The sun and the good weather are already beginning to threaten us and with them our desire to travel to places where we can enjoy hours of sunshine and outdoor activities, and perhaps not go on big trips yet. What can we do? so you can start with these five escapades in Europe that you should do this spring.
Of course there are a lot of other corners that can be visited, even paying attention to lists of the 20 best destinations, but today we are left with corners of Holland, Scotland, Germany, England and Greece… to which you can dedicate yourself short time, or even lengthen it as desired.
Amsterdam and the tulip fields in Holland
spring is all one explosion of flowers and budsand if we want to remain amazed with fields and fields of perfect and colorful tulips You have to visit Holland. Perfect for drive through it even from town to town.
You can “base” in Amsterdam and experience the hustle and bustle of a city that start to wake up to the good weather and enjoy outdoor activities with walks, picnics and concerts and with not too many tourists… until you reach the April 27that they celebrate Koningsdad (King’s Day) and it is an explosion of people dressed in orange, drinking and celebrating, as well as taking the opportunity to set up free markets because on that day it is not necessary to have a license for street vending.
Edinburgh and Scotland are a good destination
Visiting Scotland in spring will not give us never good weather guarantee because in the same day you can go from heat to sleet in a few hours, but it does give us enough hours of light and a time not too crowded of tourists.
A few days in Edinburgh allow us to soak up the history of the city, walk through the Royal Mile, visit castles and palaces and take a city bus to visit Rosslyn Chapel, famous for ‘The Da Vinci Code’. From there it’s easy to get a day trip to the Highlands to see sheep, mountains, hear stories and hopefully see Nessy at Loch Ness. It’s also worth a quick trip to Glasgow, not far away by train.
Berlin in spring comes alive
As in Amsterdam, spring brings life back to the streets of Berlin with the possibility of starting to enjoy the beer garden of the city without your ideas freezing while you squeeze your beer. Or even visit the Mauerpark Market if you are there on a Sunday.
Once you have visited all the important places in the city, understood the horrors that have happened, you can rest with a picnic in the Tiergarten (or visiting your Zoo), or do a cruise on the river Spree, but without a doubt what spring brings back is the open-air cinema in Kreuzberg.
London, the birthday of Elizabeth II and the longest Trooping the Color in memory
After the pandemic, this June Trooping The Color will be recovered in a special way. is the official celebration of the birthday of his Graceful Majestychanged for the second weekend of June because of the English weather. This year is more special than ever because Elizabeth II turned 95 and they have been preparing it these two long years of crossing the desert.
It is a military parade with bands and review the battalions in a very colorful way ending with a parade The Mall, on the way to Buckingham Palace, which can be accessed as a public (a few years ago I was lucky enough to witness it). Also this time London is already more decorated than ever.
Of course, to honor Isabel you can also go for a drink afternoon tea and walk around Greenwich.
A route through Crete, in mild weather
We end with the recommendation of a route through the largest island in Greece: Crete. It is a place where in spring you can enjoy monuments and beaches without the terrible crowds that there are in summer… and with much milder weather. A perfect moment to soak up history and mythology in Knossos and Phaistos, in the heraklion fortress or in the Cathedral of Agios Minasamong other places.
Of course, a little advice: it is a perfect island to travel by car but you will have to arm yourself with patience with the roads that go up and down (observing well the small sanctuaries that mark in the gutters where people have died in accidents) and above all, remember that the hard shoulder seems to be an authorized lane for drivingbecause they will make you dim lights so that you get out of the way and drive around.
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