Tuesday 26 December 2017

Now that all the Christmas posts are out of the way (I only wrote a grand total of three but hey) it's time to round up the best of 2017 and look ahead to what's in store for 2018. Starting with where most of my money goes, on holidays. Here is a sneak peak on my travel plans for the first half of the year, who knows it might inspire you too. This post has been written in collaboration with Destination2 and judging by their offers, if I save enough leave I might be able to take a spontaneous luxury trip to Dubai or something later in the year.

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I'm actually heading here on Friday to spend NYE dancing around the Sagrada Familia, Despite it only being a 2 hour flight this is my first time visiting Barcelona and I'm super excited to see all of Gaudi's work and of course, experience the ambient nightlife. More so I also get to reunite with two of my uni friends who I haven't seen in months. The great thing about this is that the temperate here is still at 15 degrees (like home) which always makes sight seeing and photo taking easier when you're not shivering with your hands in your pockets (a la Copenhagen). 


This Easter I'll be making the most of the bank holidays by going on a mini Europe trip with my two pals. The first leg will be in Prague and I'm most excited about the food and ghost tour to be honest. This is meant to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe so I'm excited to experience it first hand. 


Out of the 3 cities we're visiting I've been assigned to plan the itinerary for Krakow. Although I've already factored in a pub crawl for each place because they're a great way to meet other travellers. We are planning on taking a day trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp, so I can already imagine this is going to be one of the more emotional and historic places we'll be visiting. On a lighter note, I've heard Poland is buzzing with cheap eats and drink, so hopefully a few days here won't break the bank.


We probably shouldn't have left Norway as our last destination because apparently a bottle of water can set you back like 4 quid, which is basically standard across most of Scandinavia. Our original plan was to head to Austria but despite it being so close the flights were close to £200, so we opted for Oslo instead which only set us back £40 each. I haven't heard much about Oslo so I'm looking forward to making my own opinions on it.


April is going to be an expensive month, because after arriving home from my Easter trip, I'm off to Madrid a week later to see Lana Del Rey again (after 5 years!!) This will be my 4th time visiting the Spanish capital, but as always there are new things to discover. I've never been to any of the theme parks here so we might have to pay Warner Bros or Parque de Attraciones a visit.


This has been on my list for quite some time as my 'ancestors' were from here and so is my surname. This will probably be my early summer holiday and I can't wait to rome the streets in a sundress with a straw hat and chocolate gelato. The great thing about Malta is that we've managed to bag a great apartment for a very low price, which is always good. 

Have you been to any of these places? If you've got travel guides for them I'd love to take a read for inspiration! Are you planning any trips for 2018 yourself?


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