Precariously Perched

College is definitely a bubble no matter how one slices it. While the bubble can be small a lá a liberal arts school or ginormous like a state flagship college, it is still a place that one cannot necessarily leave except quick weekend jaunts and school breaks. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing since I passed on schools that full fledged city schools to get the cloistered type environment before I get swept up into city living, it does get a tad suffocating (especially right before breaks). One of my favorite things to do when I get into this rhetoric is to research exotic locales I hope to one day visit. Particularly, hotels since I think hotels are much like the wrapping paper on a present: without exciting wrapping paper, the gift inside loses a little of the excitement. Here is a great list I stumbled on compiled by Condé Nast Traveler titled The Most Precariously Perched Hotels and some of my favorites below: 

1. Hotel Caesar Augustus (Capri, Italy) 

How beautiful is this hotel nestled within the cliffs of Capri alongside 1,000 Phoenician steps?

2.  Parador de Ronda (Ronda, Spain)

What a break taking view! Stationed on the edge of a gorge by the Guardalevin River, this hotel is has a bird’s eye view of the Rajo Canyon below. 

3. 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat (Zermatt, Switzerland) 

Situated within the Swiss Alps, this hotel has, in my opinion, one of the most breathtaking views in the world. It certainly does not hurt that this is the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps!

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