Written by Nikki Sztolc
We may not be able to travel again just yet, but when the time comes we’re all going to be in desperate need of a holiday. As the year comes to a close, I leave you with some travel destinations to add to your list of places to daydream about. It’s never too soon to start planning…
Wish you were here,
Did someone say easily bored? Never again when you’re in Fiji. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of things you can do in Fiji: Hike to Biausevu Waterfall, take an island cruise, walk through the local markets of Sigatoka or Suva, or try some local Kava.
You’re known to enjoy the finer things in life, but when it comes to travelling you enjoy being outdoors, making Singapore the best of both worlds. Enjoy a UNESCO Heritage Site at the Botanic Gardens one day and a cocktail or two atop the Marina Bay Sands the next. Don’t forget to visit Sri Mariamman before you leave.
If you really want to test your friendship with someone, bring them to Ecuador with you and see if they can keep up. There’s a lot to be curious about in Quito, little Gemini. Explore the many historic churches in Old Town, hike to the top of Pichincha and don’t leave without visiting the Equator line.
Don’t lie, you love a city that’s rich with history, cities that have those walks with information posts every kilometer, and with weeks worth of tourist attractions to explore. A week in Lima is the spiritual experience you might not realise you need after nearly two years of living in a global pandemic.
What better place to be your most authentic, bad bitch self than one of the most expensive, yet somehow still endearing cities in the world? If you’re travelling here and you’re a Leo, it’s probably for your birthday weekend or a shopping spree; just the way our Lord intended.
Any small, Italian town that you can romanticise will do. My dear Virgo, you were made for planning exactly when you will sit on the front steps of your Airbnb – perfecting the moment when the sun hits just right and the chances of an attractive Italian walking past and falling in love with you are high.
Sweet, sweet Libra who hates being alone. You’ll never feel lonely in Vienna. I promise. A friendly city where the people are kind, you’ll fall in love with the art galleries and the pretty shop fronts. You won’t need to flex your inability to make decisions here if you leave enough time to see everything.
Malta should be top of your list because just like you, Scorpio, Valletta is unique. I’ll skip the history lesson because I know that bores you, but post any pictures from Malta and it’s guaranteed to attract comments such as ‘Is that Venice?’ or ‘This is beautiful! Where is it?’. Now you get the immense pleasure of knowing you’re not like the other girls.
Rocky Mountains, Canada
Every Sagittarius has thought about moving to Canada, and that’s a fact. If it’s not the pristine blue lakes, stunning mountains and endless opportunity for adventure, it’s the possibility of getting lost, which means you never have to go back to work. That’s exciting.
You Capricorns are pretty hard to please, which is why Edinburgh might just be the perfect place to go. If you want to do nothing, you can rent a cute Airbnb, drink tea and stare out the window longingly. Alternatively, you can see some cool as fuck castles, have a sensible drink at the pub and still make it to bed by 10pm.
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Yes, Aquarius, you can disappear for three months to embark on a spiritual journey on the other side of the world (as long as you come back). Take a dip in Blue Lagoon, attend a street party, teach yourself to surf, and when you get home just shrug and say, ‘Yeah, it was nice.’
This might not be at the top of your list, but it should. Once a huge industrial centre, ?ódz has established itself as a creative hub for artists just like you, Pisces. Explore the street art, museums and boutique stores during the day, and stumble over to Piotrkowska Street on a cool, summer evening for some patio dinner and pints. Ask the bartender for a “cytrynówka” if you dare.
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