Well I’ve just come back from 3.5 weeks in Europe (and Africa). The first 2.5 weeks with my bf and then I went off on my own for the last bit for a musical festival.
Greece - Definitely my fave place in the world for a ‘holiday’. The most relaxing week of my trip. We started in an island called Milos which was definitely a fave of mine. The smaller less touristy islands are the best and nothing beats getting a quad bike and exploring the different beaches. I didn’t like Santorini (which I had been to before) as it has become so touristy but the sunsets there are still stunning. Mykonos overall is still my fave and had a couple of fun nights there. I was surprised how much quieter Mykonos was to Santorini.
Morocco - Did an 8 day Busabout tour. Started in Casablanca then Fez, Sahara desert, Todra Gorge, Ben Haddhou and finished in Marrakech. This country was definitely a culture shock and the food became hard after a while. Most people on our tour got sick mostly from food poisoning. I wasn’t a fan of any of the cities but places like Todra Gorge and Ben Haddhou were amazing. The highlight of the trip was definitely camel riding into the Sahara and sleeping under the stars. Amazing.
Portugal - Had 3 days in Lisbon but we spent 2 days doing day trips outside to Sintra, Cascais, Fatima, Nazare and Obidos. I absolutely loved everything that I saw in Portugal. Lisbon was such a nice city and we were there when they got through to the next round of the world cup, so the massive square with the soccer big screen was like one big party. The sites and everything here I just loved. One of my fave cities in the world that’s for sure.
Netherlands - So I ended the trip on my own in Netherlands. I stayed 1 night in Amsterdam and then went out to Zandvoort for Luminosity Beach Festival for 3 days. This was the best event I’ve ever attended, the music was amazing, met so many people and made friends for life. This weekend they had extremely warm wether (28 degrees) which is rare for the Netherlands which resulted in spectacular sunsets over the mainstage at the end of each night. It really was something special.
Really good trip and it’s now a struggle to be home and at work. Still very jet lagged!