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Highlights of 2017: My Travels and Adventure

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The great adventures of 2017 is tailing off, this year has flown so quickly. It felt like a distant memory! Here’s a quick recap of my year 2017, with wonderful experience and amazing travels that I have fully enjoyed.

My 2017 first adventure was a Valentines day spent in Hamburg, Germany. Wandering around the city was a bliss, a perfect place for photography stroll from new and modernist buildings somewhat controversial to the locals  and the old but stunning neo-classical architectural designs.

A solo road trip around Israel was a great achievement. Visiting the Holy site was so mesmerising, imagine visiting biblical places like Nazareth, Jerusalem, The Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem and floating in the Dead Sea.

The entire journey was an enlightening  for me,  not everything you hear about Israel News is True. Go and explore Israel, it is a safe place to visit! Here’s the link of my Israel Road trip and Jerusalem Old Walls and Beyond.


I spent my Birthday in the Philippines, the most exciting part was hiking in Sagada, Mountain Province with my sister Jhell and visiting the ancient burial sites of the locals ( known the Hanging Coffins ) and the views of the Sagada Rice Terraces was breath taking. Ticking off my bucket list for my birthday week was a perfect gift! Here’s the link of my Travel hacks to Sagada.

It has been a great year for me in regards to my hiking adventures. This year I had the chance to summit the highest peak of  Brecon Beacon in South Wales ” The Pen Y Fan” and exploring the Peak District area. Hopefully 2018 I will be hiking more amazing places around U.K or even abroad. Here’s the link of Brecon Beacon and Peak District

Exploring the South of France was magical. Discovering the Roman remains around the South of France was fascinating, visiting the two well preserved Nimes Arena and Arles Arena like the Coliseum in Rome.

A picnic day out at the Pont du Gard  and Pont d’Avignon while admiring the impressively beautiful architecture of the bridge. Completes with sumptuous French food and sipping the local wine was a splendid culinary experience. Here’s a link of my Summer getaway in Nîmes South France.

An epic road trip to the Ring of Kerry and exploring Killarney area was a great way to catch the last summer feeling. Kayaking around the National Park lake was indeed an exhilarating experience as well as cycling and hiking was a great and fun for the outdoor enthusiast.

Added bonus day out in County Cork discovering the beautiful history of Cobh city the last port call of the Titanic. And you of course night in Dublin’s Temple bar and Game of Thrones film locations road trip. Check out my blog post in Killarney a journey of fun and adventure, Day trip to Country Cork and Game of Thrones film locations.

Before I close the last chapter of 2017, I am on the look out for my last travel adventure somewhere warm and great for relaxing and architectural photography. I’m heading to Malta do watch out for this space!

At this point, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, for the support and love you have given to my blog and following my travel adventures! As well as those extraordinary people I met, along my path who makes every step of the journey worth while.

As we draw close to what has been an exciting 2017 for my travel adventures. I would like to wish everyone an amazing year ahead.

Welcoming 2018, means only one thing! It’s about time to plan ahead, to fill my year 2018 travel goals  with exciting places to explore, new cuisines to indulge,astounding views to savour, stunning architectural designs to capture, great outdoor activities to enjoy and thrilling road trips. And lastly to meet amazing strangers along a beautiful journey.

Insider’s Tip:

  • If you’re contemplating to do a Solo Travel adventure, I highly suggest go for it! It’s the best experience you will ever experience that’s for sure.
  • How many travels have you done this year? If Money is key to organising your travels don’t fret! Lookout for flight sales and last minute accommodation sales. It doesn’t need to be an expensive  holiday.
  • What about consider Staycation, you don’t need to go abroad to enjoy a holiday or plan a weekend getaway nearby.

Anneklien
Hi Im Meanne Anneklien, a part time traveller and photographer. I love solo travelling and through this blog I would like to inspire others to travel more. Lets explore and experience first hand the different cultures, customs and sample the world cuisines, and meeting amazing people along our wonderful journeys.

37 thoughts on “Highlights of 2017: My Travels and Adventure

  1. Looks like you tackled quite a bit while you were on the road in 2017. I visited Israel and the Brecon Beacons in 2016 – couldn’t be two more different places, funny that we both did them. 🙂 Hopefully you have a nice 2018 planned as well.

  2. 2017 sounds exciting for you. I’m sure you have the same energy for 2018. I’m yet to visit some the places you mentioned and I’m planning my bucket list for 2018. I’ve got some inspirations. And yes, Isreal is far more than what we hear in the news. It is peaceful that I was so amazed.

  3. Seems like you have had a fantastic year . The South of France and Germany are two things that I want to do the next time in Europe. And you did Israel – that was one destination that I hope to do a slow and long travel to for its scuba sites, Dead sea and Jerusalem . Cheers to an even better year ahead.

  4. Seems like you had the year of your life! Philippines, Germany, France, and Israel!?! Wow! I am from the Philippines too and I kick myself that I have never seen Sagada before but its up there on the bucket list. Another place that entrances me is Israel. It would be a DREAM to see it in person! Bookmarking your post for a future trip! xxx

  5. Some amazing trips! I love Nimes – and I also love the Brecon Becons though I’ve never climbed Pen y Fan, just hiked round (I had a friend with a cottage there). I hope 2018 brings you more adventures – and if you are back in the UK and haven’t been do try the Western Isles of Scotland (where my family comes from)

  6. 2017 treated you quite well in terms of travel. Of these I am really craving to go to Israel.
    I have been to parts of Germany but Philippines… not yet.
    Wishing you the very best in 2018 too.

  7. Oh I have so much love for Sagada too! In fact, I went away there when I had my first major broken heart! For some people in the Philippines, it’s a place where broken heart people go! lol And I’m visiting Germany, hopefully early next year! Yay! Probably Hamburg could be one of them! Israel is safe even for women, that’s indeed good to know!

  8. Wow! you have had an exceptional year of travel! I look forward to reading your posts about Israel and Jerusalem- somewhere I’ve always been interested in visiting and the Philippines! What place changed you the most this year?

    1. Every place we visit at some point it will touch our lives either the people we meet or just the things we observe… with my 207 travels it gives me more confidence to travel more-different place different experience.

  9. you had an awesome 2017! I would really love to visit Israel any time soon! I do hope that dream will come true. and Thank you for visiting the Philippines. I love Sagada, it always have a special place in my heart. Happy holidays! and more travels to come this year!

  10. Somehow every place you got to this year is one I’ve yet to visit. I was really bummed I missed TBEX in Killarney. I do hope to make it to the Philippines in 2018. Seems to be the place everyone is talking about these days.

  11. You have had quite the travel year and packed in a lot. I enjoyed visiting Israel some time ago and it is such an interesting place. I liked the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem the best. Where are you off to in 2018?

  12. Sounds like a wonderful year, with many incredible travels! You hit some fabulous countries this past 12 months, and congrats on getting to the summit of Brecon Beacon – will have to add that one to my 2018 list! I can’t wait to get to Israel so I’ll have to start digging through some of your posts 🙂 Happy new year!

  13. Sounds like you had a couple of fun trips over this past year. I went to Israel and traveled all around nearly two years ago now. While you need to be aware of what’s going on, it is generally safe.

    And I love Pont du Gard! It’s a really great place to kayak. There’s some rapids on that river and super fun.

  14. Congratulations. What an incredible journey of exploration through 2017. Looks like you had a fantastic time. I visited the Philippines too and was quite struck by its natural beauty. Wishing you more fun adventures in 2018 and can’t wait to read where you discover.

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