At the end of last year, I wondered how we would be able to outdo the Feast of Travel that 2012 bought but little did I know that 2013 would be an even bigger year of travel for us.
I’ve always been a great believer in making the most of any opportunity and when the chance came for us to travel in Europe for seven and a half months, we took it!
Seven and a half months away, 15 countries and an uncountable number of towns……I don’t even dare to try and add up the meals!!
It all went far too quickly but here are some of our favourite moments via Instagram
Paris in April
Staying near Notre Dame
White chocolate and wasabi ice cream at Ze Galerie Kitchen
The Brandenburg Gate
The Reichstag Dome
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
I love Amsterdam
Sardinia in June
The Beach at Cala Mariolu
The fishing village of Bosa
Delicious meal in Alghero
Montenegro in June
If only we were staying here at the Aman Resort!
Budva was all about Boats, Bars and Bags
..and fresh fish
Croatia in July
Croatian Islands in July
Skradin…gateway to Krk National Park
Zadar’s sunset are some of the best in Croatia
and finally to Zagreb where our Seven Weeks in Croatia finished
France in August
Burgundy Canal Trip
Chateau de Pommard
Sunset in the Dordogne
Slovenia in August
Stunning Lake Bled
An early morning balloon over Lake Bled
The beautiful Julian Alps
We booked for three days and stayed a week!
Turkey in September & October
A fabulous Food and Photography Workshop kicked off seven fabulous weeks in this wonderful country.
In Turkey we didn’t miss…
Black sea hamsi
Early morning balloon trip in Cappadocia
The UNESCO site of Mt Nemrut
Gaziantep’s beautiful people
The Whiring Dervish in Konya
The Blue Mosque
Istanbul’s famous cats
New York in October
View from the roof top at the Metropolitan Museum
New York’s famous marathon
London in November
Christmas lights in King’s Road
View from the Shard
Ottolenghi sweet treats
Melbourne in November & December
Pan Puri at Tonka
Buxton Ridge Winery at Marysville
December in Perth
As happy as I was to be home, I had to keep remembering this line from Dr Seuss!
Thank you all for following our travels in 2013. Because of our huge year of travelling the blog posts have suffered but they will return in the New Year as I relive some of the exciting places we visited.
At the beginning of 2013 I tackled Facebook. Frustrating as it is with facebook only deciding to show posts to a small percentage of you, I have loved the daily contact it provides with those of you who do receive the posts.
Instagram is another favourite. It’s a great way of travelling along with us and sharing our adventures. You can follow by either joining Instagram or following me here
This year my challenge is to start a monthly newsletter! I’m hoping it will be a great way of staying in contact with you all and sharing extra travel information and tips that don’t make it to the blog or facebook.
It’s easy to subscribe…just fill in your email address on the side bar of the blog page!
Finally I would just like to wish you and your family all the best for a fabulous, safe and fun filled 2014
Happy New Year!
Capture the Colour in Turkey
Istanbul’s Aya Sofia Museum
Highlights of 2011