For my first ever blogpost, I thought I would take a walk down memory lane and tell you all about what I got up to last year. 2015 was by far the best year of my life for sooo many reasons; I finished Bachillerato (spanish equivalent of A-Levels) with great marks, got accepted into university to study International Relations in spanish, met my boyfriend Henner, moved away from home to study in Madrid, I volunteered abroad for the first time, met some amazing people… But best of all, I got to travel, A LOT!
All the traveling I got to do made me realize how exciting life really is and how much I would like to share all my experiences with other people. After being asked to write a blog post for an organization at Uni and from some encouragement from my mum, I finally plucked up the courage to start a travel blog and here I am!
Now, back to my walk down memory lane. In April, I spent a week in Italy with my family visiting Venice and Rome. I loved Italy and it’s culture so much that I’ve actually started learning Italian with the hope of going to Italy as an exchange student in my 3rd year of uni.
In May, after having a nightmare with my passport running out a week before my exams, my mum and I had to make a quick trip to Belfast (the only passport office with an appointment available). We went on a great tour of the murals, learnt a lot about irish history and had a lovely afternoon tea at Belfast castle, yum!
In August, I traveled alone for the first time ever to Ghana as a volunteer (blogpost about my experience coming very soon!). The time I spent in Ghana really opened up my eyes and I can’t wait to go volunteering again.
For my 18th birthday, Henner took me away to Majorca. It was so nice to chill and spend time together just before I moved away to Madrid, seeing as we wouldn’t be seeing each other for months at a time.
In December I traveled to Hurghada, Egypt, with my family for Christmas for a nice break, especially for my parents who work a lot. It was lovely to spend quality time with my family, something I don’t get much time to do now that I don’t live at home. My mum and I also visited Luxor, which I loved and will definitely be writing a blog post about soon!
Last but not least, for my 18th birthday, my parents, seeing as they know I love to travel, instead of buying me a materialistic present, decided to send me away on holiday with my boyfriend Henner. Seeing as it was late December and we live in a hot country, they thought we would enjoy a nordic country. We spent 3 days in Stockholm, Sweden and 3 days in Copenhagen, Denmark. We had a great time, despite the cold!
So, there you go, these are all of my 2015 destinations! Like I said, 2015 was a blast and 2016 is turning out to be just as exciting. There are various destinations I already have planned to leave my footprint on and I can´t wait to tell you all about them!