T is for Travelling

I love travelling and seeing new places. For me, the holiday does indeed start in the airport – probably because I buy at least two books every time I’m in Duty Free! I like crossing off another country off my bucket list, or visiting a famous city. I’m not a fan of lying on the beach so I love holidays where I’m seeing new places, going to museums and getting the culture of a place.

I’ve been lucky enough to have visited a fair few countries over the years thanks to family holidays and school trips. I went to Moscow and Saint Petersburg when I was in college on a History trip, I went to Dubai over ten years ago as we had family friends living out there and the south of Spain is my home-from-home as my dad has lived there for fifteen years.

Recently I’ve come to love the idea of long weekends away, just three nights in a city and cram everything I want to see and do in that time. I’ve done that in Budapest and Prague with friends and the other weekend I was in Oxford for a friend’s wedding and then stayed a few days to see the city. My next few days away is going to be in May when I’m visiting a friend studying in the Netherlands. I think that’s where I’ve been lucky so far, I’ve had a lot of friends and family living around the world, or friends who also like travelling on a budget, so it’s not been too much of a hit on my bank balance any time I’ve been bitten by the travel bug.

I love to travel but it is always nice to come home to my own bed.

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14 comments

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  2. Great post and I envy you. You have been to so many interesting places. I love traveling too but hardly get a chance to do so though I have done a number of solo trips. All the best with your future plans.

  3. I’m with you; to me, the idea of going someplace new and lying about in the sun makes no sense; I can do that at home if I’m so inclined. For instance, business took me to Barcelona a couple of years ago, and I had literally only about four hours for sight-seeing. Still, I went up to La Rambla and had a look around at some of the neat old buildings, and took what wound up being a private tour of the Teatro Lyceo opera house. If there’s a museum or some other interesting place to see, that’s where you’ll find me.

    1. Haha! Yes, living in Europe is definitely a help when you get bitten by the travel bug. I’d still like to visit more places in the UK, I mean, I’ve never been to Ireland or Northern Ireland, or even to many English cities north of London. It’s easy to forget there’s cool things close to home.

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