European weekend destinations (part 1)

European weekend destinations (part 1)

Today we’ll be talking about some European weekend destinations, we usually focus on the idea of spending an entire holiday in one city, place or region, however what about those who wish to spend only a weekend abroad because they can fit it into their busy schedules? Well this list might be a good starting point.

Spain – Jerez de la Frontera

This town is a great portal to Andalucian culture because it boils it down to its most basic and dramatic elements. The place almost inundates your senses with sherry bodegas, sleek horses and the sights and sounds of flamenco music, all of these characteristics being celebrated each year with unique and somewhat hedonistic gusto.

The old town features an 11th-century fortress and a promenade lined with orange trees, and while you’re here you should go on a tour to see how the sherry, or fortified wine, is made.

Ukraine – Lviv

We’re now going to a very different part of Europe, to the considerably colder Ukraine, to one town which features an old market square surrounded by streets featuring carved facades and wonderful churches, all of which somehow managed to survive the Soviet era thankfully. You can stroll through the town center to take in the atmosphere or head on towards the best vantage point in the city, namely the High Castle which will offer some wonderful views of the town and its surroundings, especially at sunset.

France – Dinard

Back to Western Europe now, to a very charming corner of Brittany with an unmistakable 1920s charm; the seaside here is something out of a classic novel with blue-and-white striped bathing tents dotting the sand.

The curved beaches are themselves overlooked by Victorian villas and the rather lovely Promenade du Clair de Lune.

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