A few months ago I came across the village of Portofino and I instantly fell in love. Portofino is hands down one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my entire life! It may sound like an exaggeration but it truly is. The village is so incredibly breath taking and like nothing that I have ever seen before.
It is no surprise that this is a go to destination for the super rich and famous! You cannot go wrong with Pastel-colored houses, high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, lined with super-yachts, you will feel like you have gone back to the 1950’s and 60’s! Portofino is a place of history, beauty, luxury, adventure. It might even be one of the most instagramable places you’ll ever see and I cannot wait for the day that I get to experience it for myself!
What to do and where to eat;
- Bar Morena
- Take a walk up to the lighthouse and catch the amazing view
- Visit Castello Brown
- Gelateria Cavassa
Ah Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! If there is once place that you have to visit in your life time, it has to be Cape Town.
The city has it all! It offers everything that you could ever hope for in a holiday; sun, sand, breathtaking scenery, world rated restaurants, culture, amazing city life and so much more.
How to make the most of 72 hours in Cape Town
First of all you need a place to stay so here are two of my favourite places to stay;
I genuinely think that the first day in a new city should be spent relaxing and taking in your new surroundings, possibly even doing a bit of shopping maybe even hitting the beach!
Our first stop is Table mountain, a hike is the best way to start your day. If you get there early enough you can watch the sunrise and I promise you that if you do it will be the most spectacular thing that you will ever see, the view from up there is indescribable. If hiking isn’t your kind of thing you could always take a cable car up there and whilst your up there why not enjoy the view from the local cafe?
Nothing sounds better than hitting the beach after your morning hike. Camps bay (one of the best beaches in all of Cape Town) is popular both amongst tourists and locals, it has some of the best views you will ever see of Lions head, however do look out for the overpriced food and drinks among the glitzy restaurants across the strip.
If you have time before doing a spot of shopping at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront take a stroll down Bo-Kaap, one of the most vibrantly-coloured neighbourhoods to ever exist, once you see it you will understand why people call Cape Town the Italy of Africa. The restaurants at V&A are world class and offer some unique but exquisite dishes.And the shopping, oh the shopping – a blend of African and world renowned brands, It’s the best of both worlds!
Travelling has been a passion of mine since I could remember, most three year olds would be afraid to get on a plane but not me. My family constantly remind me of how excited I was to get on my very first ever plane at the age of 3 and surprisingly 13 years later nothing has changed. I still love that feeling of getting on a plane and knowing that there’s a whole other world out there that’s just waiting for me to discover it, a new culture for me to experience and new memories for me to create.
Throughout my life I have been lucky enough to travel to amazing places around the world such as Amsterdam, Spain, the south of France, Qatar and South Africa but there’s still so much that I have left to see and experience. I am extremely grateful for where I am today as I realise that not many people get the opportunity to travel and I plan on taking as much advantage of this as possible.
Reasons why making a bucket list is the best thing you’ll ever do;
In my opinion travelling not only educates you as a human being but it also challenges you by teaching you new skills you never thought you could do and it helps you to get in touch with yourself, grow as a person and helps you to figure out what it is that you want from life. It gives you a whole new perspective. But Most importantly travelling makes history come alive. You get the chance to see and experience everything that you had ever read about.
My journey around the world starts now! And deep down I know that I will never regret my decision to start traveling at such a young age because we only live once and we need to make every single moment count. 10 years from now I don’t ever want to regret the decisions that I made. And sometimes I feel that as people we over think everything and although taking responsibility for our lives is important our happiness should come first above everything else, sometimes you just need to be spontaneous and do whatever it is to make sure that your living the best life possible.
The first part of my bucket list is dedicated to Europe so If you can’t think of anywhere to go, I hope my bucket list gives you some ideas. When most people think about spending their summer in Europe they always think backpacking, however I’m the complete opposite as you see im not the backpacking or hostel type. I have extremely high standards and if I were to spend my entire summer in Europe it would have to be spent at the most luxurious hotels and resorts. Can’t have it any other way, after all I want to give you as my readers the best experiences that the world has to offer.
Amalfi coast, Italy
St. Tropez, France
Prague, Czech Republic
Zakynthos Island, Greece
If you don’t have a bucket list I suggest you go and make one right now and put evrery single thing that you wish to achieve throughout your life! Creating a bucket list is one of the best things that you will ever do. Thank me later.