So last year was certainly the year I went a bit crazy with getaways – but each experience has a number of memories I’ll hold onto for a lifetime. I’ve written specifically about how to afford going away every other month as I did in 2016 (click here to read) but below are 13 reasons/ways which lead me to going away on 13 trips in 2017 and where I went:
A busy, fun and relaxing week well spent in the heart of the sizzling and very Spanish city turned out to be a week certainly learned!
Probably the worst bites I’ve encountered – those mosquitos were unruly! Thighs, wrists, legs, arms, FACE – woah.
A strong-distance friendship is a term I didn’t coin, but randomly said to one of my close friends, Marija, who lives in Switzerland. I think whether you live far away from or in a different country to one of your friends or not, there will always be distance in our friendships:
- Hectic schedules
…all seem to be the factors that widen the physical distance between my friends and I. However, that doesn’t in any way affect the friendship.
1. I love my own company.
I get stuff done, I don’t have to wait on anyone for anything, and the whole plan of the day is down to me and what I want to do; where I want to go, what I want to eat, and more. There’s a massive difference between being lonely; and being alone. Being alone made me feel empowered and independent. The more advanced our society is becoming, the more lonely a lot of millennials like myself are becoming, which is worrying. I decided to rebuke that and remind myself that time spent purely with myself sometimes can actually be very healthy.
I had done bits of research into a part of Europe I’d never visited before, but heard so many great things about Stockholm, as well as many other parts of Sweden.
“What’s your favourite country visit?” is often a hard question to answer. I’ve just returned from the glorious motherland, my parents’ original home, and experienced it in the best way I could imagine.
It’s refreshing knowing that through my social media accounts, I was able to change ignorant minds and thoughts about Nigeria.