A year full of discoveries 2018

So its another year with plenty of trips being fulfilled. I have managed to tick off my hit-list it has been wonderful with plenty to write about. Last year (2017) I missed out a trip to Helsinki and Tallinn with the winter proving too expensive for me to finish the year off, however 2018 fulfilled this plan.

Below are just some of the places ive managed to visit, click on them to read some of my write-ups. Next year I already have plans to go to Cambodia, Turkey and Chamonix in France. Other places that are a possibility are Morocco, USA and a return to South America.

South American Trip

Sao Paulo, Mar 18First trip of the year and entering South America for the first time on a Brazil and Peru trip. The city was safer than I thought I used public transport and walked everywhere.
Lima, Mar 18 The Peruvian capital was a pleasure to visit, its museums were different to any other in the world.
Cusco, Mar 18 The city is beautiful, old churches and Incan ruins was out of this world. Be very careful when visiting this place as the high altitudes do affect people in different ways.
Ollantaytambo, Mar 18 One of the smallest but most beautiful places I have stayed. Me and my brother stayed next to a river with some of the best views of the surrounding river.
Aguas Calientes, Mar 18 The main stage for the world famed Machu Picchu, one of the best places I have been, truly majestic.
Rio De Janiero, Mar 18 As long as you’re extra careful Rio is a safe place to be, maybe a few money hustle form a few taxi drivers or vendors but other than those it is safe. Its scenery and beaches are some of the best in the world.

Wales Trip

Cardiff, Apr 18 A short weekend in the welsh capital, a place full of investment in order to establish it as a shopping haven.

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Philippines & Japan Trip

Manila, Jun 18 Its that time again where once a year I visit Philippines. A base to srelax before we head off to Japan.
Osaka, Jun 18 Our entry point in Japan, smaller than Tokyo but a metropolis nonetheless.
Kyoto, Jun 18 Beautifully preserved temples and religious places. Home of the world famed Geisha entertainers and the most cultural traditions preserved.
Tokyo, Jun 18 Last city visited in Japan, a beautiful busy metropolis. Very crowded and bustling 24 hours a day. Bright lights, most modern technology and cuisine were a huge plus for this city.

England Trip

Devon, Sep 18 A short weekend trip to the English country side, new attractions has been built in Ilfracombe attracted more tourists.

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Finland & Estonia Trip

Helsinki, Dec 18 The Finnish capital had little to offer in attractions however the beauty of the capital is its people, arts and history.
Rovaniemi, Dec 18 A true winter wonderland, the coldest place ive visited and the most magical place for families.
Tallinn, Dec 18 (post coming soon) Outstanding pagan churches, Medieval Castles and modern festive market. Spookiest place ive ever been to with many stories of haunted past on many building in the old town.

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A year full of discoveries 2017

So its another year with plenty of travels being fulfilled. Some cities I’ve visited this year were places Ive been before but there is always new discoveries in every visit. For the new regions I have managed to tick off my hit-list it has been wonderful with plenty to write about. However sometimes all doesn’t go to plans as I’ve missed out on some of my target journeys to Helsinki and Tallinn with the winter proving too expensive for me to finish the year off. Anyway all was not lost as I already had a wicked year travelling.

Below are just some of the places ive managed to visit, click on them to read some of my write-ups. Next year I hope to visit more with plans for South Africa and many more already on the bucket list.

Philippines, Jan/17 – Although a yearly visit, visiting different regions across Philippines gives new experiences

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Hong Kong, Apr 17 – Visited HK twice this year for holiday and a short transit, I have now visited HK for a total 3 times and I don’t think it’ll stop there.

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Macau, Apr 17 – A 2 day stop at what is said to be the second largest casino capital of the world.

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Marseille, Jul 17 – Flew into Marseille to start my France-Spain trip experience which included a brief visit to Montpellier, a train ride (Renfre) overlooking the beautiful French Spanish landscape. During Marseille i got to do my first scuba dive in Europe and visit the Calanque landscapes.

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Pamplona, Jul 17 – part of my France-Spain trip, visited this little Spanish region specifically  for the famous ‘San Fermin’, running of the bulls festival, one of my best travel experience yet.

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Zaragoza,  Jul 17 – Another city visited as part of my France-Spain trip, although very beautiful, a bit too quiet for me with not too much to do.

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Barcelona, Jul 17 – Just a brief visit, where I ended my France-Spain trip, with my bags safe in a bag drop at the station and a one day travel card I managed to visit all main attractions.

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Milan, Aug 17 – A long weekend trip with the parents, an insight of why Milan is a popular destination for many.

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Lugano, Aug 17 –  Just a few hours in this Swiss town, brilliant but very expensive

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Bellagio,  Aug 17 – A day excursion from Milan, Its beautiful landscapes make this region a haven for many of the rich and famous.

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Bath, Sep 17 – Just a short weekend away from London and into the small town of Bath where rich Roman culture are preserved through some its buildings and hot springs.

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Hanoi,  Oct 17 – Although very much undeveloped, I can see why Hanoi has always been a popular destination for many. The people and their culture made this trip.

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Halong Bay, Oct 17 – A short 2 day cruise full of brilliant sights and enjoyable activities and tours. Very luxurious in a country such as Vietnam

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Singapore, Oct 17 – Small city state but undeniably powerful. A short visit to one of the most powerful countries in South East Asia. Its rich culture and history shows how the state was brought up from literally nothing.

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