Riccione

Sorry it’s been a while. I’ve been quite busy being back at uni and with Easter that was a few weeks ago.

Anyways, as I write to you it is well and truly close until I head away (just under 2 months), so I thought I’d tell you a bit about my next destination after beautiful, sunny Croatia!

Once my Sail Croatia is over, I will be catching an overnight ferry to the beautiful Italy. More specifically I’ll be heading to a place called Riccione, which I’ve heard is perfect for young people, has great shopping, and ideal for people who want a bit of RnR by the beach!

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I’ve been to Italy twice before, and with an understanding of the language, and having an Italian background, I will be very eager to get there and explore the Adriatic Coast, a side of Italy I’ve never been to before.

As I told you before, I’ll be catching an overnight ferry to Italy from Croatia, and can I tell you I am freaking out. I am able to swim, and I love the water, but the thought of going from one country to another by boat is really messing with me, especially because it is overnight. Anyway, I guess there is still a bit of time before I have to do that, and who knows, maybe a week on the water in Croatia will help me overcome that fear.

So… Why Riccione?

I chose Riccione because of its vicinity to Croatia, (Croatia is such a painful country to fly in and out of) and I wanted to go to a place in Italy which isn’t completely filled with tourists from outside of Europe. I did a bit of research, and originally chose Rimini as my destination of choice, however after speaking to a few people and getting their input, Riccione sounded like the destination of choice for me.

It’s famous for it’s piadina, which I loooove! They are similar to a quesadilla, but an Italian version!

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I’m excited for a beach in Italy that has sand (even though all beaches in Australia do), and the images of colourful beach umbrellas will add vibrancy and a relaxed and happy atmosphere to this part of my holiday.

Essentially, as you can probably tell I am super excited to hit the beautiful Italy, however I don’t really know what to expect, which is what creates the excitement in it all.

Next up, my last destination on my trip (yes, very sad I know, but it’s a good one)

Speak soon,

A

xx

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My Week on a Boat

Once I say Goodbye to the Queen,Β  I will be heading to Croatia for a week of partying, tanning, and jumping into the crystal clear waters of the Dalmatian Coast on Sail Croatia.

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I’m so happy to finally be able to tick this off my bucket list as it has been something I’ve always wanted to do, and have heard great reviews about Croatia and how beautiful the country is.

I will be going into this experience quite oblivious to everything as I have no idea what to expect, nor do I know one word of Croatia. However, from reviews that I’ve read and pictures I’ve seen my expectations should be high as people have raved on about how it was the best week of their life.

I’ll be heading to Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik and other towns that are along the Dalmatian Coast on my week long adventure.

I’m very excited to head on this adventure as it’s a country I have never visited, and it’s one that I’m not quite familiar with, nor do I know much about it.

I’m looking forward to learning about Croatia, but ultimately meeting new people, partying, however waking up to crystal clear waters and spending my days in the sun on a boat is what really has enticed me to take part in this tour.

Speak soon, and I look forward to letting you know about the next part of my solo adventure and heading to beautiful Italy.

A

Xx

London Calling

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I’M GOING TO LONDON BABY

You won’t believe how keen I am to get there. After my Contiki, I will be saying Adios to Spain and heading to one of the coolest places ever… LONDON!!!!!

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The first time I went to London was in 2011, when I was just 15 years old, and I instantly loved it. Jamie Oliver, The Royals, One Direction … What’s not to love about the UK.

My trip to London will be the first time I will be completely alone in a foreign country, and I am that excited about it. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t really mind my own company, and I’m not really afraid to be alone, so the chance to spend a week in London by myself will not only be eye-opening, but full of adventure.

The thing that I am excited about the most is that I will be able to do what I want and when I want. Seeing the things that I want to see and eating what I want.

London is rich in culture, has beautiful markets, amazing museums, fabulous shopping (Hello Oxford St!), and Jamie’s Italian!!!!!!!

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My Oyster card is already in my wallet ready for my arrival into Heathrow, and the tube awaits.

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Although I’ve been to London before, my 20 year old self needs a refreshing of the surroundings and location of things, so the touristy Hop-On, Hop-Off bus is what I will be using on my first full day in the city, once I’m comfortable and get my bearings, the tube will be my friend. I also look forward to walking through the city and taking in the beautiful surrounds.

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Hyde Park – London

Here is a list of some of the places I’m most excited to visit:

  • Notting Hill & Portobello Market (especially after watching Notting Hill a few weeks ago)
  • Borough Market (the food looks incredible)
  • Camden Market (are you sensing the market theme)
  • The Tate Modern
  • Shopping on Oxford Street and Regent Street
  • The Canals and Little Venice
  • Carnaby Street
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Hyde Park and Regent Park
  • Convent Garden
  • Eating at Jamie’s Italian (in Convent Garden) and Jamie’s Diner (in Leicester Square… hopefully it’s still around)

I hope this post leaves you somewhat as excited as I am.

I look forward to letting you know the destination I will be visiting after London.

Hint: It’s a week on a boat.

Stay tuned,

A

Xx