While I wouldn’t claim to be the most religious person, I do love visiting a good church on holiday. They’re always so awe-inspiring and, I find, they provide a peaceful haven, even in the middle of the most bustling city. As a result, you’ll often find me taking a minute out to light a candle or simply reflect in the middle of a trip abroad.
Being the third biggest city in Spain, there’s plenty to see and do in Valencia. But, if 24 hours is all your schedule will allow, don’t despair! Here’s how we got to grips with the amazing city in just one day.
While it may not be as quaint as its next door neighbour Staithes, or as acclaimed as nearby Robin Hood’s Bay, Runswick Bay is no less charming.
Staithes is an idyllic fishing village sandwiched between the dramatic cliffs of North Yorkshire’s cragged coast. The town is a muddle of quirky cottages and winding streets that lead down to a dramatic sheltered harbour. In a word (or two) it’s simply stunning.
Since opening in 2015, Sky Garden has been offering delighted visitors a fairly unique experience – the chance to explore a forest in the clouds, high above a mighty metropolis. And, what’s more, it’s completely free.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “salt mines” I’m hardly filled with excitement. That’s why the first time I visited Krakow, I dismissed Wieliczka as a boring day trip for nerds and squares. However, I would soon live to regret my mistake.
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.
When we woke up on our fourth and final day in the Big Apple, we were all too aware that we only had a few more hours to enjoy this magnificent metropolis. So, we decided we’d have to make the most of them.
Day Three in New York City: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial and the Empire State Building
By our third day in New York, normal service had well and truly resumed following the blizzard. So, we took the tourist boat to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You are able to get off the boat at Liberty Island, but we chose to see the statue from the boat.
On our second day, we arose bright and early to seize the day. The snow was beginning to melt by now, so most of the city was back on the go. So, we grabbed a bagel for breakfast and headed to St Patrick’s Cathedral.