty of nightlife, there is a lot more to Greece than meets the eye.
Fancy spending a week or two in Greece? Here are five reasons why Greece would make the perfect summer holiday destination.