2017 is just a few hours away (in the U.K. I mean, I think it’s already 2017 in Australia and New Zealand…) so I’d like to take the opportunity to say Happy New Year to my blogging friends!
For today’s trip down travel memory lane, I decided to go to my two week trip to Canada and the USA in June 2013.
My friend and I squeezed a lot into that trip, and had a wonderful time!
We started off by flying to Toronto and heading straight over to Niagara Falls. I loved it there!
Then we got a train to New York -that took a long long time! (Around 12 hours, I think… although I can’t quite remember now!) It was wonderful visiting the Big Apple and seeing all of the famous sights, so now, whenever I watch movies set in New York I can say, “I’ve been there!”
In LA we enjoyed some time at the beach and looking around Hollywood, before getting a bus to Las Vegas!
Las Vegas was great fun, we didn’t do any gambling… but did have fun walking along the Strip, watching various shows and displays. We also took the chance to visit the Grand Canyon, as it’s quite near to Vegas. What stunning scenery!
So, as you can see, we squeezed quite a lot into two weeks! But what a wonderful two weeks we had! I’d quite like to go to America again someday, to revisit some places and see a few more…
An excited child creates a Path through the snow in the school playground.
Sometimes we find ourselves on paths that lead to unexpected places… Whatever path you find yourself on, I hope it’s a fun one!
I wanted to participate in Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge this week. Here’s a cute photo I took a few weeks ago, of a cool dog and his accordion-playing owner.
For this Travel Tuesdays post, I decided to take a trip down memory lane to my holiday in Cape Town, South Africa in May 2014. I went for a friend’s wedding and stayed with some lovely friends, so I definitely have fond memories of the place -even though May isn’t the best time weather-wise (it rained quite a bit.)
I did some fun touristy things, like going wine tasting in some of the beautiful vineyards…
Going up Table Mountain in a rotating cable car -there’s a wonderful view up there!
And hanging out at the V & A Waterfront, where you get a nice postcard image of Table Mountain.
A nice relaxing scene from a train window… through the lovely Romanian countryside.
For the weekly post challenge of Relax
(By the way, you can see my camera’s reflection in the window, but I kind of like it.)
It’s already Tuesday! Time for my second Travel Tuesdays post. It seems only right that this one should be about my recent trip to Sighisoara and Sibiu. Both are beautiful medieval towns, situated in the Transylvania region.
Sighisoara is a really small town on a hill, it’s surrounded by a wall, which is still intact. (In other towns, the wall has disappeared in places.) The town has plenty of charm, and it really felt like I went back in time when I was there! The snow just added to the town’s appeal.
Sibiu is bigger, but still full of beautiful old buildings. Plus, it has a magical Christmas market! Going there really was a special experience for me. (But it was a bit crowded!)