Falling in love with Tallinn is pretty easy. Boasting one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe, its old town has bags of fairytale charm. However, since breaking free from the Soviet Union in 1991 the Estonian capital has garnered some cultural clout. And it’s this mix of old and new that makes the city so special.
With its rattling yellow trams and colourful, cobbled streets, it’s not hard to see why Lisbon has become one of Europe’s prime tourism destinations. Perhaps it’s the sea air, the laidback vibe or the beautiful scenery, but there’s something about the Portuguese capital that simply gets under your skin.
Back in August, my boyfriend and I took the train to Manchester to see Morrissey. We knew we wanted to check out the Northern Quarter and chow down on some tasty vegan food. But, if you’d have told me my highlight of the day would have been a trip to the library, I wouldn’t have believed you.
I’d been to Spain a lot when I was younger. Mainly on those package holidays most people I know did in the nineties. And while I’d always enjoyed my time there, in recent years I’d written off large swathes of the country, which I thought were overly-resorty and, well, full of English tourists. However, I’ve recently been lucky enough to see a different side of this magical Mediterranean country.