I love everything about going abroad. From spending time at the airport and watching films on the plane, to exploring new places and going on adventures! Having not had much money of late, trips abroad have been few & far between, so here are a few of my favourite foreign adventures.
We went to Iceland for Christmas quite a few years ago now. It was an amazing experience and I’d go there again right now if someone asked me! We stayed in Reykjavik and walked all over the city. We headed out to see a few geysers, Gullfoss waterfall & the Blue Lagoon, which was my favourite part of the whole trip! As we were in the lagoon, which was about 30° while the air temperature was 0°, it started hailing! Yep, I was outside in my swimming costume in the hail! Amazing! The city shuts down for a few days over the festive period so we had a great opportunity to explore the city and with only a few hours of daylight, it was a great excuse to sit indoors drinking plenty of hot chocolate & wine when we were done! Being vegetarian was tricky there, as historically, they haven’t been able to grow many things due to the fact that it’s quite a new volcanic island. They do grow vegetables there now, in polytunnels, but previous to this, everything like that was imported. The main delicacy was rotted shark meat, Puffin or Reindeer. Not really my cup of tea, so I ate a lot of pizza!
We went to Rome during October so the weather during the day was gorgeous (perfect for gelato!) while the evening was a bit chilly (perfect for pizza!). We walked so, so much while we were there. Unlike Reykjavik, which is quite a small city, and Paris that has the Metro, Rome is fairly big and we wanted to see the main sights, as we’d never been before. Plus, whenever we go somewhere new, we always like to eat where the locals are eating. One night, we found this little restaurant that looked like something straight out of the Godfather! There were waiters everywhere & they were great. Everything about the place was excellent. I loved it there.
We also had a great holiday in Paris, but I can’t seem to find any pictures & my OH’s laptop has taken a holiday of it’s own! Again, we went in October, though it was much colder than Rome. I’ll never forget how cold it was being on the Eiffel Tower at night – even the thought of it is making me cold! I’d been to Paris before, but I’d only gone for the weekend, so we had much more time to explore. I always get a crepe with nutella as soon as I can when I get there. There’s nothing quite like it! My favourite memories from our trip are visiting the catacombs, as they were hilarious & macabre, eating pancakes & drinking endless cups of Joe at Breakfast in America and asking to buy croissants in French! Delicious!