Welcome back travel giraffes! If you read my last blog post (here) you would have seen that it wasn’t the best year for me. This also had an impact on my travel wanderlust list. Despite this, I did manage to visit a few new places so here’s a recap of where I went in 2018.
Where I Went in 2018
If you’ve been a reader of mine for awhile, you know that I love Italy with a passion. So in 2018 I went to Florence and Amalfi which were both amazing.
I spent my birthday in Florence, drank lots of red wine which surprisingly doesn’t trigger my migraines. I went with my bestie and we visited Pisa which wasn’t all that it’s cracked up to be but made up for it with some shopping.
Amalfi was to visit some friends and basically ate all the delicious desserts that was on offer at Sal de Riso.
We also drove to Paestum to explore the sites and you guessed it, eat some more 🙂
I haven’t been to Greece since my trip to Santorini and I have definitely been missing out. For a long time I had seen and read about Zakynthos aka Zante and thought how beautiful! Didn’t really do anything about it until 2018 and was blown away. Read more my trip here.
I went at the start of the season which has it’s good points and bad. Good because there was alot less people but bad because it was too cold to swim in the sea. I guess this just means I’ll have to visit another time and explore some more ;).
I had an opportunity to go on a press trip to Prague and I am smitten by this city. It’s beautiful with a history that both horrifies and excites.
Prague would be if Rome and Paris had a baby, taking the best parts of both whilst creating a unique culture. I didn’t just stay in Prague, I got to visit Karlovy Vary which is about a 2 hour drive from the city. It’s a spa town with natural occuring springs each of which have their own temperature. Read more here.
South of France
Like most of my solo trips, this one wasn’t planned. I had some overtime to take before the end of the summer and after 2 seconds of contemplating whether to stay home or not, I decided on Nice.
I had been to Cannes before for the Film Festival but wanted to see more. Plus using some airmiles my flight was pretty cheap. Nothing was planned and everything was amazing. You can read about my visit to Eze Village.
This city I can visit again and again. It’s one of those places that always surprises you with what there is to see.
There were a couple of places I left out because they were for my 9 to 5 and I didn’t get to see much. Anyways, that’s where I went in 2018. Where did you go and where would you like to go in 2019? Let me know in the comments below.
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Until next time, be well! x