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Travel Blog: December Resfeber

December Resfeber


Welcome to the December Edition of the Whitworth Travel Blog!

As the year draws to a close and the holiday season approaches, it's time to embrace the magic of December travel. This fourth edition of the Whitworth travel blog is dedicated to helping you plan unforgettable journeys to both hot and festive destinations, ensuring you make the most of this enchanting time of year. So, whether you're yearning for a sunny escape or the spellbinding magic of a winter wonderland we have you covered.


1. Cape Town, South Africa - where adventure meets culture

Welcome to the beautiful, sun-drenched city of Cape Town, where adventure and culture collide!

Imagine yourself ascending high above the city, atop the majestic Table Mountain. Whether you choose to hike to the summit or opt for a more relaxed cable car journey to the top, the views will leave you speechless! Now, one for the adrenaline junkies, jump in your car and take a cruise along the exhilarating Chapman's Peak Drive. It's akin to a thrilling car rollercoaster, with astonishing cliffs on one side and the boundless expanse of the azure ocean on the other.

Hold up, there's more! Take a trip through time by visiting Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was once held, prisoner. Imagine the stories those old walls could tell. Embark on a guided tour and brace yourself to be deeply touched by the resilience and triumph of the human spirit.

Cape Town is a true haven for food enthusiasts! Indulge in a global array of Flavors in this diverse melting pot of culinary delights. Whether it's street food or fine dining, your taste buds are in for an unforgettable gastronomic adventure. Thirsty? Head over to the Winelands and let your senses revel in delight as you swirl, sip, and Savor some of South Africa's finest wines.

So, there you have it, folks! Cape Town – where adventure, history, food, and wine come together to create a vacation that's nothing short of legendary. Pack your bags, bring your appetite, and get ready for an epic South African adventure!


2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia -  Your Tropical Dream Getaway

Step into the tropical haven that is Bora Bora, where December is your ticket to summer in the Southern Hemisphere!

Close your eyes and visualise yourself lounging on white-sand beaches so pristine that they're practically whispering, "Instagram me!" As the sun showers you with its warm embrace, you'll feel like a celebrity with a front-row seat to crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life.

But hold on, we know you're not just here to work on your tan. The adventurer in you is ready to plunge headfirst into the action. Take a paddleboard and explore the calm lagoons or ready your snorkel and embark on an aquatic safari unlike anything else. The coral reefs of Bora Bora resemble a colourful and bustling underwater metropolis. Swim alongside parrotfish, meet playful clownfish and be inspired by the surreal beauty of majestic sea turtles and the manta rays eloquently gliding through the ocean. Has all that swimming got you hungry? Bora Bora boasts a mouthwatering fusion of Polynesian and French cuisines. Enjoy fresh mahi-mahi and Tahitian-style poisson cru, or savour French-inspired dishes at beachfront restaurants.

Bora Bora is a real-life fairy tale, where the South Pacific's vibrant colours, gentle breezes, and warm smiles captivate every moment. Whether you're unwinding on the beach, diving into underwater excitement, or drinking a fruity cocktail while the sunset paints the sky, Bora Bora promises a luxurious escape that's second to none.

So, pack your sunscreen and swimsuit. Your passport to paradise is stamped!


3. Vienna, Austria – A Festive Extravaganza

Vienna truly delivers holiday magic in December, making it an absolute must-visit for anyone wanting to overindulge in the festive season. Take a wander through the spellbinding Christmas markets, where you can treat your taste buds to mouthwatering roasted chestnuts and the comforting warm embrace of glühwein, all while discovering bespoke handmade gifts that are bound to leave anyone feeling spoilt. Don’t forget to visit the Vienna State Opera in all its festive glory, where they stage special Yuletide performances that will leave you utterly spellbound.

As daylight fades, marvel as the historic city centre undergoes a breathtaking transformation, becoming a mesmerising spectacle adorned with radiant lights and enchanting decorations.

If you’ve had enough of the spirit of Christmas, take a guided trip around Schönbrunn Palace, and be in awe of the magnificence of this imperial residence, with its luxury chambers, fascinating history and exquisitely landscaped gardens. Or go for a cruise on the Danube River, which offers breathtaking scenic views of the city.

 Vienna is where the holiday season goes big and bold!


4. Quebec City, Canada - Where Maple Syrup Flows Like a River and Winter Frolics Reign Supreme!

Quebec City is truly a winter wonderland, which invites you to embrace its chill in style. As you explore this snow-kissed paradise, you'll discover a realm where igloos and ice castles grace the landscape, and poutine and tourtière proudly steal the spotlight on every dining table.

Quebec City is your personal snowy playground. Start by visiting the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, be teleported back in time as you wander its cobblestone streets, take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, and be in awe of the twinkling lights that illuminate the streets.

Indulge in the exquisite delicacies of French-Canadian cuisine, where every bite is a delightful journey through a rich culinary heritage. Try the world-famous tourtière, a Savory meat pie exploding with Flavors, and poutine, a delectable combination of crispy fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. Strap on your skates and glide gracefully across the ice at Place D'Youville, and lose yourself in the magical sights and sounds of the Quebec Winter Carnival, Where ice sculptures spring to life in a spectacular procession of frozen magnificence.


As the curtains fall on yet another captivating chapter of the Whitworth Travel Blog, we'd like to remind you of a key component in your globetrotting escapades, your health. Our trusted Whitworth Travel Clinic is your partner in safeguarding your well-being while you explore the world. From vaccinations to expert advice, we've got your health concerns covered, ensuring you embark on your adventures with peace of mind. After all, a healthy traveller is a happy traveller!


Remember, as you continue your journey of exploration, you're not just seeing new places – you're enriching your mind and soul. Every destination you visit, every culture you encounter, and every experience you embrace adds a unique brushstroke to the canvas of your life. So, keep that sense of adventure alive, for it's the flame that fuels your wanderlust.

Until we meet again in the next chapter of our travel blog, may your travels be safe, your experiences unforgettable, and your spirit forever ignited with the magic of exploration! 🌍

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