Previously I have talked about 3 cities that I don’t think I want to revisit. Now this time I’m going to share to you 3 cities that I would love to revisit and the reasons why.
- San Francisco
Are you surprised that no UK cities made it on the list? Hahaha. Well, it’s because at this point in life – where I really really really miss the UK – I would never say no to a chance to go back to any cities in the UK! Yes, I miss it that much :’)
Okay, so let’s explain the cities on the list one by one.
I visited Taipei in 2014 on a solo backpacking trip. I did not have much information about Taipei before going, the decision to go there was simply made because I found a cheap airline ticket and I thought the food would be delicious!
Long story short, I went. Although it was a solo trip and spent most of my time alone, I have some Taiwanese friends who lived in the city and I got to spend some time with them as well. Meeting them was certainly one of the highlights of my trip.
Other highlights include the delicious food, interesting people I saw, and also the fact that you can easily hike in the middle of the city! how cool is that?
But, what I love most about Taipei is that the city has a perfect mix between modernisation and heritage. Even though I’m not normally a history aficionado, during my trip I visited historical spots such as Chiang Kai Sek Memorial Hall and the old town district – Tamsui, which I happened to really love. It was interesting because I got to learn new things during my visit 🙂
Remember my trip to Ho Chi Minh City? well, during the same trip I also had the chance to visit Bangkok. In contrary to what I feel about Ho Chi Minh City, I love Bangkok and would love to go there again!
I spent 2 nights in Bangkok with my Thai friends from university, it was indeed a fun girls trip :). During that 2 nights, the 4 of them took me around town and despite the short time, the managed to take me different parts of the city.
I visited the temples, ate delicious Thai food, rode a water taxi, went to a shopping mall, and last but not least….. had Thai massage – the best massage ever!!! 😀
Overall, I think Bangkok is indeed similar to Jakarta. The humidity, the atmosphere, and all that. But, I do believe Bangkok has a lot of interesting spots that I have yet to see, that’s why I really want to go back again if I had the chance. I need to explore more and see more parts of the city.
When I was in elementary school, my dad had to undergo a heart surgery in Monterey, a city near San Francisco. Me and my family spent around 3 weeks in the area – from his surgery preparation until his recovery, and we visited San Francisco quite often during that time.
I never came back until 3 years ago, during my trip to the US. I went there with R on a day trip, we took the midnight bus from Los Angeles – arrived in SF very early in the next morning, spent the day there and left for LA just before midnight.
It’s a very short trip, I knowwww! But we still managed to visit the basic tourist spots – Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf.. all by walking (well.. except for the ride back from Pier 39 to Union Square where we took the cable car hehe).
You see, that’s what I love about SF. The city (well at least the downtown) is very walkable! I know I haven’t explored much so I think I should visit SF again whenever I’m back in the US. I heard the city has a good coffee scene.. I’m curious! 🙂
So, those are the cities that I would love to revisit. Have you been to any of those cities, what do you think about them? Also, what cities are included in your list?