Three cities to go walking in a winter wonderland part one
It may be almost winter outside, but that doesn't mean you can't get on a plane and enjoy a quick city break in another country.
Of course, everyone thinks their hometown is the most Christmassy place to be during the season, but here are a few places that will give your beloved locality.
Milunić's and Gehry's Dancing House
As the fifth most visited city in Europe, Prague stands heads and shoulders above many of its capital counterparts. If you love to wander, then this is the perfect place for you, due to its charming architecture. From Art Nouveau to Gothic, the city is like a patchwork quilt of different building styles, with the cherry on the top being the stunning St Vitus Cathedral.
Red Light District
Standing in the middle of Dam Square, you will notice that there are streets all around you that lead to different parts of the centre. To the right, head down to Red Light
District look at the city's risque area - the go-to place for a lively night out. Alternatively, if you want to peruse the more glamourous side, then head right where you will find De Negen Straatjes - nine streets of boutiques, restaurants, up market shops and jewellery outlets, which are surrounded by its world famous canals.
The city also boats a range of illustrious museums and art galleries, including the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt and the Anne Frank Huis.
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
It may be the biggest cliché of all time, but there is something extremely romantic about Paris. If going with a partner, then you can really get into the cosy festival spirit by wrapping up warm and head to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, which looks endearing during Yuletide. If it gets cold, you can always get toasty again in a cafe with a coffee and croque-monsieur.
Shopping is also a must when in the French capital, so be sure to visit its many haute couture outlets, or trendy vintage shops like GoldyMama or Omaya Vintage.