Thursday, 31 December 2015

The 2015 Travel Round Up



I've whinged and whined about 2015 being a very unlucky year for me and in a lot of respects it has, but there is one aspect of the year I've been very lucky in and that is travel. No matter what else crappy has happened this year, the experiences I've had in 2015 have been absolutely amazing and I can only hope that 2016 will be the same. 

My first trip this year was to Rome with Karl. It's somewhere we both wanted to visit so we decided to book up and go for three days in March. When we arrived, it was absolutely pouring down and we spent two and a half hours wandering around the very complicated streets looking for our hotel, only to find out that we'd walked past it twice! We got to visit some of the world's most famous historical sites including the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Vatican and so much more and although it is a very expensive city, it's worth every penny and is somewhere you must see before you die if you love cities with personality! 




Next up, I was lucky enough to visit Croatia with ASOS, Slydes and Croatia Wave and I can truly say it was one of the best experiences of my life. This time last year I would never have imagined my blog would literally take make around the world but it did and thanks to Salt and Chic I met some truly amazing people, including the beautiful Amelia, and experienced some of the best things. We explored secret beaches, got massages by the pool, visited Zadar Old Town, swam in Krka Waterfalls, went to Fresh Island Festival and that's only a snippet of it. It was absolutely fantastic and I can only dream that my little blog will take me even more places around the world - I honestly cannot say how brilliant it was.



A few days after I got back from Croatia, Karl and I jetted off to Amsterdam, yet another city that was on my travel bucket list. We stayed for three nights and it was one of the most bizarre yet most wonderful cities I've ever visited in my life and my friend Jess and I have even booked up to go back in January. It's a city full of pancakes, Nutella, art, history and beautiful architecture and you don't appreciate how wonderful it is until you are there. It has one of the best atmospheres of any country I've visited and although it rained the whole time we were there, it was magical. We visited the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, went on canal cruises, went to the Anne Frank Museum, the sex museum, the red light district and so much more! 



The final overseas trip I went on was to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. Karl and I went for a week of sun, sand and adventures and Sharm did not disappoint. We went scuba diving and snorkelling on the coral reef in the sea on our hotel's private beach, something which was so beautiful that it cannot be put into words. If you've been scuba diving you'll know just how beautiful it is under the water with the vibrant colours and weird fish! We also went on a Bedouin experience where we were driven into the desert to have dinner with the Bedouin people, riding camels and experiencing their way of life and finally we had a day trip to Cairo where we cruised down the Nile, saw the sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza and even went inside one of the famous Pyramids. 



I also went a number of trips in the UK itself, including weekends away in London, York and Chester, three fantastic but different trips. In York, we went on river cruises and into the dungeons while in Chester we visited the zoo and strolled around the picturesque city. London obviously involved shopping and Winter Wonderland!! I'd love to visit more cities in the UK next year. I mean, I do prefer trips abroad but I'd love to go on more day trips and one night breaks to see more of the country!

Where have you been this year?

Amy x
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9 comments

  1. Ahh you've definitely been lucky in terms of travel this year, I've been pretty much nowhere! Chester is such a beautiful city, I'm so glad I live fairly locally to it!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  2. Amazing destinations! I went to Amsterdam too this year, and loved it! The Anne Frank House is amazing, isn't it? Be sure to come to Asia in 2016 if you want :) x

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  3. You've definitely had an amazing year in terms of travel! All your trips sound amazing, I've always wanted to go to Rome and Egypt, I've been to Amsterdam and it was brilliant, but I'd love to go again as I think there's stuff I definitely missed.
    I was lucky this year too and went to the South of France, Gran Canaria and Palma, next year I've got Barcelona booked in for a long weekend and hopefully some more!
    Staycations are also amazing, Chester is fab.
    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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  4. wow you've had some absolutely amazing experiences! I'm so jealous! I hope your 2016 is as amazing in terms of travel as it was in 2015! xxx

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  5. Croatia is next on my hit list! Sounds amazing, happy new year! X

    From veganism to fashion to 1D, the highlights of 2015 over on hailandharmony.blogspot.ie

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  6. You've been to so many amazing destinations this year - go you! Croatia is definitely on my list for next year and it's so lovely to explore cities here in the uk x

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  7. Some wonderful places there, obviously York as that is my hometown (how beautiful right?) and also Amsterdam. The best city on the planet. I am pretty much IN LOVE with that place. Forever & always. Long may 2016 keep giving you amazing experiences Amy!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

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  8. Sounds like you've had a fabulous 2015 travel wise! I visited Rome in 2014, and loved it. It's such a great city. Amsterdam is on my list for the next few years! Hope you have lots of fabulous experiences this year travel wise too.

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

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  9. Ah this post makes me so excited to travel, you went to some amazing places in 2015!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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