Saturday, 31 October 2015

Goodbye London... Hello New Adventures

I'm currently thousands of feet up in the air and have opened my blog for the first time in months. It's not that I had no material to my fill pages, it's that I had 3 months to enjoy spending time with my family and my friends and to lap up the last of London (for a while anyway). The last few months have filled me with special memories that shall be kept in my heart and taken with me as I begin a new chapter of travel and adventure. 
Celebrating my 30th birthday with friends and family.

Last shot of London! ❤️

So here I am on my way to NYC to celebrate my 30th birthday and begin my journey in a city that I love. From here I shall take the tremendous journey (thank goodness I love flying ha ha) to New Zealand where I will spend 5 weeks exploring both the North and South islands- can't wait to finally see this beautifully picturesque country for myself. 

A map of the G Adventures tour I will be doing!

After New Zealand, I'll be flying to Cairns, Australia to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Although I'm not a diver I'm looking forward to snorkelling and seeing the vastness, beauty and the creatures of the ocean. I shall then continue my journey of Australia on the grey hound bus. As of yet I am not decided on the places I will stop off at, so if anyone has any "must sees" on the east coast- let me know!! 
I will be travelling down the east coast for three weeks arriving in Melbourne in time for the festive period, and fortunately I have dear friends that I shall be sharing Christmas with. I'm intrigued to see what a Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is thing's for sure, I'll be loving the sunshine!

The final stop on the first part of my 9 month journey is Thailand. One of my best friends from back home is meeting me and we'll be heading to Ko Phangan for New Years (yes, it will be a full moon first time experience!). After Phangan we're heading over to Ko Tao and even though I have been before, I think it's just one of the most beautiful islands. My friend is staying with me for two weeks and then I'm hoping to do a yoga retreat for a few days. I will have another two weeks to island hop before flying back to London via Mumbai. 

At this present moment I'm excited for what lays ahead, for new experiences and for finally making one of my dreams actually come true :-) 

If you have any recommendations for any of the places I'm visiting, would love some tips!! 

Until New York,