I’m not the kind of person who sets resolution each year in January. For me New Year only means another 365 days I’ll try to fill with as much memories as possible. I already have some concrete plans, I have many more on my mind and I believe I can come up with even more until the end of the year. Before I get into my plans for 2017 I’d like to take a moment to remember what I did last year.
January and February were mostly spent in Slovenia, just taking a few one-day trips and visiting sites nearby. In March me and my boyfriend went To Rovinj, Croatia over the weekend. We stayed in hotel Lone, a wonderful design hotel by LHD architects. We rarely stay at hotels when we travel so this was a nice change. I still remember how comfortable the room was – all white whit huge panoramic window overlooking the pine trees and sea outside. It was windy and cold outside so our bed felt even softer, warmer and more comfortable!
In April and May we were more active and made more trips, but again we stayed inside the country lines. When June came, the real adventures started. I went to island Lošinj, Croatia as part of 20.000 km by car across Europe project, but also visited islands of Cres and Ilovik. It was first such experience for me and I have only the best memories when thinking about that week. After one week vacation i was back to real life and had to finish my final project and make a model that was almost taller than myself. My work was over so a quick break was well deserved so me and my boyfriend headed to Lago di Garda in Italy, which I’ll remember as my hottest trip since it was 30°C + all the time.
July was my best travel month because this is when our trip to Burgundy, France took place. A group of students from the faculty of Ljubljana went there and we measured and documented Norman churches for two weeks. These are the two weeks I’ll remember for life. I already shared many photos on Instagram, but didn’t have time to write a proper post about it (but I will, I promise!).
view from the rock of Solutré
Château de Cormatin
In August I spent a week in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia and we made a day-trip to Großglockner, the highest mountain of Austria. At the end of the month me and some of my friend went to Oxford for a week. We also visited the white cliffs of Dover, that were unforgettable.
Großglockenr panorama road
white cliffs of Dover
September is usually the travel month for me, but this year it was rather low-key because my boyfriend had to finish his masters degree and didn’t know all the dates in advance so we decided to stay home to be safe. We only took a short trip to catch the last sun rays on island Krk, Croatia and it was really nice – warm, not crowded and sunny all the time.
Baška, island Krk
In October the classes started again but I still took a week of to go to Valencia, Spain. Now I’ll be honest, because talking only good things about places I didn’t enjoy isn’t my goal. I was just thinking about how I can’t really get excited over Spain and I don’t know why. I just can’t seem to feel this country. I know that they have great food, great seaside, old cities and everything, but once again it all left me rather cold. I can’t figure out what my problem with Spain is, but I really think there’s something wrong there.
November was spent at home, studying and designing my new apartment and in December me and my boyfriend moved in together and I’ve been spending days thinking about shelves, drawers and tables ever since. We just finished our first room this week and I’m really excited about it. It all looks just the way I imagined it. However we took a few days in December to travel to Vienna for Christmas and we also visited Bratislava for a day.
Christmas market at Karlsplatz, Vienna
Carnuntum near Vienna
view from Bratislava castle
I just love making lists like this because this is how you see what a great year you had. Also I take it as a challenge to make the upcoming year even better – and believe me – this year will be even better, but more about that in my next post! :)