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

Amiens Notre Dame Cathedral stands tall over the city!

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Staying near Notre Dame
 

Stunning flowers at the Hotel George V

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Flowers at the Hotel George Cinq
 


White chocolate and wasabi ice cream at Ze Galerie Kitchen
 

Arriving for the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers Brettoneux…..

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Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers Brettonieux
 
Copenhagen in May
Noma
Lunch at Noma
 
 
nyhaven
Nyhaven
 
Berlin

Goodbye Berlin!

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The Brandenburg Gate
 

The dome at the Reichstag…fabulous design by Sir Norman Foster #berlin

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The Reichstag Dome
 
Ghent


 
Brugge

There's always a bridge in Brugge!

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Rotterdam

The cube houses of Rotterdam… In yesterday's flash of sun!

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Cube Houses
 

Tulips, tulips & more tulips at Keukenhof #holland

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Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
 
Amsterdam

Fun times in #amsterdam!

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I love Amsterdam
 
Rome

Aaah….Roma! Great to be back!

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Sardinia in June

Heavenly turquoise water at Cala Mariolu #sardinia

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The Beach at Cala Mariolu
 

The pretty Sardinian fishing village of Bosa on the west coast. #sardinia

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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


 
Kotor

Kotor by night. #montenegro

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Dubrovnik

It's hot…beach time in Dubrovnik! #croatia

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Fabulous views from Dubrovnik's walls over the roof tops to Lokrum.

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Mostar

Jumping off the Mostar Bridge!

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Croatia in July

The board walk in Hvar….the best place to watch the world go by!

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Hvar
 


Starigrad 
 
Croatian Islands in July
Fabulous Vis

Scampi on the grill….Croatia is all about seafood!

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We found the perfect lunch spot on Vis! #lovecroatia

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Time for a swim….

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Split…gardens, shops and cafes along the Riva! #croatia

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Split

This is why it's hard to leave!

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Skradin…gateway to Krk National Park
 

Dalmatian proscuitto, olives and Pag cheese for lunch…perfect!!

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Pag cheese

Waiting for the sun to set and light up the Greeting to the Sun in Zadar #croatia

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Zadar’s sunset are some of the best in Croatia
 

Beautiful…the Plitvice Lakes #croatia

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Plitvice Lakes
 

Lunch!

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Veli Losinj


 
and finally to Zagreb where our Seven Weeks in Croatia finished

The iconic #zagreb shot! St Mark's Church with its beautiful tiled roof.

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France in August

This is the life… Our home on the Bugundy Canal!

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Burgundy Canal Trip
 


Chateau de Pommard
 

The most amazing sunset over the sunflower field!

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Sunset in the Dordogne 
 
 Slovenia in August


Fabulous Ljubjlana 
 

Beautiful Lake Bled #slovenia

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Stunning Lake Bled


An early morning balloon over Lake Bled
 

Another beautiful corner of the Soča Valley in #slovenia

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The beautiful Julian Alps
 
Piran 
We booked for three days and stayed a week!

The main square of Piran at night….

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A beautiful time of the day in Piran! #slovenia

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Turkey in September & October
A fabulous Food and Photography Workshop kicked off seven fabulous weeks in this wonderful country.

Our 83 year old host feeding the chickens….life in the country! #turkey

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Fresh bread at the local bakery in the village of Göynük #turkey

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In Turkey we didn’t miss…
Safronbalou’s bakeries

Nothing beats freshly made simit straight from the wood fired oven! #turkey

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Black sea hamsi

Hamsi snack before dinner…help! #inebolu #turkey

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Early morning balloon trip in Cappadocia

Sunrise over Cappadocia! #turkey

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The UNESCO site of Mt Nemrut


 
Icecream at Karamanmaras


 
Urfa’s market


 
Baklava

Pistachio baklava is not to be missed in Urfa! Ok…I'll try some for you! #turkey

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Gaziantep’s beautiful people


 
Hatay’s Kunefe


 
The Whiring Dervish in Konya


 
Istanbul

The sun has just set on Istanbul.

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There's more to this fabulous breakfast … #istanbul

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Turkish breakfasts


Istiklal Cadessi

 

I see a pic like this and think Turkey… do you? #istanbul

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Grand Bazaar


Rustem Pasha Mosque
 


Rainbow steps
 


Fabulous restaurants

I couldn't miss not seeing the Blue Mosque again! #istanbul

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The Blue Mosque

Waiting for their ship to come in…..

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Istanbul’s famous cats
 
New York in October

Back in Time Square…always a buzz! #newyork

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Times Square
 


View from the roof top at the Metropolitan Museum
 

Bright lights & dancing skeletons at New York's Halloween Parade! #newyork

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Halloween

New York marathon runners heading to the finish line in Central Park #newyork

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New York’s famous marathon
 
London in November

4.30 and it's dark in London! Kings Road looks great with its Xmas lights. #london

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Christmas lights in King’s Road


View from the Shard

Time for a sweet treat from Ottolenghi! #london

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Ottolenghi sweet treats
 
 
Melbourne in November & December


Pan Puri at Tonka
 


Weekend visit to Marysville
 


Buxton Ridge Winery at Marysville 

Melbourne Xmas decorations…very different to what we saw in London!

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Christmas decorations
 
December in Perth
As happy as I was to be home, I had to keep remembering this line from Dr Seuss!

Trying to live by these words to get over the post travel blues!

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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!
 
 
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