2016 has been quite a good year for travel for me. In February I went to Germany for the first time, I stayed in Dusseldorf and visited Cologne before getting the train over to Rotterdam and then Amsterdam. I stayed in Amsterdam for five days which you can read about here. In July I went back to Cologne with Essence Cosmetics, so I got a proper chance to explore the city as when I went in February everything was shut and the weather was awful. In less than a month I will be going to Florida and this will be my first time going to the US, my first long haul flight and something I’ve wanted to do for a long long time. After this, I’m not going anywhere for the rest of the year but I have plenty of plans for 2017!
As you might have read, I won two return flights to Barcelona at an event with Monarch Airlines recently. I have until the end of next August to use the prize, so I’ve decided that I would like to go over at the end of May/beginning of June for Primavera festival. I need to save up for the festival ticket and the hotel but I’m hoping I can make it over there. I’ve never been to mainland Spain (only Majorca) and I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona, so I’m really excited!
I really want to go to a new country that I haven’t been to before in 2017 – in 2015 I went to the Netherlands, in 2016 I went to Germany and will go to the US and I really want to go to Prague so that will tick a new country off my list. I know a couple of my friends really want to go too, so hopefully we can get ourselves a cheap deal and can have a weekend break.
My absolute favourite city – I’ve been twice now and I really want to go back again next year. There’s not much that I haven’t done there, but I would just love to go back and experience it all over again. I love the cat cafe, I think it’s the best one I’ve ever been to so I will definitely be paying them a visit again.
My second favourite city – I’ve been every year for the past three years (twice in 2015) but won’t be going at all in 2016, so I really want to make sure I get back there next year. I really want to visit Musee d’Orsay again and finally get over to see the Palace of Versailles.
Depending on my job situation, I would also like to go on a last minute cruise – I love the idea of being able to visit a few different countries all on one holiday.