Hello beautiful people and welcome back to my blog. As we are heading towards peak summer season, I honestly can’t help but think of going away on a trip. I had a few trips planned for the summer that had to be cancelled of course due to the pandemic, so we’re just going to reminisce. I have been fortunate enough to travel and discover the world which I am really grateful for. Traveling is definitely one of my favourite things to do and I would encourage anyone to travel whenever they get a chance. We live in a world filled with the most beautiful places and it would be a waste not to see them. So I decided to share some of my favourite holiday destinations and memories. Although I don’t have pictures of all the places, I will try and find some pictures online to share with you guys. I have more places I’d like to visit but for now.. let’s have a little trip down memory lane.
1. I’m going to start with one of my earliest holiday memory. My mom and I went to Nairobi ( Kenya) and Seychelles, where I spent my 12th birthday sipping on freshly squeezed pineapple juice and a delicious tuna pizza. Visiting Seychelles, I can remember the beautiful bungalows we were staying in, the cute little birds joining us for breakfast, my mom cranking up different versions of Cafe del mar every morning, the clear blue waters, the white sandy beaches, the palm trees, the culture and most of all our amazing and hilarious tour guide/ driver. I had the most fun experiencing being at the beach for the first time, traveling away from home and really living life as a little island girl. Seychelles is also the place where I first ate octopus and where my love for seafood was found. Seychelles is a destination I still desire to visit again because truly it was one of the most beautiful places I’d ever been to. I’d really urge you to add Seychelles on your bucket list because it truly is a magical place.
2. After Seychelles, we spent a couple of days in Kenya, Nairobi. The adventures in Nairobi were so different to Seychelles. I learnt so much in Nairobi, met amazing people and again was surrounded by culture. One of my memories in Nairobi is visiting the famous giraffe centre and feeding the giraffes, I can remember feeling excited and scared, I’d never been so close to a giraffe before and they really are beautiful animals. I also remember stopping on the way to the centre because a bunch of little monkeys decided to block the road this is a true story. We also dined at a famous restaurant that served all kinds of meats, I was offered crocodile meat which I kindly denied! Nairobi was so pretty, one thing I was familiar with was the language, although it’s slightly different to ours, both our countries speak Swahili, so we were able to bargain our way with vendors and find our ways around. I also remember getting my hair braided however that was probably one of the most painful braids I ever had. if you’ve ever had your hair braided then you know if they pull it too much it’s really a headache.
3. Third destination, was my first Christmas skiing trip with my family. We started this tradition when I started university, where we would go skiing for a couple of days celebrating Christmas and New Years up in the snowy mountains of Galtür, Austria. Learning how to ski was definitely an adventure, despite the fact that I bruised my knee, it really was one of my most memorable holidays. Also because it was my first white Christmas, as in full on snow on Christmas Day, staying in a chalet hotel, skiing, drinking Lumumbas (hot chocolate + Cognac/ brandy) best thing to drink during your skiing break. Skiing holidays have their own magic that again everyone should experience.
This post is getting a little long and I’ve decided that I will do a part two of my most recent holiday memories. Each of these places hold a social place in my heart and I’ll forever cherish the memories I made there.
I hope you enjoyed reading and maybe also reminisced on some of your own holidays. Here’s a question..
What was your favourite holiday destination and why is that place so special to you??
Let me know down in the comment section below.