2014 certainly didn't turn out the way I expected. I had plans to have an awesome summer, which I did. Yet I didn't expect my world to change beyond recognition the way it has. I didn't know I'd celebrate New Year in the Baltics, or what would take me there, or that I'd be sat in a hostel in Poland writing this post. I didn't realise this time last year that in just a few months time I would be leaving my job, and taking one that sent me to Lapland. I didn't realise my style of travel was about to change big time (but that's for another post).
So this is how 2014 turned out:
My first trip abroad wasn't until May when Joyce and I visited our friend Kathy in Berlin
Then I spent time making use of my rail card, since I could no longer reapply, visiting York and Oxford
|The Rad Cam in Oxford|
|St Mary's Abbey, York|
Then for my big summer trip, visiting San Sebastian for that absolute awesomeness that is Fiesta de San Fermin
I spent half a day in Barcelona visiting La Pedrera
Caught up with my best friend in Split
Before heading out for Croatia Sail
I finally visited Slovenia, where I absolutely was not disappointed
We took the Bratislava and Beyond Tour in Slovakia
And took in the amazing John Lennon Wall in Prague
|Karesuando, home in Lapland, miles from anywhere|
Spent the day in Helsinki
And welcomed the New Year in Tallinn, Estonia.
I can't wait to tell you all about the amazing time I've been having the last couple of weeks, which see's me writing this post from Warsaw, Poland (yes, I should be out exploring instead of typing, but I'm sick)! Plans for 2015? Yes. I have them, but you'll have to wait until I fill you in on what I've been up to so far... by the time you've read this I will have visited 5 countries already this year!
Happy New Year, guys!