This post has been edited a year later (2017) in italics.
Yay look at me continuing a tradition! Last year I set myself a birthday bucket list with all kinds of travel related goals. As I have just turned 24 it’s time for me to reflect on last year and present the new list. If you want to see what my goals were and whether I achieved them – I have edited that previous post. I didn’t go on a blimp (I’ll keep trying) and I didn’t get to Hawaii. I did have the opportunity but it would have been rushed and I thought that goes against the whole ‘hawaii time, slow pace living’ haha.
This year I know things are going to be harder and more hectic because of these new life changes. Therefore the list is still quite ambitious but hopefully doable!
- Petra. After spending so much time in Israel, it makes me want to explore more of the Middle East. Petra is a wonder of the world and super closeby. I have been tempted in the past but cautious due to visas and safety but this year I say why not.
La Tomatina.It feels like ages ago since I went and participated in La Tomatina. It was quite a spontaneous decision to go but I loved every second of it. Would I do it again? I’m not sure as it was ridiculously intense but a year on and I’m still eating tomatoes so it didn’t phase me!
I will have to move fast on this one as it’s happening next month. It seems like a pretty crazy experience and I can’t wait to ch-ch-check it out. I love tomatoes and I love food fights haha, hopefully someone will go with me!
- Baltic States. After doing Scandinavia, I want to continue crossing round Europe and hit up the three Baltic States (and may as well try and throw in Finland again). I know absolutely nothing about these countries so it will be a complete mystery to me (but that makes it even more appealing).
Atlases.My atlas collection has gained a few new entries and it is looking very cute. They’re all quite arty/stylistic ones that I’m sure are aimed at children but I just love the illustrations. It’s quite hard to find ones that aren’t too factual or ‘text book’ but I’m very happy with the guys I’ve got!
I love collecting things. I think it’s my most annoying habit, how easily I can get addicted to owning multiple similar things. I love atlases (especially children or well-designed ones). I not only find them physically appealing but also great for inspiration both travel-wise and creatively. Here’s to collecting a few more!