TRAVEL: Shann's Europe Highlights


London was the first stop on my trip. I spent about 6 days in this busy city and loved exploring different parts. Shoreditch is a great place for clubbing & nightlife, Soho is awesome for shopping, art and culture, Westminster is best for express sightseeing and Camden is cool for markets but the absolute highlight of my time in England would have to be the Warner Bros Studios Harry Potter Tour! This place is not to be missed if you're a fan of the series. 


Barcelona is such a beautiful city. There's so much to experience including great food, great sites and great weather. The highlight of my visit was definitely all the stunning architecture by Gaudi! Make sure you visit Park Guell for a unique experience.


Venice is a total feast for your eyes. Apart from the main Island of Venice, I also hopped to Burano, Murano & Torcello. Glass blowing demonstrations on Murano are fantastic and the small town atmosphere of Torcello is great but the highlight of Venice would have to be the charming colourful houses of Burano where I also found a patisserie with desserts pastries to die for.


There is so much to see in Rome especially areas with historic value, whether you're chilling by the Trevi Fountain, touring the Colosseum or climbing to the top of St. Peter's Basillica for that beautiful view. I think seeing all these amazing landmarks would have to be my favourite thing about Rome although the pizza and gelato definitely comes in at a very close second.


As you can imagine, Santorini was definitely the most relaxing city that I visited. It entailed riding around the island on an ATV, strolling through the shops and restaurants of Fira & Oia, spa baths, body scrubs and the most amazing massage of my life. One of the highlights was the stunning sunsets that can be viewed from a multitude of different restaurants and lookouts. I was lucky enough to see 2 over delicious Greek dinners.