So, About 2016

Lets be honest, I think we can all agree that 2016 was a fairly terrible year for most people/the world in general right? I can certainly attest to this. However,  there has been some wonderful moments thrown in too, especially the past four months for me living in Groningen. Here are some of my highlights from this year of seeing the world to show that its not all bad.


A must needed bit of relaxation! April saw me pay my first visit to the small island with my sister, and it did not disappoint. Beautiful hotel? Check. Spa? Check. Cocktails on demand? Check. Beautiful natural wonders? Check. Culture and tradition? Check. Theres nothing more needed on a holiday. Will definitely be paying another visit, although maybe during a slightly warmer month.

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Malvern Hills

Exploring the world means also looking outside your doorstep. Paying a visit to the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire UK was a great adventure. Its not often I see much of what the UK countryside has to offer, and this trip has definitely made me want to do more of just that in the future! There is nothing quite like the English Countryside.

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After wanting to visit Italy for a very long time, I took the chance to visit in June with my sister (again!). It was stunning, and amazing soaking up the sights, food, and culture. A real whirlwind visit, cramming in everything the city has, colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican City. You name it we done it. Even stumbled across the most amazing gelato shop next to our hotel which we practically lived in while there. Only regret? Not taking my glasses to see Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

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Well, I could talk forever about how much I am in love with this small city, and I will be doing more and more posts on it in the future! But for now I’m going to keep it brief. The experience has been amazing so far, trying out new art practices, meeting new people, and experiencing a new culture and way of living to name but a few things. I have even decided to stay here for a second semester until July, which I will talk about more in the new year! For now, heres a few of my favourite photos from the past four months.

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Well, I covered most of this adventure in a previous post, so will keep this short. Covering three countries in ten days was certainly something, and we was lucky enough to see and do so much making some amazing memories. This trip really taught me a few lessons about travelling and organisation! Namely, research how expensive the places you are visiting are so you can make a realistic budget. So many highlights its hard to pick what was best!

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These are just a few highlights from my year, I made so many more great memories and been on countless adventures, big and small. 2016, its been a wild ride.

Roll on 2017 and all the adventures it holds!


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