My first intercity flight was in 1974. Then I was…four year old and remember nothing, but every important journey starts with the first step. I consider that flight the very first step to the future intensive travel programme. My parents must have been extremely courageous people to jump on a plane in those insecure airline years.
My travel adventure began 43 years ago (sounds like I am really archaic 🙂 by the Russian aircrafts Illuishin and Tupolev. Since then, I can’t live without the hectic atmosphere of the airports. In 2014 I had the feeling of permanently living at Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar. Same compulsive feeling popped up a year later, regarding my Ataturk International Airport experience (Istanbul, Turkey). Not sure yet which airport to be awarded as my “home” in 2016, but Heathrow, London, looks quite close to a nomination. 🙂
Now, with all contemporary logistic tools, it’s easy to jump on a plane and to reach any spot in the world. It already happened to me, having dinner in New York and the next day breakfast in Amsterdam. Or getting frozen in London today, but being on a sunny sandy beach in Valencia tomorrow.
The weekends are meant to bring relaxation and joy. So it’s getting more and more popular to just catch a plane and end up in your favourite or just unknown city, completing the annual bucket list. The tour operators call this new trend of weekend getaways – City breaks. Very easy to be arranged and accomplished in Europe, where every interesting city is max 3 hour flight away. The low cost airlines already became super flexible, co-working with travel agencies, offering extremely cheap deals for about 20 to 80 Euro round trip per person.
By clicking on the city links below, you can easily open the article, related to them.
I am an admirer and supporter of City breaks, finding the idea very appealing. It’s an amazing and clever way to relax, explore and enlarge your knowledge, to also get in touch with different cultures, culinary or traditions. Strongly recommend to be followed and experimented !!! Who knows, you may become addicted to it. My city collection is still quite moderate (check it below), but I’ll be working on it 🙂 See you on the next flight to: