My 2017 Travel Recap

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One more year is coming to an end, and -as every single year-  I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. 2017 has it fair share of ups and downs for me as for everyone.

However I still had the chance to do my fair share of travels. Looking back at it, it could be defined by one country->  England AKA the country I visited the most.

Despite this I still managed to visit some new places, and add a new country to my travel list.

2017 TRAVEL RECAP

January 

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London, England

I started 2017 in London with my friends as I was there to see the fireworks, and I must admit that it was a bit of a let down as our spot wasn’t the best for the fireworks. Although the atmosphere was really fun and friendly so it does balance it out !

The weather was quite bad so we didn’t get to do much on the 1st and 2nd only basics touristy stuff.
It was quite a nice way to start off the year still !

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Bristol, England

My second trip came shortly after. This time it was to Bristol. I spent a week-end there, the weather was pretty terrible. Overall I felt the city was quite meh. Around Clifton Bridge the area was nice, however Stoke Croft some street art there is nice but, erm sorry no.

April 

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Angoulême, France

Fast forward to April, with a nice spring weather when I went on a nice relaxing week-end to Angoulême with my best friend. The town is fairly small, and well-known for its comic festival.

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May 

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Bath, UK

One month later I was again on a plane to England, this time it was to visit Bath. I absolutely LOVED it ! If you’re visiting south-west England you definitely need to visit Bath (and Somerset in general!) I did a little list about what you can do in Bath ! 🙂

 

June 

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London, UK

My little brother turned 18th and a month later my other brother would turn 20th so I had the idea to take them on a trip to London as the EuroStar was having some discount (you can enjoy discount all year long on EuroStar Snap if you’re flexible with your time schedule)

July

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Honfleur, France 

I had no expectations for Honfleur as it was just a trip with close friends, and I thought wherever we would go we would have fun. However it was surprisingly nice and quite touristy.

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Soon after I headed to Brittany for a military event and see some family.

Which I totally lost pictures of. Oh well.

 

August

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Corfu, Greece 

This one was actually totally unplanned, as I wrote in my post about Corfu this was a spontaneous trip. Planned it in a heartbeat and next thing I know I was in a bus to Brussels before I took a plane to Corfu.
Not without any trouble though.

I loved that trip bits to bits. Luxurious scenery, crystal water and some actual heat, nothing compared to what “Summer” was in Paris at that time.

After this I headed back to saw some family in Brittany again.

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September 

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Portimao, Portugal  + Amsterdam, Netherlands

To end summer time I took one last trip with a friend to the Algarve, it was my first time in Portugal but definitely not the last time.  Portugal is fairly cheap so it’s a great budget destination ! It has a lot of delicious food and breathtaking scenery.

On our way back we made a short cut to Amsterdam as it was cheaper to fly to Amsterdam and then head over to Paris by Thalis than to fly directly to Paris.
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October – December

Bristol, England

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I was supposed to go on an Erasmus exchange to Kent, University however I didn’t pass all my semesters so my exchange was cancelled (that’s a down, yep). I had saved quite a lot of money so I decided to go to a language school to polish my English skills.
Ok, so now I know I said I wasn’t too fond of Bristol, but as I couldn’t find any school I liked in Bath I decided to give Bristol a second chance. And I grow quite fondly of this city where I stayed 2 months.

I will write more about it in a later post ! In the meantime I made a little video of this two months 🙂 check it out !

 

I also managed to do some little trips to close by cities :

Bath at the beginning and end of my trip.

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Weston-Super-Mare

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And finally Wells.

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And this sums up my year of travel. Looking back at it travel wise, it was a pleasant year. And I can only look forward to 2018 for my next adventures !

Enjoy,
Lyne

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3 Comments

  1. You’ve been so many places this year Lyne! I’m so jealous 😍😍😍 bath looks especially beautiful but your photos of Corfu are just to die for! I can’t wait to see what travels you’ll be slim in 2018 x

    1. Thank you dear <3 ! Bath and Corfu are both such beautiful places in their own ways 😍

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