7 Places & Countries I’d Love To Visit

Inspired by my good blogging friend Arabella (Sparks Of Ara) I’ve decided to share with 7 places I’d love to visit! As much as I love travelling, I’ve hardly been outside of Europe. Today’s post is going to be a little insight into my life goals. I’m very fortunate to be able to dream about where I want to go in life. I have friends that don’t have the money to go on holiday so I do feel really privileged to have experienced the things I have. Sometimes I can get carried away by ‘dreams’ and ‘wants’. Like any ambitious teenager, once I’ve finished university I’d love to go around the world! It’s been on my bucket-list since I can remember. If you have been/live in anywhere I mention in the post then I would love to chat about it!

ALL OF THE PHOTOS IN THIS POST ARE NOT MY OWN

Norway

Arabella chose this one too, but I think that Norway is such a wonderful country. It would be great to see the Northern Lights and have a little biking trip around all of the cute villages. However it would be a pricey ordeal so I don’t know how long it will be until I get to this one!

Provence, France

I’ve visited France twice, but always in the North. I’d love to venture South into the lavender fields of Provence! It is a very picturesque landscape and everything looks so stripped back and tranquil. 

New Zealand

Imagine if I could visit every continent before I die (possibly excluding Antarctica)? If I was to visit Oceania it would be to see the sights of New Zealand. My dad has a friend over there so it would be possible to have accommodation free 😅 I’m not as intrigued by Australia but seeing a performance in the Opera house would be stunning!

Japan

Full of huge stationery shops, wonderful nature and the birth place of Pokèmon – I wonder why I don’t live there already? Recently there has been a surge of people on social media visiting Japan and I’d just like to hop on the bandwagon. It is also home to the world’s biggest stationary store. I could spend by days flicking through art paper and trying out pens!

Morocco

I can’t handle heat but I would love to visit Africa all the same. A few people I know have visited Morocco for a holiday. I wouldn’t go for the culture but more of a ‘kick back and relax’ sort of destination. 

Canada

Learning French does me a favour because a lot of the world speaks it, even in Canada. If I could only visit one city out of the whole country I would go to Quebec. Or Toronto. I suppose I’d have to look into it more! 

Rio De Janeiro 

The only continent I’ve missed off this list is South America! Rio is a really lively and interesting place. It’s a hotspot for tourists and full of culture. I’ll have to improve my Portuguese before I even think about going though! I don’t know a word in Portuguese (other than the ones in the Twilight novels 😂)

Do you have a travel bucket list? What is the favourite place you’ve visited (even if it’s in the same country that you live in)?

erin x

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France Travel Diary | Mont St Michel

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

This is the final instalment of my France travel diary.

On the third day of France, I went to Mont St Michel. It’s a beautiful town full of tacky souvenirs and lovely cafés!

The architecture is truly stunning. It reminded me of the island from Tangled, little did I know the film based it off the island! How brilliant is that? (my inner Disney fangirl is, well, fangirling).

It was a cloudy day (and windy up at the top) but the views still stunned me! The shape of the land is so beautiful. Also, I never realised until I was up there, that Normandy is so flat.

I’m sorry that the photos are a bit distorted at the side. I think it was due the old camera lense I was using 😊

After having a real good look around the abbey (I learned a lot about the history and architecture, which were my main interests for the trip), I slowly made my way down to the bottom. I’m not materialistic so I didn’t buy any souvenirs: photos and memories are more important. However, I did have a good look around. I probably annoyed lots of shop owners for just browsing 😂. However, the street food caught my eye.

I had a donut because my parents couldn’t tell me not too. Also, an Orangina. It was a goal to drink some in my trip because I had never tried it before! If it wasn’t so expensive, I would bring some home (aka it was really tasty). I can try and create a replica though (lemonade, orange juice with bits, orange cordial?).

The narrow streets definitely gave me Diagon Alley vibes. I’ve visited the Harry Potter studios in London so I know for certain that they give off the same energy!

Thank you for sticking with me through all these travel diaries. Hopefully I’ll be going somewhere different soon 😂

Hopefully you get the chance to visit some of the places I’ve mentioned in these last few posts! And if you have visited them, tell me in the comments your experience.

Have a great day 💕

France Travel Diary | Bayeux Tapestry, D-Day Landing Beaches & a Beautiful Evening!

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

Today I am sharing with you more of my France travel diary. This is part two, you can enjoy this post on it’s own or as part of the series. Previous days are linked here!

Wednesday 22nd May

One the second (third technically) day of France, I went to Bayeux to experience the cathedral and the well-known tapestry. Before going to the Bayeux museum, I explored the town. The market was interesting and very colourful!

Bayeux cathedral

I can’t explain how excited I was to go and see the Bayeux tapestry! History is a subject I have a deep interest in. The Battle of Hastings has had such an influence on England so to see it represented in this artistic form was cool. Historians believe there is a chunk missing, at the end.

With inability to take photos, I have nothing to show you of the tapestry itself. If you are to visit – I will tell you a few things about the experience. It was narrated (so you don’t have to recall the Norman Conquest in your head 😂). You went through a tunnel and had the pictures explained to you in detail. This interpretation of the story was very interesting and accurate.

So the colours can’t fade, it was in a dark room. The only light was a dim, strip light – directly above the tapestry – which was held in a cabinet.

After being in the room itself, there was an exhibition upstairs which showcased a timeline, film, and other parts on the making of it. I visited all the exhibits and watch the film!

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France Travel Diary | Goats Cheese Farm, German War Cemetery

Monday 20th May 2019

The first day of Normandy, France was slightly uneventful. After travelling for half of the day, I went to explore the town I stayed in: Agon-Coutainville. I had a lovely afternoon at the beach and then a large dinner.

Tuesday 21st May 2019

My first full day of tourism! The first place I visited was a family-owned goats cheese farm. While I was there, there was an unexpected birth of a kid. I had to look away XD. Also, I got to try some of the cheese. My favourite was the chilli seasoned one!

Next stop was the German War cemetery. It certainly has its differences to the British one (which I visited later in the trip).

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