Meeting someone on a holiday abroad and falling hopelessly in love is what modern-day fairy tales are made of. This Valentine’s Day, Ankita Mamgain uncovers three beautiful destinations that could very well springboard you out of Singleville.
The cobbled stone streets, charming old-world architecture, cathedrals and castles bathed in soft hues as if each building had a lighting director of its own – Prague belongs to the poets, writers, wanderers and romantics. This city is magical, ethereal and somewhat lost in time. With stunning views, a central river, fantastic wine, incredible art, and grand countryside retreats, you’ll see why Prague offers the same dose of l’amour as Paris, but often at a much better price. Add to this one of the best nightlife scenes in the whole of Europe and there’s every reason to believe that love is just around the corner. When you do find yourself with a special someone, take a walk down Charles Bridge at night and you’ll really feel like you’re in a different era. Catch a puppet show together, which are popular and not always for kids, surrender to the city’s picture-perfect vistas and let love take over.
This city down under beckons a wide range of travellers; including adventureholics, culture connoisseurs and those looking for love. Sydney’s urban topography offers some of the best beaches in the world, an international heritage site, great restaurants and throbbing night life. It boasts a tourist population that converges from across the world and with its enviable wineries, breathtaking landscapes and a bustling party scene, you will never run out of things to do. One of the best things about being in love in Sydney is that you are only an hour or two away from a plethora of romantic getaways. From Hunter Valley to the Blue Mountains, pack your bags for a weekend full of romance. The city provides the perfect backdrop for an outdoors date, be it lazing on the beach, walking through the streets or even kayaking. Clear blue skies and warm temperatures are good news for those who like to spread a rug in a nice spot for a picnic. This gets even better towards the end of the day, as you capture the spectacular play of colours in the evening sky.
Two to Tango
Now here’s a city where going out is pretty cheap, clubs and restaurants are open all hours, and that is home to one of the most sensual dances of all – the tango. The people of Buenos Aires have European roots mixed in with South American genes and, when you add to this equation their reputation for being good at romancing, you’ve got yourself a killer destination to fall in love in. The city bounces with energy and vigour by day and turns mysterious and sultry at night. A slight sense of danger and unpredictability ensures your heart is beating a bit faster than normal as you uncover the city’s vibrant, heady and intoxicating character. Everywhere you look you’ll see love, as it’s common for couples of all ages to get cosy on benches throughout the city. From its innumerable night clubs to sexy restaurants, quaint galleries and even the race courses such as The Palermo and San Isidro, the capital city of Argentina is where love can be found in its most passionate and irresistible form.