The Baltic States
I have a particular fondness for the Baltic States as I spent several months cycling around them. They weren’t too hilly which is always nice and there were lots of interesting places to visit. I particularly enjoyed visiting Riga and Tallinn, both very ancient and beautiful cities. Even got a ferry from Tallinn across to Helsinki in Finland, which is another great place.
Bali is amazing! It’s such a peaceful place, as long as you drive away from Kuta, Ubud is particularly beautiful. You can have a fantastic cycle around the island, or hire a motorbike if you’d rather go a bit faster. The beaches are simply stunning, the food is great and the locals are so welcoming despite the fact that they must be fed up with tourists by now
Hong Kong is such as fantastic place. It’s crazy busy but such an exciting place. It’s not just home to one of the finest skylines in the world, but also to one of the longest cable cars in the world. It takes you from the city up a mountain to a Big Buddha statue. I loved it, I love cable cars and this is one of my favorites.
Montenegro is not that well known but is simply beautiful, some amazing scenery especially around the Bay of Kotor. But cyclists beware, it can be very hilly so if that’s not your kind of cycling watch out.
I fell in love with Barcelona as soon as I got there. The food was great and there were so many interesting things to see – the unfinished church the Sagada Familia, Parc Guell and the Ramblas were probably the highlights, and the food was excellent. It must be an amazing place to live because there’s so much great stuff around there, the beautiful coast of the Costa Brava and the fantastic Pyrenees not too far away either. On my trip the weather was great, even though it was winter. If I could live anywhere in the world this might be the place.
What an amazing place it is. It felt like I was in a film all the time, the skyscrapers, the yellow taxis. I loved walking around Central Park, going up the Empire State Building and taking the ferry across to Staten Island to see the Statue of Liberty.
Amsterdam is a fantastic place for a cyclist such as myself and is one of my favorite places, it seems like everyone is on a bike, I love the relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful buildings and never tire of going back.
London is my favorite city, there’s just so much too see. I lived there for a few years and had the best time ever. I worked as a cycle courier most of the time. It was hard work but great fun as well, a huge adrenalin kick as we had really tight deadlines. I met loads of great people and of course saw all the sights. I lived in Shepherds Bush, not a particularly glamorous area but was a cheap house shared with 8 other travelers, mostly from Europe.
Sydney has a simply stunning location on an amazing bay and the harbor bridge and the opera house are world famous of course. The coastline is beautiful and has some fantastic beaches. You have to also go to Bondi of course, although that was very busy and not one of my favorites. The climate there is fantastic of course and so is the food and wine. I’d love to go back there one day.
If you are looking for advice on places to visit and places to stay I’ve always found Tripadvisor to be really useful.