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5 must see places around the world

Aedín gives her travel advice

Written by Aedín Dunne and posted in opinion

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I’m a complete tourist when I go abroad. You’ll catch me getting a picture with a big red phone box in the middle of London or rolling around in the sand while my friend takes pictures from the best angles. I love to travel and take the cliché pictures. It’s all part of the experience. Some of my favourite spots are possibly the most random places ever but don’t knock them until you try them. Read now, thank me later. Here are my top 5 stand out places I’ve ever been.

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Oh so cliché. Grab yourself a croissant and get climbing the tower because you won’t regret it. The Eiffel Tower is absolutely breathtaking. Whether you’re there during the day or waiting for the city lights at night, either way you are going to be speechless standing up there looking down at one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Don’t get too frustrated when your phone camera won’t capture the full effect of the view you’re experiencing, you’re Facebook friends will just have to visit for themselves.

PortAventura World - Salou

You need to get to Salou right now. I’ve been to Disney Land in Paris and honestly, PortAventura came up trumps. For all ages, it is one of the best places I have ever been in my life, so much so, that I ended up back there 3 years running. If I went missing you’d have caught me in line for a 283ft drop from the air on the outrageous Hurakan Condor (don’t wear glasses, they will fly off your face). Between the water park, the new partner park ‘Ferrariland’ and the PortAventura shows and entertainment, you need to get there as soon as you can. You won’t regret it.

Barcelona - Spain

I can’t even narrow down one or two places that you need to see you just need to get straight to Barcelona and see Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia, the famous La Boqueria, the Gothic Quarter and SO MUCH MORE. I can’t explain my love for the city it’s absolutely beautiful and the weather is a major bonus! It’s the perfect sport for a weekend city break. Not to mention the food, beach and sangria!

Edinburgh – Scotland

A gorgeous city with so much to see - there’s a lot of steps and hills so wear your walking shoes! Edinburgh Castle is a beautiful spot looking out over the city and beyond. Don’t forget to visit the Edinburgh Dungeons – if you’re a bit jumpy make sure to bring a friend that you can hold on to for dear life. If you’re looking to wind down you need to get yourself over to Moloney’s Irish pub. It won’t be long until you’re singing karaoke and best friends with the bar staff. If you’re up for a laugh you won’t regret going to Camera Obsecura where illusions will blow your mind..and maybe make you dizzy! Either way you’ll love this medieval city.

Salthill - Galway

I wouldn’t be truly Irish if one of my favourite places wasn’t obvious Irish scenery. Salthill in Galway is easily one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever been to. Whether you want to lie out on the beach, go on a carnival ride, grab some ice cream or have a relaxing meal, everything is within a walking distance. The aquarium and arcade are enough to bring you back to your childhood. Only 10-15 minutes from Galway’s Eyre Square, I cannot but recommend Salthill for a relaxing day or weekend away.

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Published September 11th, 2017
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