A little treat before we begin.
I really dislike to-do lists and new year’s resolutions, so I consciously avoid them. Especially when it comes to things that I enjoy doing in my free time, such as reading and watching films, I cannot and I don’t want to limit myself. When everything else in my everyday life is full of deadlines, time schedules and restrictions, I find considering pleasures as chores almost a barbaric way of thinking. So today, not having set any particular resolutions for 2016, I can reminisce this year light-heartedly, without worrying whether I “managed what I had to”, or not.
Since I really enjoyed last year’s post, I decided to keep the same format. The basic difference is that, this year, there are also photographs to enhance my 2016 highlights:
- The DOME, Experience «Traces» installation which I visited in March.
- My trip to florescent and always nostalgic Corfu, in May.
- My camping days at Kato Samiko, in August.
- My succeeding in my MA’s entrance exams, in September.
- Our trip to Sofia, in mid November.
- A job that, if nothing changes, will start soon.
I shall keep the same ending phrase as last year, since it still expresses how I feel: “I do have certain resolutions for the year to come but they can be summed up to this: create as many beautiful memories as possible.”
I wish you all a very, very happy 2017!
I think I love travel posts almost as much as travelling itself, both for reliving the experience and for sharing it!
Lets get to the point: from Nov 16 to Nov 20 me and my bf visited Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. About a month ago I was looking for cheap flights for this period, since I already knew that my uni classes would be cancelled, and a trip to Sofia seemed to be the perfect opportunity: great travel schedule, amazing prices and a beautiful city waiting to be discovered!
Day 1, Nov 16
We left home early in the morning, since our flight was at 9 am. Although nobody enjoys an early wake, this meant we’d have a whole day in front of us to stroll around…
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4 years ago I went camping for the first time.
Grumpy and unenthusiastic as I was, if someone had told me that I wouldn’t spend a summer vacation in a hotel room for the next few years, I’d have laughed so hard.
Yet here I am, waking up in a tent, bathing as the sun rises, drinking as the sun sets and counting the stars in moonless nights lit by our fires.
Even when every inch of my existence was covered in sand, not once did I think about leaving and, if I could, I would have stayed there for ever.