Wandering Cities {& a Giveaway!}

There is nothing better than wandering around a city; a city that is brand new to you, or a city that you have known for years.  I love wandering with no idea of what I might find, or what is hidden around the next corner.

I have the most terrible sense of direction so even If I do have a plan of where I want to go, I wander anyway.  So so many of my favourite cities have made their way into my heart because they are the best cities for not knowing what you will  find next.  I simply love just to stumble upon a picturesque looking house, a cute lunch spot, a piece of art or a stunning view.  I think these things are even more wonderful when you don’t expect to find them.  So, what might you find when you wander?

The streets themselves may be beautiful (Valparaíso, Provence + Berlin )DSCF3291DSC_0025DSC01223

The houses surrounding them, also (Cartagena de Indias, Buenos Aires + Varanasi)DSC04749DSCF2120DSC_0112

Not to mention those famous features that you might stumble upon (Berlin, Rome + Rio de Janeiro)DSC00956DSC_0130DSCF1028

Then of course, you are likely to find somewhere to stop, rest and re-fuel (Rome + Berlin)DSC_0163DSC01156

And who said cities are always blocks of concrete? (London, Viña del Mar, Buenos Aires + Prague)DSC03917DSC04647DSCF2786DSC_0082

Street art can also be kept secret (London, Valparaíso + Marseille)DSC03230DSC04463DSC00576

And of course, you may just find a souvenir to take home with you (Jaipur, Kathmandu + Edinburgh)DSC_0048.JPGDSC_0219DSCF0117

Do you like to wander in cities?  What do you love to stumble upon?

And now, It’s time for a Giveaway! – Competition now closed

GPSmyCity have given me 20 promo codes (yes, 20!) for their self-guided city walk app.

GPSmyCity makes iOS and Android apps that feature self-guided city walks in over 470 cities around the world (cities available: iOS and Android.)  Each one of the apps contains self-guided walking tours for a single city, allowing visitors to explore on foot the best of the city at their own pace.  Each of these is worth US$4.99.  You could use the app to discover more about the city you live in, or a city you are planning to visit soon!  Find out more about the app here.Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 21.31.50 Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 21.32.15

To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post before Tuesday 23rd February. The first 20 people to comment will win a copy of the app for the city of their choice. I will email all winners by Wednesday 24th February asking for their choice of city and preferred platform (iOS or Android). Competition now closed

Happy Wandering!

Marcella xx

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43 thoughts on “Wandering Cities {& a Giveaway!}

  1. I share your sentiment about exploring new cities and new places! It’s quite addictive, always a play on the senses. I’ve always been fascinated in the South Americas and dream of getting there one day as so many do! I’m looking forward to learning more about Chile through your blog 🙂

  2. Great pictures Marcella! I really think that you have captured one of my favourites way to discover a city, just walking around without having a prearranged plan. Well done!

  3. Ooooh, fun giveaway! I’m a big fan of wandering – I agree you can discover the best things when you just follow your feet 🙂 My favourite recent London discovery was the huge Westminster Cathedral (different to the Abbey) – I never knew it existed until I stumbled across it one day, and it’s beautiful!

  4. Beautiful photos Marcella. The colors on those houses are fantastic! You always come with such creative ways to theme your photography and I enjoyed seeing the different sights across cities.

  5. Marcella, there are so many lovely photos in here. I am one of those who love to wander around cities. I trace a rough schedule around certain neighborhoods but end up deviating like a thousand times because I see a lot of interesting things. I have found great places or met nice people in that way.

  6. Gorgeous photos as always! I definitely love walking as well – best way to discover little hidden corners, to see how locals live, find authentic food, the whole shebang! Is that picture of you near the archway in leaves in Prague? I’m obsessed with that archway now haha

    • Thanks Camila! It is so pretty, isn’t it? As we went in Autumn, everywhere was covered in those bright red leaves, it really was magical!! 🙂 That archway was just by the castle on the top of the hill. Just after taking the photo, we saw a guy propose – it was a very pretty setting for a bit of romance! (I’ve sent you an email about the giveaway)

  7. I always love your round-up posts like these with a bunch of different pictures from all over the world! That picture of a cafe in Berlin with the big eye really caught my eye, haha! I totally agree that you find the best hidden gems when wandering. 🙂

    • Thanks Anna! They really are my favourite to put together. That cafe was so cool, we wandered down some random stairs and round a corner, and there it was! A true hidden gem with such fun and quirky street art surroundings 🙂 I’ve emailed you about the app.

  8. Yes, that’s my most favourite part is just wandering a city – not only do you get to see more of it but I think you can find places you were’nt expecting. Great photos as always. Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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