|London at night|
Ok so I may be a little bit biased here, but my home town is on practically everyone’s list of must-see destinations. Steeped in history, London is a paradise for shoppers, culture vultures and locals alike. You can’t beat London’s Southbank on a summer’s day or a wander around one of the many free museums and galleries. A firm favourite.
|A street market in Hong Kong|
Hong Kong was the last stop on my round-the-world trip and was going to simply be a random stop-over on the way back from Bangkok. Expecting nothing much more than a smoggy neon city, I was awestruck by the contrast of people and places I found there. From bustling street markets to top-class malls and designer boutiques, Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise. Not the cheapest place for budget travellers but still makes an excellent break on those long journeys home.
A backpackers haven! The best party town on the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown offers you everything from cocktails in teacups to bungy jumping. So whether you want to indulge in some adrenelin pumping activities or just tuck into the legendary Fergburgers (yes they do live up to their reputation) then this is the place to do it. The jaw-dropping scenery doesn’t go a miss either!
|The Blue Mountains, Sydney|
Sydney has it all. Cosmopolis, beaches, mountains. Who could possibly ask for more?! Fruit bats dangle in trees and Ibis birds wander around the city, a constant reminder of how close you are to nature in this beautiful metropolis.
|The Petronus Towers, KL|
The Malaysian capital is a stunning mix of Asian culture and high-rise architecture. A visit to the sacred Batu Caves is a must, a pilgrimage hotspot for thousands of Hindus, the caves are amazing places of worship and the neighbouring Dark Caves are natural wonders. The imposing Petronus Towers are testament to the growing wealth in the city and the building offers great views of this sprawling up-and-coming city.