So, July 11th is my last day at work. My last day in New Malden – and my last day spent on the ninth floor of an office block. Sweet, sweet freedom will be mine!
My first stop on my great adventure is Latitude Festival. I pretty much haven’t shut up about Latitude since approximately one year ago, and then once I found out the Black Keys were playing I’ve been doing my friend’s head in with ‘the L word’. So, makes sense to get on up to Suffolk and check it out. Wellies at the ready.
Pic from emmasbucketlist.com.
Then I’m going on a little three-night jaunt with four of my best friends to gay Paris. We’re planning on eating all the cheese we can find, knocking back a few bottles of wine in the park and sitting on the Paris Plage having a tres bon time.
Next up, a week at my mum and dad’s house. They’re pretty much my best friends so it makes sense to pop round and have them make me dinner and look after me for a week. They live in a cute cottage in Tutbury in Derbyshire and compared to London everything is just so clean and lovely. I have the best sleeps and never want to leave. The photo above is not their house, but the super famous* Tutbury Castle.
(*if you’re from Tutbury that is)
Pic from vampirebait.com.
Next up, after a hen weekend in Bristol and a blogging festival (#blogstock) in Elstree, I’m off to Bratislava in Slovakia. Really looking forward to checking out the castles and exploring a city I actually don’t know a thing about.
From here I’m going on to Budapest, just a 2-hour train journey away. I’ve been before and I genuinely loved it – the food, the spas, the prices – can’t go wrong! This time round I’ll be going to Sziget Festival with a few friends, as well as checking out what the city has to offer during the day.
Next up is Romania all on my lonesome. I’m going to be doing a lot of cycling when I’m here, including biking up to Dracula’s Castle to see what’s going on up there. I’ll also be checking out the adventure to be had in Brasov and taking some photos in beautiful Sibiu, as well as culture vulture-ing my way around Bucharest.
In Bulgaria I’ll be chilling out in Plovdiv and Sofia for a few days and am kind of tempted to go to the beaches too. We’ll see, I still have a few months to decide… this pic of the Devil’s Bridge looks pretty cool too. Might have to check that one out.
In September I’m going hiking at the Cinque Terre for a few days before meeting my rents in Lake Como for a good old fashioned family holiday. Very excited for this one!
Oh yes, I’ll be going to St Lucia in September to check out the St. James’s Club Morgan Bay Resort & Spa. As well as exhausting everything the resort has to offer, I’ll also be exploring the island to see what mischief I can get up to. Can’t wait to see the drive in volcano!
And then in October I’m going to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize – but more on that little expedition nearer the time. Too much travel to take just now. My flights are booked though, it’s definitely happening, and I’m sick with excitement…
I love travelling!