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My 5 Favorite European Cities

My 5 Favorite European Cities

I’ve spent a good amount of time in European cities over the past few years.  I love their separate, but connected histories, their unique cultures, and their different people.  I loved visiting the cities and have great memories from them, but because there’s so much to see in the world, and so much more I want to do, I probably will never go back to most of them.

But despite the world being so big there are a few cities I am dying to revisit, or already have a few times. These cities stick in my mind in a way others might not.

These are My 5 Favorite European Cities.

  • Prague, Czech Republic. This is, and probably always will be, my favorite destination on earth.  It was the first place I lived out of the U.S., the place I fell in love with travel, and the place that I still think of when I think of traveling.  I still have so much left to explore there and am so excited to be going back this summer.  Last time I had the problem of looking at my time living there as I kept believing there would be time later.

clocktower prague

  • Paris, France. I’ve been to Paris twice, once on my own for weekend, and once for two weeks during my MFA residency.  Both  visits were filled with really good food, and tons of museums, and monuments visits.  Of course I also spent a lot of time drinking wine at cafes.  why not?  I love this city for the reason everyone does, it’s lively, exciting, and


  • Dublin, Ireland. I was there for my MFA residency last year.  What can I say? I love Guinness, I love the accents, I love the pub atmosphere, and I love the feeling of the city.  I really just love Ireland in general and want to go back so badly.


  • Budapest, Hungary. I loved walking through Budapest. I visited the baths, walked up Castle Hill and visited some important museums.  I’ll be going back this summer for a short time to meet up with a tour I’m taking in the Balkans, and am excited to see a few things I missed, and see what has changed.  A visit to the baths might be necessary after almost 2 months of travel.  I’m not complaining!


  • Reykjavik, Iceland. I’d love to visit Reykjavik again, really all of Iceland.  The city was pretty small and after walking for only a few minutes I could get away from the business that surrounds most cities and could escape to nature.  It was also cold, probably 40 degrees Fahrenheit in August and it was fun to cuddle up on those walks with newly acquired mittens and hat.  My next visit to Iceland will involve a lot more adventure.


When I first came up with the idea for this post I thought it’d be easy to pick only 5 of my favorite cities that I’d like to revisit.  But then I started really thinking about where I’ve been, and where I’d like to take another visit to. But for now, I’ll still with those five cities.

Do you have favorite cities that you just can’t get over how much you enjoyed it? Tell me about it.

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