If I visit a place for
time and I like it so much that I feel I need to come back again, I
to be one of my favourites. My favourite cities which I have been back
several times are London, Vancouver,
New Orleans and Adelaide.
There are so many
things I like
about London. One thing which
most is the different languages spoken by people. When you walk in the
of London, it feels like every
you pass by or you meet comes from a different part of the world. Over
different languages are used in this city. It seems as if London is the meeting place
people of the world. Sometimes when I am in London and walking down a
street, I have
the urge to stop and chat to everyone. I would like to ask him or her
part of the world they come from. I like to know what language they are
speaking. Even the English language itself comes from various regions
of UK and you have a chance
some beautiful blends of English accents.
so many old and historical buildings such as Houses of Parliament, Tower
of London and other world
sites. For anyone who loves history, London
is a gold mine. Walking around these buildings and thinking and
went on over the years in these places is a real delight.
Some people say London is too crowded and noisy. Yes it is but, when
had enough of that, there is always some quiet and peaceful corner
Take Central London as an example. You can be in a most crowded place,
Oxford Street and, within minutes, you can walk across the road to the
and beautiful gardens of Hyde Park and peacefully hand feed birds and
Feeding birds is another pleasure in Hyde Park.
Squirrels take food from people's hands.
love running marathons but the only marathon I ever run is London
and I have done 14 of them. The marathon route takes you through most
historical buildings and sites of which I have great memories. I
myself very lucky to be living close to London
so that I can get to my favourite spot whenever I feel like it.
starting from Toronto and
in Vancouver. We were
take it easy and relax a bit after a tiring journey through the
Rockies but realised that there was so much to see and do in Vancouver.
The city is blessed
with a huge
park, known as Stanley Park,
where there are so many different types of activities for people to
decided the best way to see the park was to walk the 6 miles path
around it. We
saw people cycling, jogging, power walking and skating around it. The
beautiful gardens, forest, beaches, the sea, various types of animals
seems to have everything you need. I remember sitting in one of the
in the main shopping street (Robson, Street) and I could see the
snow cover, the sea, and the park, all from the same spot where I was
coffee. I can’t think of any other city where people can go
swimming in the
sea, sun bathing on a beach and skiing within the same day. That is
can do in Vancouver.
Orleans was part of our journey through the deep
to Florida, Georgia,
and Louisiana on an
tour. The day before we got to New Orleans,
I picked up a book and started reading about this city. I enjoyed every
the write up until I read a line where it said “New
is the leading city for gun crime in USA”
I said, "Oh!! My god, where are we going?"
The first day we walked
out of our
hotel, I was a nervous wreck. Every time I saw someone move his hands
his pocket, I thought now the gun is going to come out. I stayed
day, until I had few beers and walked into Bourbon Street. All that
the lively atmosphere could mask your fears. In fact, by the time we
from New Orleans, we felt
and loved it so much that we planned to come back again. Since then we
driven from Florida to New
Orleans 3 times.
Cafe Du Monde
Jazz in New Orleans
There is entertainment
corner of The French Quarter. Jazz players, tap dancers, street
fortune tellers and acrobats perform throughout the day. You can sit at
Monde, with café au lait and freshly cooked beignets, and enjoy
the jazz coming
from every direction of New Orleans.
I like so many things about Adelaide. The centre of town is
mile square and surrounded by green public parks. The population is
just about 1 million and the rush hour traffic jam lasts only 20
minutes. The Torrens
cuts across the city with its paths on each side of it. The paths are
used by the locals. You see them walking, jogging and cycling
In the distance you have views of the surrounding hills of Mt.
A short ride away on the tram or a car, you can get to one of the
beaches such as Glenelg or others on the south coast.
Buskers in Rundle Mall, Adelaide.
Street cafe in Adelaide