February 25 2017

Romantic Destinations

Everyone knows Valentine's Day has a commercial side, but if you too are a head-over-heels-hopeless romantic, Valentine's Day is the cutest, most heart warming time of year. There is an abundance of romantic gestures; beautiful flowers and gifts are being exchanged and people are being asked out on dates or even for their hand in marriage. Here at The Candle Library we love LOVE, so we had a search around for what we considered the world's most romantic destinations!

Let's have a peek at some of the most romantic destinations around the world... 

 PARIS, FRANCE 

via BlogLovin'

At the top of the list is Paris, France.  If you picked up this romantic sponge and squeezed it would pour out love, art, fine dining, architecture, PDA (Public Displays of Affection).  You may be familiar with the famous Love Lock Bridge.  There are many like it around the world but the Pont Des Arts Bridge in Paris has had people travelling from far away to lock their love to the bridge and throw the key into the Seine river.  Unfortunately, in 2014, the Pont Des Arts Bridge collapsed due to the popularity of the tradition. 

Santorini, Greece

via Ohh Couture

With picturesque coastlines crawling with the classic blue and white buildings there is no surprise this known as one of the most romantic places on earth.  Many of the restaurants have cliff hanging views.  If you go for sunset drinks and some nibbles you will see the sun-set over the ocean and as cliche as it sounds, it truly takes your breath away.

 

 Cinque Terre, Italy

 

via Dan Flying Solo

Amongst the rocky yet crystal clear shore of the Italian Riveria, lays the Cinque Terra in all its overflowing beauty. Take the time to explore the colourful village, enjoy some vino by the seaside or hike around the incredible nature trails.  Most of the walking/hiking trails are easy, but if you are interested in taking it up a notch then there is the Percorso Azzurro which is said to takes about 5 hours. 

Taj Mahal, India 

 via Everything Everywhere

Some of us are struggling to get a text back from a girl or a guy...meanwhile we have the story of Shah Jahan, who was not only the Mughal emperor of India but also the emperor of romantic gestures.  The Taj Mahal is built on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India and took over 20 years to complete.  The best part? The entire project's purpose is to house the remains of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.  

 

Bora Bora, Tahiti

 via Paul Reiffer 

Pretty much everyone has found themselves 'Googling' the mesmerising hues of Bora Bora.  A honeymooners destination with a perfect mix of salty swims, champagne toasting sunsets, diving, hiking and snorkelling. 

 

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