March 3, 2015

Let's Cricket - Amazing Cricket destinations

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This blog post is a part of #BloggerDreamTeam and is written under the theme: TRAVEL – What are the great cricket holiday destinations?

CRICKET CRICKET CRICKET!

Everywhere you look these days; there is only one word on everyone’s lips, Cricket. Thanks to #ICCWorldCup2015, fans all over the planet are going crazy with excitement about who the next winner will be (I hope the ‘#WeWontGiveItBack’ motto works. Go, India Go!)

While everyone is going absolutely nuts about this sport, did you know there are a few destinations abroad which are divine and just right to visit anytime in the year? Especially, if you’re a downright cricket lover! Cricket + Picturesque, hmmm what could it be?
Stop guessing, here’s a sneak peak :) !

#Cricketesque

LONDON, England:
Yes. London definitely tops the list. Vacation at this divine destination and watch BigBen, cultural galleries, witness musicals amongst the beautiful heritage country art and beautiful sceneries. Very less people know that London is also famous for mouthwatering food. Any Harry Potter fans here? You can also visit the place where your favorite movie was shot! And, hey, who can forget the James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall’, huh? *wink*
I will not forget the shopaholic girls like ever. For the shopping lovers, London brings to you a variety of shopping streets. From King’s Road to Oxford Street to Tottenham Road. They have it all and in a cheap range as well. And for those who are brand conscious, Oxford Street will be just fine! And in case you want a bit of street chic in your wardrobe, Tottenham is just a block away.

Now moving to the cricket attraction! For our cricket fans, it has Marylebone Cricket Club (LORDS) and the Kia Oval stadium which hosts a lot of cricket matches throughout the year. There are a lot of hotels around so lodgings won’t be a problem. Visit London when a match is on and you can enjoy a good long vacation there.

MELBOURNE, Australia:
When you think about Melbourne you imagine a big city with lots of traffic, a port with yachts and ships and lots of scenic places to visit. Well, that’s Melbourne for you!
When you visit Melbourne, make sure you go to Federation Square. It is a big place and a one stop destination for all. Food, games, shopping, fun, entertainment et al. You name it and this place will give you an array of places to stop by. And if you want to get away from crowd and the noise then hire a car and go on a long drive over Mornington peninsula and enjoy the different wines in world famous wineries. And once you’re done enjoying the view, drop by the Melbourne Cricket Ground and enjoy a good match of cricket. If you’ve planned your trip during the world cup matches, you will never regret this decision!

There is no end to the options you can enjoy so sit back and treat yourself with the air of Melbourne.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa:
Cape Town is another coastal place to visit when you want to freshen up and experience a brand new feeling of freedom. From boulder’s beach to table mountain to two ocean aquarium, you can choose any location and be ready to be blown out of your mind. Fancy some underwater life? Visit the two oceans aquarium located at the meeting point of Atlantic and Indian Ocean and check out the colourful life of the oceans. And if you are a daredevil then you can try out the cliff at Cape of Good Hope. It will sure have your blood turn into a stream of adrenaline. Swim with the seals at Seal Islands or learn about the ways of the South Africans at the National gallery. It’s a whole new world out there so don’t be scared of exploring!

The ones who are visiting the place for cricket can feast their eyes over a good match at Newlands stadium and don’t forget to cheer for India!

Awesome isn’t it?
Well the list does make me add the above locations to my travel #BucketList!

Not interested in cricket but have partners/spouse/friends going aboard for the match? Hop on and enjoy the local sightseeing. After all, visiting a new place is always a wonderful experience.

Onomatopoeically,
Meow

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