It's almost Limerick Day,
So what better time to say,
Kind words about places,
That put smiles on our faces,
So let us begin, if we may!
From Havana going around the world in limericks
16th May is National Limerick Day, and so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to put on our creative hats and write up a few fun-filled limericks about some of our favourite cities around the world.
Of course, we had to start with the incredible Havana, but we also decided to look around the globe to write up limericks about some of the other most iconic and revered cities around the world.
Our limericks are a unique way of showcasing some of the amazing experiences these fantastic cities have to offer, and we hope they will put a smile on your face and maybe even provide you with some new travel inspiration.
Have a read of our limericks below, and if you're feeling inspired why not send us your own city limericks on social media.
Havana's a great place to come,
The jazz gives you something to hum,
Drive an old vintage car,
Or smoke a cigar,
But don't get too drunk on the rum!
Paris is a city for lovers,
The Eiffel does tower above us,
Eat a baguette and then,
Take aboat down the Seine,
If you get out from unser the covers!
I visited New York City,
Central Park is incredibly pretty,
Times Sqaure was real nice,
Ate a huge pizza slice,
But leaving was oh such a pity!
You shouldn't need me here explaining,
London is so entertaining,
There's plays you can go to,
Or shows at the O2,
But I wish we could stop it from raining!
In Tokyo there's so much to do,
From the Skytree you'll get quite a view,
But make sure you do know,
Not to fight a sumo,
Cos those guys are much stronger than you!
New Year's an incredible time,
To see Sydney right in its prime,
The harbour's a peach,
Surf at Bondi beach,
The fireworks won't cost you a dime!
Milan is the city of fashion,
Catwalks and clothes are their passion,
With so much pizza to eat,
At the designer boutique,
You might find your jeans will not fasten!
Marrakesh is a fabulous place,
A city that moves at a pace,
Snake charmers ain't free,
You must drink mint tea,
The souks need your best poker face!
Mumbai is the city of dreams,
Visit lakes or watch cricket teams,
Be a Bollywod star,
Great beaches stretch far,
At festivals soak up the sunbeams!
If you're looking for a dance and a drink,
And you just want to laugh not to think,
The Dublin's for you,
Have a Guinnness or two,
Just don't end up in the clink!
History of the Limerick
The exact origin of the limerick remains unknown, but it is believed that the name derives from the 18th-century Irish soldiers' song Will You Come Up to Limerick?
The first collection of limericks written in English dates back to circa 1820. These original limericks were published by Edward Lear in his 1846 book titled Book of Nonsense.
Towards the late 19th century this form of poem continued to gain in popularity and remains a firm favourite to this day.