I have already given you all a sum up of what 2016 has taught me, drawing on more of the negative experiences I had, you probably learn most from them. However, I want to end the year on a high and reflect on the best travel memories this year brought me.
Myanmar was definitely my favourite destination of the year. The countries untouched beauty took my breath away at every stop. I think the whole saying of never travelling to the same country more than once is a nonsense. Some places just deserve a few more trips to explore, especially if they stole a piece of your heart, I will be returning!
To top it off, I finally got to tick hot air ballooning off my bucket list while soaring above the prettiest pagodas in Bagan. Pictures never do justice to the reality and the emotions a place can bring, but they do bring those emotions back and this picture tries its best.
This picture quality is horrendous, I know. But it brings back great thoughts of us tapping our feet to talented street jazz musicians. New Orleans was my second favourite place this year with so much history flowing through it’s veins. This city is like no other in America, it has an alluring charm and the most welcoming people.
We experienced it in raw form, staying in the ninth ward outside the tourist area and even with it’s flaws displayed in broad daylight, this city is America’s true gem.
3. Winter Wonderland in Chamonix
To end the year, my siblings and I were all reunited for Christmas with Mom and went on our first ever cold winter holiday in Chamonix.
I am usually a beach and hot weather person, but swapping this out for the majestic view of the french alps and living in a cabin with a real fireplace right next to a river and forest was so worth it. Oh and peaceful, we probably were the loudest ones around.
What were your favourite travel moments of 2016?
And what is 2017 going to bring? Only more adventures. I really want to share something new that I tried or a new place I visited every month, so here is too new experiences.
Happy New Year!