The Most Beautiful Places I’ve Seen

There’s a Sara Sheridan quote that I love. It goes like this:

“There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art”

And in the same way, it’s equally fascinating to see a really well-known and familiar sight in reality. Some of the most beautiful places I’ve seen are close to home – an amazing sunset or stunningly clear day – but over the last year, there have been an unbelievable number of moments that took my breath away. Popular tourist spots these may be but oh my, are they beautiful.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Because nothing can beat that feeling where you catch a glimpse of it for the first time.
eiffel tower parisDespite the arguments that it’s ugly, a stain on the landscape and more, I can’t help but absolutely adore it.

Sunset at Santa Monica

santa monica beach sunsetI’d heard that sunsets in California were something special but spending this one at Santa Monica beach is a memory I’ll never forget. We couldn’t bear to turn our backs away from the amazing colours painted across the skies behind us.

Lake Lungern, Interlaken, Switzerland

The Swiss countryside is so beautiful that it genuinely brought a few tears to my eyes during my short time there and this view of Lake Lungern was truly unforgettable. How did I ever leave?
interlaken most beautiful places

Hvar, Croatia

Croatia has so many beautiful spots and each island truly has a different charm. When we climbed up towards the fortress in Hvar however, the view we were rewarded with was worth every sweaty step.
Hvar Croatia

Hogwarts, Universal Studios

And just because Harry Potter probably means more to me than most things in my life, Hogwarts. Seeing the castle loom up in front of me is up there in my most excited moments of all time.wizarding world of harry potter universal studio hollywoodHere’s to seeing many more of the world’s most beautiful places…

Laura x

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  • Reply
    May 14, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Dear Laura,

    your fabulouse blog it’s a link to catch some impressions and advises from a varity of places to have a trip. One of the cities where I haven’t been yet is Santa Monica. I guess you did enjoy its huge beatiful beaches overfludded from surfers and people with fit bodies. It might be a nice tourist card but in my case I would reallyt want to enjoy the atmosphere at the quiet beaches and places. In the other hand a packed club at night dancing would be other delight from this city for sure. I really aprecciate the information you posted and please keep updating us about new trips.

    Best regards,


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    May 17, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Sunset at Santa Monica and La Caleta (Cádiz, Spain)

    The sunsent at Santa Monica’s beach. There is a magic light which is reflected through the straight tree-lined skyline. I can see it as a piece of art owing to its astonishing colour which paints the sky as an oil painting. I see myself sitting in front of this magnificent view for a closer look till darkeness becomes deeper and deeper. This reminds me of the breathless sight of La Caleta while the sun is falling. As the sun falls over La Caleta. What it does is a wondrous sky which is painted with yellow, orange colours. Because, what the sun does is paint the sky with those colours and it seems as if you are able to take this piece of art from the sky and bring it home. But little by little, the paint in the sky becomes darker and darker disappearing in the deepest night.

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    May 18, 2020 at 12:18 am

    I enjoyed very much each picture that you posted. The places you have visited are amazing! I like to visit places that have not been altered by tourism, for this reason, the picture of Lake Lungern is my favorite. The breathtaking view of the mountains and magnificent lake invites us to spend hours just contemplating how beautiful is nature. Love to see also the picturesque town, it looks like a peaceful place to live. This picture remembered me of the green mountains in Boquete, Panama, an unspoilt place where people can experience nature in its full splendor by the amazing views of the rainforest while listening to the sound of its many rivers. And, at the end of the trip visiting the small town where you can visit a small and quiet coffee shop which serves a traditional coffee and banana cake. Please keep posting!

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    May 19, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I loved so much the descriptions you made. Those places are absolutely breathtaking! My fave one is probably Santa Monica beach. I’ve always feel attracted by stunning sunsets and tropical vibes like the ones in the pic you displayed. Since we’re talking about a beach, let me tell you about the most beautiful place I’ve ever been in, which is, in fact, a beach. It’s called Playa del Silencio (Spanish for “Silence Beach”) and it’s located in Asturias, Spain. The day I visited it, there was a thick layer of fog, so the beach looked completely magnificent seen from the top of the cliff where I was standing. The place is unspoilt as it hasn’t been discovered by tourists yet. I encourage you to visit it if you have the chance.

    Keep it up with your blog, girl!

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    May 19, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Thrilling travel blog¡ It`s crystal clear you had some eye-opening experiences¡ I`d hazard a guess that Hvar is a dazzling destination. Not only because it isn`t bustling with tourism, but also because it`s a picturesque island where awe-inspiring scenes can be admired. By de way, let me suggest you trying `Santorini’, in Greece, it`s one of the most wondrous place I`ve ever seen. It encompasses so many things, from enjoying colourful landscapes, with brilliant white houses and deep azure waters, to contemplating its famed sunset over the romantic endless beach, while dining on delicious local cuisine. That`s a pure delight that shouldn`t be missed.
    Please, can’t wait to read about your next post¡

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    E nogara
    May 20, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Laura. To me, The Eiffel Towel is one of the most important icons of Paris. I’ve been there three times and I always had to visit it .You know, there is something magic when you see the “Iron Lady”, as it is also known. Thank you for bringing me these good memories after visiting your blog. As far as I see, I would strongly recommend you a place that is always on my mind … It is Pulpit Rock in Norway. Located nearby Stavanger, the Pulpit Rock (also known as Preikestolen) is a lifetime experience. In fact, it is one of the most popular and picturesque places in Norway.
    The hike to Preikestolen is a total of eight-kilometer-long and the round trip takes four hours to be completed. Preikestolen can now be visited throughout the year. I believe that the summer season is the best one, because during the winter season you can find days with bad weather. ( however, it is always bustling ). Either way, the panoramic views from the top of Preikestolen would take your breath away …
    The closest place to stay is Stavanger, from where you can take a boat trip through the Lysefjord Fjord, which has the deepest azure waters that I´ve ever seen. Remember! This area has natural attractions, innovative museums, and high-profile cuisine. Although it is expensive, the Stavanger region is ready to give you unforgettable holidays.
    I hope to read new things on your blog soon!,

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    Chari Sanj
    May 20, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Lucky you!
    I would like to have the opportunity to visit as many beautiful places as you.
    I live in Spain and I recommed you a wonderful and peaceful place you should visit specially if you avoid summer: Bolonia Beach, which is in Tarifa. It’s a large white-sand beach next to an ancient Roman ruin village. The best thing is to “climb” the giant sand dune and contemplate the magnificent views. You can even see Africa from there.
    Hope you keep travelling and showing us those beautiful places you visit.

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    May 20, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    They all are stunning places to visit. I couldn´t tell you which one is the most attractive, undeniably I would like to have the opportunity to visit them all. I have been in Paris once and I could climb to the top of the Tower and nothing could have prepared me for my first sight from there. It was incredibly breathtaking.
    The sunsets in Chiclana , where I live, are really beautiful so I can imagine the ones in California.
    I haven´t been in Lake Lungern but if in the Covadonga Lakes and It was also truly unforgettable
    I would love to walk around Croatia and its pretty islands.
    And What to say about the Harry Potter castle….impressive and magnificent…

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      May 20, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      i wouldn´t tell you sorry

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    May 20, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    I love your blog about traveling as leasure. I am fascinated to see different scenarios for the simple idea of changing the atmosphere. One of my favourite choices to travel include places like those that show beaches and islands, mountains and other landscapes that deserve our live experience but if I was in your shoes I would choose to go to Santa Monica Beach. It reminds me of the beaches from Cancun.

    For my honeymoon, we headed to the Riviera Maya. It was magnificent.
    The beaches are completely deserted and unspoilt like Women’s Beach.

    The air is luminously clear and scoured by sea breezes; the feeling is like it’s rejuvenating the lungs. The pace of life slows. It’s a tranquil place where your only concern is strolling along the shore and sunbathing under the shade of the palm trees.
    Please, Keep delighting us with your blog!

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    May 21, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I would love to visit Hogwarts castle, which is not only stunningly beautiful but also a quaint picture from Harry Potter films. It seems time stand still. The castle appears manificient surrounded by the high trees as a part of the landscape, which seem to try to reach its height. The magic of the place springs my mind Sintra, a small town located on the Portuguese Riviera and famous for its picturesqueness and for its numerous historic palaces and castles, particularly the Pena Palace that is a Romanticist castle on the top of a hill. If you are lucky enough, visit it in a misty day and go on foot. Although it is true you will reach the peak a little bit tired, the magnificient view that suddenly appeared in front of your eyes is an idyllic one that you will never forget. You will take your breath away and it will even look like as if you were in another era. The great feeling of peace and tranquility makes the place is worth visiting.

    If you have a chance to go there, don’t hesitate!

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    May 21, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Congrats for your pictures!

    I love every stunning place you have posted, all of whom are magnificent. However, the one which has caught my entirely attention was Lake Lungern by its delightful landscape and the freedom vibes it makes me feel. I wish I visit it some day.

    I am keen on travelling so I have visited different scenarios as well, but the best scenic views I have ever seen and took my breath away are in Cinqueterre, Italy. They are a group of five picturesque tiny and old cities surrounded by some rough mountains overlooking the edge of the coast where ports are bustling with fishing boats. Also, a touristic boat sails crossing the calm waters of these five connected cities and let you enjoy the beautiful panorama.
    The warm breeze blows on the narrow seaside while the attractive colourful houses are extended up the cliff.

    If you have the opportunity to go there, don’t miss it!


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    M.Jesus R.
    May 21, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Laura, great and useful blog!
    I’m a nature travel lover and a glimpse of breathtaking lake Lungern in Switzerland, surrounded by incredible waterfalls flooding down the cliffs, seems to me a great idea for a prospective trip. Wandering around such an awe-inspiring mountain views through scenic roads makes me think about the Blade Lake in Slovenia, the most stunning place I’ve ever seen. Although it sounds a little bit crazy, we arrived there after riding 800 km by bicycle surrounding the most unspoilt landscape to achieve our goal, meeting the symbol of Slovenia’s beauty. An endless ups and downs mountainous roads meandering from one valley to another with magnificent views plenty of bluish-green rivers flowing everywhere. Without any shadow of doubt the image of paradise.
    M.Jesus R

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    MªJesus Gª
    May 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Laura, congratulation for your blog!

    You have visited a wide variety of wonderful places around the world and your pictures reflect the charm of each place. I am an enthusiast for travelling and after seeing your blog, if I had to choose a place it would be the sunset of Santa Monica. The peaceful atmosphere of the lovely sunset in Santa Monica catch my attention and also remains me the most attractive sunset I have seen in Cala d’Hort, Ibiza. There, you can see the huge variety of colour that the nature offers to us every day, not only in the sky, but also on the sea. The light blue of the sea becomes darker between the bright sun is lurking over the skyline, bringing an astonishing and large range of orange colours on the sky which disappear after a few minutes when the night turns into dark the magnificent place.

    Waiting for your next post!

    Mª Jesús Gª

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    May 22, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Laura.
    It’s amazing how rewarding your blog is,there is something fascinating about the way you see and describe the world. Not only some of the most beautiful and well-known places around the world but also an amazing sunset or stunningly clear day.I would really enjoy visiting The Eiffel Tower in Paris I’d like to catch a glimpse of it for the first time. If I could I would
    please keep going like this.

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    Manuel Tomás
    May 22, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    How about Laura?
    Your blog is great and I have loved reading your descriptions that have made me travel with my imagination for a few moments. When I read about Sunset at Santa Monica, I couldn’t help but remember a beach in southern Andalusia. In Cádiz there is a beach called Zahora, really tranquil. I remember the first time I spent the afternoon there and was able to enjoy that magnificent sunset surrounded by unspolit dunes. I understood immediately why dozens of people gather every day to applaud the colorful sky that says goodbye to the last solar twilight.

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    May 23, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Hi, Laura

    I,ve enjoyed a lot reading your blog about your trips. I was in Paris six years ago and I loved it. It was my first trip with my wife and we liked so much. Of course we were at Eiffel Tower and I agree with you, it,s spectacular, marvellous.The time we spent ther is one of the highlights of our visit to Paris. And last summer we were in Sofia, and we did an excursion the Seven Lakes, and, if you liked Lake Lungern, you should go there, you´ll love it!
    Congratulations for your blog and keep travelling, it´s the best investment that you can do.

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    Noelia Mª T.
    May 23, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Noelia Mª T.

    My dear Laura.

    I´m fascinated with your blog. I loved the wonderful idea you have had to show others those majestic and hidden places, all of them through your eyes.

    It´s an amazing way of seeing the world, specially for those people who cannot travel.
    The one that I liked the most was the Lake Lungern, in Switzerland. The views are breathtaking and I was astonished when I saw them.

    The peace and the tranquility that this splendid place transmits teleports me to my childhood, when I travelled to Pamplona to visit my family and we used to go hiking to the source of Urederra. There we enjoyed a precious walk and breathed fresh air.

    I encourage you to continue your great journey!

    Best wishes.

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    Und K
    May 23, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Hi there!

    The pict you posted from Lake Lungern took my breath away as well. I had the opportunity of enjoying the nature that invades you in Interlaken. It was during my interrail, some years ago, so I am not able to remember concrete images but the sensations that I experienced.
    Although I love enjoying run-down, shabby destinations, I would like to share with you the feeling that came over me when I had the privilege of enjoying the beach of ´Las Conchas´, on the island of La Graciosa. It is a small island north of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands. One of the advantages of this island is that access to it and mobility once on it are restricted. The best way to get to ´Las Conchas´ is by bike. Once you get there you face a tranquil, breathtaking, deserted and unspoilt view. Perhaps no other experience can be closer to experiencing Stendhal syndrome.


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    May 26, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    It is amazing how I have enjoyed looking at your blog, the places that you have visited are quite picturesque.
    I would like to have the opportunity to visit them specially Lake Lungem, because it seems a tranquil place and heavy forested where you can spend unforgetables days.
    Although, I also enjoyed travelling to Morocco which is a bustling city but you easily can lose track of time.
    One of things that will immediately impress you is the architecture of the building ,
    Several old traditional houses have been converted into quaint pensions which tourists find delight.
    I hope to share more experiences in this blog.

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