I absolutely love to travel and there are so many places in the world I hope to see one day. I’ve already crossed a few of those locations off my bucket list! A few years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel throughout Europe. I noticed that each and every city I visited had its own distinct personality and offered something entirely unique to its guests. If you’ve ever considered taking a European trip, check out my take on the 5 European cities I visited and the happy moments you can experience there!
Location: London, England
Positive personality: London is great for someone who enjoys mixing the old and the new. The city is full of colorful and exciting history, but you can find modern, world-renowned restaurants, hotels and shops as well.
Happy Moment: Strolling through Hyde Park in Central London will definitely put you in a jolly mood. The gravel paths, the beautiful greenery, the vintage striped lawn chairs, the thatch-roofed restaurant overlooking the lake: it’s all so quintessentially British. It’s an oasis in the middle of a city and it’s bound to lift your spirits.
Location: Florence, Italy
Positive personality: You take great joy in the classics, whether it’s movies, art or fashion. Florence is an impeccable match for a person who is immersed in the arts. With so many museums and marketplaces, everyone can find something that pleases them.
Happy Moment: Watching the sunset over the Arno River from the beautiful and historic Ponte Vecchio Bridge is a sight you won’t soon forget. The Ponte Vecchio is one of the only bridges to stand strong throughout all periods of history and when you experience this amazing moment, you’ll understand why.
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Positive personality: Prague would be most enjoyed by someone who is naturally inquisitive and thoroughly enjoys architecture and the way things are made. Prague is home to some of the most unique architectural sights, like the Charles Bridge and the world’s oldest Astronomical Clock.
Happy Moment: The Disney Castle at Disneyland is based off of the architecture of a building in Prague’s Old Town Square. A little dose of the ‘happiest place on Earth’ halfway across the world is sure to put a smile on your face!
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Positive personality: Barcelona is a city where truly anything goes, so be yourself! If you’re a person who enjoys the more whimsical things in life and like to dance to the beat of your own drum, Barcelona is the place to be.
Happy moment: Taking time to explore and appreciate the pure genius that is the Sagrada Familia by famed architect Gaudi will leave you in awe. A church so intricate and beautiful, it’s still in progress even after more than a hundred years. The vivid stained glass and sincerely one-of-a-kind structure will leave you with an elated state of mind.
Location: Paris, France
Positive personality: If people tend to describe you as laid-back, relaxed and always smiling, Paris might be your place. You tend to go with the flow. Stop for a bite to eat here, pop into a caf‚ there, maybe take a stroll down a boulevard. You do things at your own pace, and that peace of mind leads to ultimate relaxation.
Happy moment: While it’s been done before, nothing can beat the view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower. Not a fan of heights? No problem. The lawn that sprawls in front of the magnificent Eiffel Tower is the perfect place for a picnic of cheese and a fresh baguette from a local French market. Either way, your memories will be unforgettably joyful.
Is your happy place on this list? Which city do you think you most belong in? Let us know in the comments!
This post was contributed by Emma England