Tuesday, 5 January 2016

2015 Travel Roundup

In 2014 I went travelling around Asia for 6 months, so, naturally 2015 had big boots to fill. Working full time meant that months wondering Vietnam were a distant memory, but, I’d caught the travel bug and had an urge to see more of Europe in particular, so, how did I get on?

If you like, I can do individual blog posts on each trip, with more details of what we did, where we ate, you know, the important stuff. For now though, I'll keep this short and sweet.


My birthday is on New Years Day, which, let's just all agree, is pretty lame. For my birthday, James wisked me off to Berlin to see my best friend who's lived there for a few years now. It's such a cool city, chilled, hipster, like a less pretentious Shoreditch. We went to the wall, drank mulled wine, laughed til it hurt and was sick on the tram line. So, all in all a success.


James was working over in Barcelona mid week so we thought he may aswell hang around and I'd meet him for the weekend. I'd been to Barcelona before, but, I was 15 and on a school trip, so, let's be honest, zero culture was absorbed that week. This time around, I totally fell in love with the place. We did a LOT of walking, ate tapas and watched a horror film on silent in a bar...


James' Dad lives in Portugal (can we spot the theme here? James is a travel enabler - and I'm totally fine with that!). We went over to the Algarve to see his family. We also managed to fit in a perfect afternoon of dolphin watching, sat at a beach bar listening to a cool band and, surprise surprise, at some decent food! I was pleasantly surprised with how lovely the Algarve was, If I'm honest I was expecting it to be pretty "Brits abroad" which I hate, but, actually it was rich with culture and really beautiful.


So, it's not exactly "travel" but you're there almost a week so I'm going to include this. Simply put, Glastonbury Festival is the happiest place in the world. If you've never been, go.


One of my lovely friends got married in September and we headed to Amsterdam for her hen do. We did all the classic tourist things and none of the cool stuff, but, like I said, it was a hen do. Amsterdam is another super chilled city which I really loved. Highlights include the hen/stag classic "beer bike" not so great things include the attitude of British tourists at the Red Light District, really quite gross.

Somerset Yurts

We headed back down to Somerset for a long weekend of Glamping at the Somerset Yurts. The site holds about 5/6 yurts, all of which we hired out but you might end up sharing the area with others if you just need the one. There was an on site kitchen, indoor showers and toilets. Whoever came up with the word "glamping" is onto something. I'd really recommend checking this place out!


Gambia had everything I wanted from a holiday. The people are exceptionally friendly, it's beyond beautiful and the culture is everywhere (by that, I mean it's not ruined by tourists, obvs). I'm pretty sure I'll be writing a whole post on Gambia soon so keep your eyes pealed for that.

2015, I wasn't expecting much, but, you didn't do too bad, babes.


  1. Looks like you went to some amazing places! I really need to travel more - some of the photos look amazing :)

    Hana | www.hanarosella.blogspxot.co.uk ♥

  2. Your photos are amazing! Looks like you have a lot of fun, hope one day I can visit those places



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