A global citizen, I love to travel, and Europe holds a unique attraction as the cultural epicentre of the world, that can delight and entertain in equal measure. If you want to find out where you simply have to stop off when you take a trip to the continent, why not take note of my top five European cities you need to visit?

Europe: The Cradle of Modern Civilisation

Over the past two thousand years, Europe has grown to become the cradle of modern civilisation, and that history has left a continent that is utterly breath taking in its ability to provide you with cultural attractions that will leave an indelible mark on your soul when you take the chance to visit.

However, Europe isn’t all utter perfection, there are some cities that clearly stand head and shoulders above the rest, and these are cities that have to be seen to be believed. Gems of Europe, they cannot be missed.

The Top Five European Destinations from Htet Tayza

These cities, Htet Tayza readers have it all; thriving nightlife, heavenly cuisine, eye catching architecture, and a character that will knock you sideways and leave you breathless:

1)      London: One if the biggest cities in the world, London has it all.  Visit the West End for stunning musical theatre. Try Buckingham Palace, Westminster and The Tower of London, to grasp the cities unique history and Soho if you want to tap into its unique artistic vibe.


2)      Paris: Often called the jewel of Europe, Paris is a sight to behold. The Eiffel Tower is a must, offering breath-taking views of the city scape below, and the shopping is unparalleled on the Champs Elyse. Make sure you also take a visit to the Latin Quarter to sample the cities boho-chic side.


3)      Rome: The infamous capital of the Roman Empire, Rome is arguably the most historic city in Europe, and to take a step into the domain of the seven hills is to live and breathe in the Empire, with Roman ruins wherever you turn. Visit the Colosseum and be amazed.


4)      Vienna: The City of Music is the height of elegance and class, a must-do for lovers of culture and opera. It’s also the former seat of the Habsburg Monarchy, with the classic imperial architecture of sights such as Hofburg Palace a sight to behold. Its food is also simply to die for!


Prague: A relatively new tourist hotspot, Prague nevertheless has it all. Sample the fantastic shopping to be found on Wenceslas Square, witness the majesty of the Habsburg era architecture, or embrace the folk culture of classic Czech society in the cities numerous quaint little backstreets.


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About Htet Tay Za

My name is Htet Tay Za and I’m a young banking professional from Myanmar. I was born in Yangon, Myanmar twenty-four years ago. I have a keen interest in business, cuisine, lifestyle and philanthropy.