My Top 10 Favorite Places To Visit (5 – 1)

The second part of my post about my top ten places to visit.

5.Crans Montana,  Switzerland

If you love paragliding, water skiing, hiking, golf, or snow skiing, then you must pay a visit to Crans Montana. Just the drive up the mountain side to get there will take your breath away. Have you ever looked DOWN on clouds from the window of your car? These twin towns have much to offer, including an impressive view of the chain of mountain peaks from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc and a wide program of activities all year round. The modern side of Crans-Montana offers the most extensive alpine shopping for miles around. A wide range of accommodation is available. It is also a venue for major sporting events, and with a reputation as a golfing Mecca, Crans-Montana draws visitors from all over the world. It is a family-friendly resort, where you can enjoy five swimming lakes; walks through aromatic mountain forests along an extensive network of footpaths; and cosy fondue evenings in rustic inns. Because I love the snow and fondue! Crans Montana is number five

4.Santorini,  Greece

What can you say about a place that has beaches with black sand except “go see for yourself”  Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion which explains the sand. It also has some of the bluest waters you will ever see. You can discover the famous submerged caldera, the volcano’s crater, which is situated today in the middle of a 32 square miles basin of water and you can admire some of the most beautiful traditional villages of the Cyclades. The lively colors of the white Cycladic houses and blue painted windows contrast stunningly against the black volcanic rocks rising from the sea. In the evening you can relax in a taverna perched on the cliff edge and enjoy a horiatiki (village salad) and a glass of retsina and the wonderful Greek hospitality. This alone is enough to make Santorini my number four

3. London,  England

The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abby, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, West End, London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, British Museum, National Gallery, Wimbledon, Chinatown and the London Underground. What more is there to say? Number three.

2..Meteora, Greece

The word “Meteora” means suspended rocks, and in my humble opinion should be one of the seven wonders of the world. I will never forget turning the bend on the road and then seeing it before me. It took my breath away. Literally. The huge natural sandstone rock pillars towering into the heavens simply stunned me. Atop these giants are six monasteries, five of which are inhabited my hermit monks and the other by nuns. In the old days, they received their supplies by lowering a basket down and the people below would fill them up. They had no contact with the outside world.. These days some of the monasteries are open to the public, but you will not be allowed in wearing pants so make sure you take a skirt. If you plan to spend the night, you will find the hospitality of the locals wonderful. Rooms are inexpensive and food is always plentiful. Any place that can take my breath away deserves a place on my list so Meteora rates number two

1. Blackpool,  England

My favorite place on the planet! I know you Brits out there and now cringing and saying to yourself “what is she thinking?” Well what I am thinking is I had the some of the best years of my life there and every time I go home to the UK, Blackpool is ALWAYS on my “must visit” list. Forget Stratford- Upon -Avon, or Buckingham Palace, THIS is where I want to go. I have made memories that will last a lifetime here from being an unruly teenager looking for boys and the latest  ride at the Pleasure Beach, to watching the pure joy on the faces of my own kids as they rode a donkey along the shore.  It has everything, fish and chips, donkey rides, amusement arcades, pubs, trams than run the length of the town along the beach, a fantastic pleasure beach with all the great rides, including the original” roller coaster” after which all the others are named, three piers, wonderful illuminations in the winter boasting over a million light-bulbs, Blackpool rock, mini golf, a zoo, great entertainment from Britain’s finest comedians, ballroom dancing and of course, who can forget. Blackpool Tower! Blackpool will always be my number one place to visit.

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