Yes to European city breaks
Sitting behind my home desk in front of the window staring at the buildings covered with a meter of snow, I started contemplating about my travels. The way I travel has changed for a few times already.
The first time I started spending all my free time tripping was in 2009 and 2010 when I worked as a cabin crew. Those 2 years till March 2011 when I decided to quit my job and travel to Mexico for 3 months on my own were all about city breaks for me.
I am sure city breaks are very popular in Europe because we have many cheap flights around and most people have just free weekends to travel somewhere. Even students who are on a very low budget love European city breaks.
I remember people started calling me Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler already when I worked at Prestwick Glasgow Airport as a stewardess, and then also in Brindisi in Italy because every week on my days off they saw me with a packed suitcase and a smile on the morning flight ready to take off to a new European city.
For many others, city breaks are definitely the way to get a travel bug in the first place. You don’t need to work at an airport nor be an expert to find great flight deals, trust me. I bet you would like to just go to any city if you got a good deal, so feel free to do what I did for 2 years. I just checked all the possible flights for my days off and then flew to the cheapest place.
That’s how I visited some cities multiple times, such as Alicante where we used to go every 2 weeks in summer 2010 to relax on the beach checking out sexy lifeguards and beautiful sunset in Arenales del Sol – a small village close to Alicante.
One of my favorite European city breaks until now is another Spanish city – Barcelona. I’ve mentioned it already on my blog for a couple of times because we really need to give a second chance to towns too and not only to people. Thus, visiting Barcelona over and over again it became my favorite city not only due to La Boqueria market which is just 1 out of 30 best things to do in Barcelona. The more I visit the capital of Catalonia, the deeper in my heart it gets.
Speaking of European city breaks I cannot miss to mention Paris or romantic Rome because no matter how big of a cliche it might sound, everyone wants to step in these 2 charming cities at least once. So did I. The capital of Italy quickly took my words away as soon as I spotted the ruins of the world-known Colosseum.
And Paris? I was able to enjoy it to maximum even though I visited it on my own. Probably the most couple-friendly European city has it all – from free things to do, through great jazz, yummy chocolate tour to best vegetarian restaurants in Paris.
So if the only way you can travel for now is taking European city breaks like I also started, my only recommendation is to go for it. You can easily get the best of Budapest in 2 days or visit snowy Christmas Prague or London and then return when the flights are cheap once again.
usually 2-3 days are not enough to discover and fell a city. But its OK to find some parts you like and to return there to discover more!
Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler
Agreed. Well, I have fallen in love with some cities after just 2 or 3 days too, you never know 😉
I think that people don’t realise how wonderful, diverse and historical the cities are around Europe. They are always fascinating places and never short of things to do.
Your experiences with heading off to various cities for a few days has provided you with great knowledge and insight which is why you can write with such authority Alex. Keep travelling and that passion to discover new places.
Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler
Aw, you are always so sweet 🙂 Only this article made me realize Europe still rocks!