Saturday, 24 December 2016

2016 In Travel

2016 has been a pretty awful year. But on the positive side, I managed to visit 5 new countries this year which has been a fantastic experience. My goal is to try and visit as many countries as possible but ideally, I'd also like to reach a point where the number of countries I've visited is higher than my age. On reflection, the countries that I visited this year were all amazing and I'm so grateful for the privilege of travel. Hopefully, 2017 will be even better!






The Netherlands

In February I took a mini break to Amsterdam with my blogging buddy Morag. We wandered around the canals, visited the Anne Frank House, ate some delicious food and saw some interesting exhibits at the Museum of Sex. I also managed to squeeze in an afternoon trip to Leiden, a nearby city that I totally fell in love with. The Netherlands has been at the top of my travel bucket list for quite some time and I had a total blast ticking it off. 






Canada

I have some distant family in Canada and I went to visit them in May. Over the week I visited so many different places and got to see and do so much. From getting soaked at Niagra Falls to cycling around the beautiful Toronto Islands. I even rode around rural Western Ontario on the back of a Harley Davidson. When did I get so badass?





The United States of America

As I was already travelling across the pond to Canada, I thought I may as well visit the US as well. I spent a few days in Boston with the wonderful Leda Olia learning so much about the rich history of America and also sampling some amazing food. From there it was a 4-hour bus journey to NYC. I've always dreamed of visiting New York and whilst it didn't quite live up to my expectations I did enjoy my time in the city and got to see the sights!




Denmark

At the beginning of September, I took a short trip with my bestie. We spent a day in Copenhagen cycling around and soaking up the hygge attitude of the Danish. It was slightly more expensive than we had maybe expected it to be but the weather was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed cycling around and seeing all the classics like the Nyhavn harbour and the Little Mermaid. 




Sweden

It's only a short train journey across the bridge to Sweden from Copenhagen so we thought why not? I'm so glad that we visited Malmö as we both fell in love with the city and Sweden in general. It was considerably cheaper than Copenhagen (a nice hotel for the price of the Copenhagen hostel) and felt so much more relaxed. We got to see the engineering marvel of the Turning Tower and ate some delicious pizza on a restaurant patio snuggled up in blankets.

I've got some very exciting plans for 2017 travel wise but if there are any destinations you think I'd like then let me know!

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