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Where to swap based on your zodiac sign: it’s Libra season!
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Where to swap based on your zodiac sign: it’s Libra season!

Lydia Altman
By Lydia Altman - 10 minute read

Hap­py Libra sea­son! If you’re here, you’re most like­ly cel­e­brat­ing your birth­day in Sep­tem­ber or Octo­ber, and you’re look­ing for some home swap inspi­ra­tion based on your bal­anced and charm­ing per­son­al­i­ty traits. Well you’re in luck, as we’ve put togeth­er a lit­tle guide to the top four places that Libras will love… which should be help­ful for these inde­ci­sive yet fun-lov­ing souls! 

Barcelona, Spain

Librans are social but­ter­flies with an appetite to learn – so Barcelona in Spain has every­thing they’re look­ing for; amaz­ing archi­tec­ture, a pletho­ra of his­to­ry, muse­ums and obvi­ous­ly a great nightlife! Don’t wor­ry about nar­row­ing down what to do when you’re there, as with a lit­tle for­ward-plan­ning, you’ll be able to fit in every­thing, in a very short space of time. 

We know Libras love noth­ing more than a struc­tured hol­i­day with a clear itin­er­ary. So to begin, it wouldn’t be a swap to Barcelona with­out see­ing archi­tec­tur­al genius, Gaudi’s work. The good news is that you won’t have to look very hard, as you can spot Gaudi’s work all over Barcelona. The most famous exam­ple of his artistry is pos­si­bly the Sagra­da Famil­ia, an immense Roman Catholic Basil­i­ca which is still under con­struc­tion. Next on the archi­tec­tur­al tour should be Parc Güell – which will def­i­nite­ly please detail-ori­en­tat­ed Librans. We rec­om­mend tak­ing a hop-on-hop-off bus tour to get a real taste of just how influ­en­tial Gau­di was. Once you’d had your fill of Gau­di, look to his rival Picas­so for yet more artis­tic delights. Head to Museu Picas­so for your chance to see some of his most exten­sive collections! 

Now you’ve con­quered the artis­tic side of Barcelona, you might be won­der­ing what you can do to relax, unwind and enjoy the bal­anced hol­i­day of your dreams. Well, we would rec­om­mend head­ing straight for a wan­der down Las Ram­blas for some mar­ket stall brows­ing. This famous street will take you all the way to the stun­ning beach which has tons of space for sun­bathing – don’t for­get to pack a light­weight tow­el so that you can have a quick dip in the ocean. 

Now you wouldn’t be a Libra if food wasn’t one of your main pri­or­i­ties, so make a book­ing at Casa de Tapes Caño­ta to expe­ri­ence some true Cata­lan tapas and a glass or two of Span­ish wine. 

Final­ly, if you’re a Libra who appre­ci­ates a good nightlife, then we’ve got you cov­ered. There are a pletho­ra of great bars and even night­clubs to go to in Barcelona (that’s if you’re not already exhaust­ed). Con­sid­er pop­ping into Dr Stravin­sky where the in-house alchemists will make the cock­tail of your dreams, or delve into the mag­i­cal world of El Par­adiso where you enter the bar through a wood­en fridge door (yes, a fridge door!) Once you’re par­tied-out, head back to your home swap for a great night’s sleep. Enrique’s home in cen­tral Barcelona is the per­fect base. With­in walk­ing dis­tance of all the main attrac­tions, make the most of the huge open space – it’s the per­fect spot for a lazy morn­ing coffee.

Libra season Love Home Swap Barcelona 2

Barcelona’s mag­nif­i­cent archi­tec­ture cou­pled with a fab­u­lous nightlife will be sure to please a bal­anced Libra.

Seattle, USA

Com­bin­ing an intense­ly excit­ing urban envi­ron­ment with beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al sur­round­ings, Seat­tle is a great trav­el option for adven­ture-lov­ing Librans. In fact, with all the fun aspects of big city life whilst also being on the doorstep of huge moun­tains where dare­dev­ils can ski and hike, we’d go as far as say­ing that it’s one of the best des­ti­na­tions for fun-filled Librans.

It wouldn’t be a trip to Seat­tle with­out a vis­it to the world-renowned Space Nee­dle which makes up such an impor­tant part of Seattle’s icon­ic sky­line. Com­bine this with a trip to the famous Pio­neer Square, and spend some time enjoy­ing the oth­er fan­tas­tic tourist sights near­by such as Pio­neer Park. 

Libras can be real food­ies, so to quench your need for new flavours and culi­nary expe­ri­ences, head to Pike Place Mar­ket. Here you can indulge in some real­ly tasty treats from retail­ers such as The Pink Door, which serves up amaz­ing Ital­ian food, or Pike Place Chow­der which offers some of the best clam chow­der in the city. 

Now, there is a huge range of dif­fer­ent and excit­ing things to do with­in cen­tral Seat­tle, but if you’re a true Libra, we know you’ll be look­ing for that per­fect bal­ance of city life and relax­ation. This is pre­cise­ly why Seat­tle is such a great option, as just forty min­utes beyond the city is Rat­tlesnake Ledge, which is known as being one of the best hikes near Seat­tle. A beau­ti­ful and gen­tle slop­ing trail through an old for­est begins and ends at Rat­tlesnake Lake, where we rec­om­mend stop­ping for lunch or sun­set! Ready for an even big­ger nature-kick? Then look to the coast – in par­tic­u­lar Puget Sound, which has huge pop­u­la­tions of grey and hump­back whales as well as dol­phins. For the best oppor­tu­ni­ty to spot these amaz­ing crea­tures, head to San Juan Islands which you can eas­i­ly reach by boat tour – or the most adven­tur­ous Librans could even get there by sea­plane!

After your excur­sions, you’re going to need a gor­geous home swap to retreat back to so that you can recharge your bat­ter­ies! This stun­ning, water­front Seat­tle home offers panoram­ic views of Elliot Bay. With three bed­rooms, stun­ning inte­ri­ors and a cen­tral Seat­tle loca­tion, this impres­sive prop­er­ty oozes com­fort and lux­u­ry, which a Libra will appreciate. 

Libra season Love Home Swap Seattle

The great con­trast between city life and nature will pro­vide Librans with the trip of a lifetime.

Mykonos, Greece

Libras are known for being very social crea­tures who love to embed them­selves in fun envi­ron­ments and make new friends. If this sounds like you, then what bet­ter place to let your hair down, than on the exquis­ite island of Mykonos?! With loads of inter­est­ing day activ­i­ties, as well as mag­nif­i­cent social­is­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties at night, this love­ly island is a great des­ti­na­tion for fun-lov­ing Librans. 

Mykonos may have a rep­u­ta­tion for being par­ty-cen­tral, but there are plen­ty of things to do on this beau­ti­ful island. Mykonos Old Town is famous for its wind­ing streets, white stone build­ings and blue doors. You can book a guid­ed tour if you fan­cy learn­ing more about the town, or if you real­ly want to soak up the his­to­ry of the island, head to Delos where you can explore the most mag­nif­i­cent archae­o­log­i­cal sites. 

If you fan­cy a relax­ing beach day, the qui­et sands at Mega­li Ammos offer the per­fect set­ting in which to soak up the sun and take a dip in the gor­geous turquoise waters.

Of course, if you are a par­ty-lov­ing Libra, then there are also tons of amaz­ing beach clubs to vis­it in Mykonos where you can enjoy the social buzz with­out stray­ing too far from your sun­lounger. Some of our favourites are the famous Scor­pios and Jack­ie O’s, where you can be wait­ed on hand and foot for a tru­ly lux­u­ri­ous expe­ri­ence! At night the island comes alive, so if you fan­cy a lit­tle dance then try Skan­di Bar or Scarpa. But, if you’re more a drinks-and-ear­ly-to-bed type of Libra, then we’d rec­om­mend 180° Sun­set Bar which is the ide­al loca­tion from which to watch dusk fall with a chilled cock­tail in your hand. 

To make the most of this glam­orous island, look no fur­ther than Francesco’s home which is the per­fect retreat. With panoram­ic sea views and the feel of a five-star hotel, but the pri­va­cy of your being in your own space, this indul­gent home sleeps up to ten guests, mak­ing it ide­al for those who want to go on hol­i­day with their friends and fam­i­ly – quite sim­ply, what could be bet­ter for the most social but­ter­flies of the zodiac?! 

Libra season Love Home Swap Mykonos

Mykonos has every­thing to please a social Libra.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Libras may be inde­ci­sive at times, but they are great at keep­ing a cool head, mak­ing them the per­fect trav­el­ling bud­dies. That’s why we’d rec­om­mend Phnom Penh in Cam­bo­dia! This exot­ic cap­i­tal city has a wealth of dif­fer­ent things to do, and is a great start­ing point for any Librans look­ing for a long-term trav­el adventure. 

One of the city’s most excit­ing attrac­tions is the Roy­al Palace, home to the King of Cam­bo­dia, where you can wan­der the exquis­ite grounds and admire the archi­tec­ture. Near­by, there is the famous Inde­pen­dence Mon­u­ment, while Phsar Thmei, an art-deco mar­ket that sells antique jew­ellery is a tourist attrac­tion in its own right. If you want to make the most of the Cam­bo­di­an cul­ture, you’ll be pleased to know that the city is also home to a num­ber of amaz­ing tem­ples. We’d rec­om­mend going to see Wat Ounalom, a work­ing tem­ple that’s free to enter – you may even spot a Bud­dhist monk going about their day-to-day routines. 

Whilst you’re here, it’s imper­a­tive that you enjoy some true Cam­bo­di­an cui­sine. For a quick and cheap bite to eat, make a stop at one of the street noo­dle bars that serve up katiev (noo­dles in a clear broth). Alter­na­tive­ly, we’d sug­gest din­ing at 54 Langeach Sros which is much-loved for their famous fried fish plus local bar­be­qued spe­cial­i­ties, such as the deli­cious ribs. 

Anne’s home (which she describes as a lit­tle haven from the bus­tle and noise of the city) is the per­fect base while you’re in Phnom Penh. The home itself is sit­u­at­ed in a com­mu­ni­ty of local Khmer peo­ple, only a few min­utes’ walk from the city cen­tre – mak­ing this the per­fect place for a social Libra who is look­ing to make new connections. 

Libra season Love Home Swap Cambodia

The his­to­ry of Phnom Penh will excite an inquis­i­tive Libra.

Next month we’ll be look­ing at where Scor­pios should swap. If you’d like to make some rec­om­men­da­tions on where these pas­sion­ate souls should trav­el to, we’d love to hear your sug­ges­tions! Sim­ply click on the Feed­back tab to send us your thoughts, or share your own per­son­al swap snaps on Insta­gram. Don’t for­get to use the hash­tag #welove­home­swap so that we can like your pho­tos!