Welcome to the pages of my travels for 2017 and now in the throes of update for 2018.
2017 was top and tailed with a trip to South East Asia and South Korea in the first quarter of the year and a wildlife overload in Costa Rica at the end of the year. Moving from hag with a bag and a wrecked back to hag with a carry-on with wheels, I’m staying put with the small suitcase for the duration (albeit with an extra one tucked inside, just in case the shopping goddesses come a callling).
February and I’m heading back to Mandrem, Goa for a week of sun, yoga and maybe (just maybe)…pooter scootering to get out and about. There’s markets to visit, beaches to lounge on, hawkers to avoid and things to see, eat and drink. I’m also heading out for at least one morning of learning to use a camera…finally might actually get to grips with what you’re supposed to do. Then it’s back to Bombay (always Bombay, never Mumbai…), for a weekend of sightseeing, and eating, and un tadette of shopping – you can never have too many scarves, honest.
In April I finally get to go to Paris, for the first time EVER…a long weekend and the promise of a trip to the Palace of Versailles is on the cards, no other plans as yet. Suggestions always welcome.
August is yoga and camping in the Cotswolds, which means it’ll piss it down with rain.
Rest of the year is to be determined…toying with more of India, maybe Greece, probably not Ibeeefa, but it’s all up in the air (aka, skinters so can’t afford 4/5ths of feck all)…but a girl can dream.
As for 2017, a mildly distance dream of Costa Rican airbnb, beach, yoga, and ceremony at Posada Natura as part of a 5 day retreat with Epic Self, followed by a week in the saddle with Discovery Horseback Tours and a veritable overload of wildlife wonderousness around Playa Hermosa. Not even a 7 hour delay at San Juan International Airport couldn’t dent the joyousness and pura vida of this gorgeous country. Coffee, clothing and jewellery were the order of the day, although pared back due ot bag size…
Prior to all of that I had lumbered off to SE Asia under the weight of a mahoosive backpack to do a spot of yoga in Thailand, eat my way through Georgetown, Malaysia, build up my Vit D on the beaches of Langkawi, trundle around Myanmar, purchasing a somewhat dodgy wheelie that promptly fell apart as I munched my way around a bit of South Korea, overladen with a stuffed rucksack and 2 carry on bags full of textiles, beauty products, stationery and coffee.
So grab a caffeinated drink so there’s no danger of falling asleep and (hopefully) enjoy the journey!