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The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit

The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndrea - London, Tokyo, Rome, where to travel, best travel tips, best cities in the world, travel blogger, lifestyle blog

Whilst there’s more to a country than its capital, that’s usually the heart of a nation’s culture and history. Or, at the very least, the capital is often an apt summation of the best parts of a country’s heritage. And if you’re limited in terms of money and time when it comes to travelling, seeing a country’s capital or its most famous city might be the best way to get a feel for that particular destination.  But which capitals are the best places to visit in the world?

London

Let’s start by talking about one of the most interesting and visually impressive capitals in the world: London. It also happens to be my most favourite city. The capital of England is a fascinating city because it cherishes its cultural history whilst also progressing forward in terms of modern architecture, technology, and business development.

The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndrea - London, Tokyo, Rome, where to travel, best travel tips, best cities in the world, travel blogger, lifestyle blog
The Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

There are two sides to the city. There are sleek new skyscrapers like the Shard and the Gherkin, but there are also world-famous landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. It’s well worth exploring all of the iconic monuments in London first. The Tower Bridge makes for a perfect picture opportunity, and Buckingham Palace is a beautiful building. It’s also worth timing your visit so that you can stand at the gates and see the Queen’s Guard in action. 

The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndrea - London, Tokyo, Rome, where to travel, best travel tips, best cities in the world, travel blogger, lifestyle blog
The glass building known as the Shard cuts to the top of the London skyline.

Once you’ve had enough of iconic monuments, you should head to Notting Hill to explore the fantastic Portobello Road Market. There are plenty of wonderful antique shops and colourful buildings to be found here. Or you can go to the East side of London, also full of interesting markets, with vintage shops and independent designers. You can also explore all the beautiful parks there to relax your mind or to have a picnic with friends. 

The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndrea - London, Tokyo, Rome, where to travel, best travel tips, best cities in the world, travel blogger, lifestyle blog
The iconic red telephone and bus

Rome

The capital of Italy is one of the most culturally fascinating cities in the world. Rome is a growing city with a lot of luxurious modern shops and business districts, but its historical side is still its most fascinating aspect. The Colosseum of Rose, as pictured below, is glorious.

The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndrea - London, Tokyo, Rome, where to travel, best travel tips, best cities in the world, travel blogger, lifestyle blog
The ancient Colosseum of Rome still looks magnificent even in its old age.

I imagine that admiring it in person is much more exciting than staring at photographs of it. Of course, Rome can be a difficult city to navigate (even though the Romans were proud of their roads) so you might want to check out WhereToRome for transport options around the city. It’s a good idea to plan out your route.

The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndrea - London, Tokyo, Rome, where to travel, best travel tips, best cities in the world, travel blogger, lifestyle blog
Beautiful view of a bridge in Rome

Tokyo

We’ve mentioned two European capitals, but there are plenty of beautiful cities in other continents. The capital of Japan is a particularly exciting and vibrant place to visit. Tokyo has many different faces. The soaring skyscrapers of the city centre are mesmerising, and there are plenty of wonderful markets that you have to explore. 

The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndrea - London, Tokyo, Rome, where to travel, best travel tips, best cities in the world, travel blogger, lifestyle blog
The streets of Tokyo might be cluttered and chaotic, but the bright colours and lights are visually exciting.

I've read that the Tsukiji Outer Market is a great place if you want to find some beautiful fresh produce; they say that the seafood is absolutely delicious. The natural beauty surrounding Tokyo is well worth admiring too. You should definitely visit Mount Fuji if you have the chance. I'm sure that this iconic natural monument must be breathtaking to see in person.

The Most Exhilarating Capitals To Visit / Blog Simplicity in Vogue / @ByAndrea - London, Tokyo, Rome, where to travel, best travel tips, best cities in the world, travel blogger, lifestyle blog
Mount Fuji

That is all for today! There are still many other capitals I would like to talk, but let's leave it for another post. Which capitals have you visited around the world or would you like to visit someday? I would love to hear from you in the comments! 

See you soon! :)

xx,
Andrea

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