favourite 2014 travel moments

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Today is my five-year London anniversary! It was on this date five years ago that I landed in Heathrow, navigated the tube with a backpack and suitcase, got lost in Earls Court tube station (hey - it was very confusing for a weary traveller) and then proceeded to get lost in East Putney as well. Oh, and it was snowing.

Five years on I am still loving living in London, especially because it means I can travel a lot. Every year my destination wish list grows longer. The more you see, the more you want to see in my experience.

Here are my 2014 travel highlights...

1. Honeymooning at Iya Onsen in Japan.
Not only is Japan my favourite country in the world but Shikoku (Japan's forth largest island) is my favourite part of the country to get away from it all. Words can't describe the tranquil beauty of Iya Onsen.

Honeymooning at Iya Onsen in Japan

2. Visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Cinque Terre, Italy.
Cinque Terre has been on my travel list for a long time. Anyone who's been to Cinque Terre swears it's a must visit and I couldn't agree more. As I stated right here last June - Cinque Terre is without a doubt the most visually beautiful place I have visited in Europe.

Visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Cinque Terre, Italy.

3. Dancing all night at Seville's bi-yearly Flamenco Festival!
Olé! We had a blast in the warm Spanish Autumn nights - exploring a city that didn't sleep, grooving along to the music we found around every corner and fuelling up on delicious tapas. Amazing.

Dancing all night at Seville's bi-yearly Flamenco Festival in Spain!

4. Discovering Vilnius - the capital city of Lithuania.
Lithuania is not quite on the tourist trail yet and I'm hoping it won't get discovered any time soon. There was a lot to see as the city is quite arty and has a interesting history - not to forget the free Republic of Užupis and the charming winter festival. I also went on the best walking tour of my life here.

Discovering Vilnius - the capital city of Lithuania.

5. Walking around, through, over and under fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Landscape like I have never seen anywhere - Cappadocia, Turkey completely blew my mind. Look out for my blog posts coming soon...

Walking around, through, over and under fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey

In summary 2014 was a great travel year. Here's a few more moments that almost made the list:

Inspired by this list? Check out my favourite 2013 travel moments too.

Happy new travel year y'all!

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12 comments

  1. I still am intrigued by that japanese island... If only I could convince my husband... (He 's more interested in the african continent...)

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    1. Keep convincing. There's nowhere better in the world (in my opinion). Happy 2015 Ingrid!

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  2. So many wonderful travel moments! I would love to visit Cinque Terre!

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    1. 2015 is a year of travel opportunities Kiki. Book it in!

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  3. Now we need to get you to Cape Town ... :)

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    1. Yes! Any recommendations of good blogs I can read to get some inspiration?

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  4. Happy London anniversary - I lived there for 5 years so you've beaten me! I adore the Japan shot and that area of Turkey looks amazing. What a great year you've had!

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    1. Thanks Natasha. I can't believe how fast the 5 years have gone. Happy 2015!

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  5. Wow you've been to so many amazing places in one year. I thought I had done pretty well just getting to London last year (it felt like quite a trek coming down from Scotland!)

    Happy London anniversary - hope you have another good year full of adventure!

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    1. Thanks Jo. You too! Happy New Year!

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  6. I remember reading about your honeymoon before, so beautiful! Turkey looks like it was especially lovely x

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  7. Cinque Terre was always on my list of places to visit but I never got to make it there. I guess it gives me another reason to go back to Europe

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