2015 has been quite a year. We spent time in 11 countries and 45 cities. We travelled with family and friends, explored new parts of the world and learned about different cultures and cuisines. We threw ourselves 100% into travel, adding new destinations to our itinerary and squeezing in as many extra trips as we could. It wasn't perfect, we found ourselves utterly exhausted at times, had difficult goodbyes and struggled to find the right travel/life balance. But on the whole it was an incredibly fun and interesting year.
Here's our 2015...
January – The year began on our balcony in Ho Chi Minh City, watching the New Years Eve fireworks and catching up with our friends Alice and Matt who travelled with us for the first 3 months of the year.
February – The best beach sunsets in the Philippines.
March – Japan became an instant favourite and we threw ourselves into as many Japanese experiences as we could (like purikura photo booths!).
April – Eating everything in Tokyo.
May - After a year of travelling, we headed back to England to see family and friends, indulge in home comforts and have a much needed rest.
June – And then it was time to get back on the road. Lisbon was our first stop, a city full of brilliant street art.
July – Getting into yoga, something I plan to pursue further next year.
August – Eating ice cream in Berlin's markets with family and friends (we had four sets of visitors that month!).
September – Bologna quickly became one of my favourite European cities.
October – Cycling around the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.
November – A horse riding adventure in Vinales, Cuba.
December – One of my favourite travel experiences, learning about Mayan traditions in San Cristobal, Mexico.
So, on to 2016! We don't really have any plans yet – a first for us. After spending so much time on travel adventures over the last 12 months, we want to focus more on work and health next year, two things we've found difficult without a solid routine. We'll still be travelling, but things are going to be a little different.
Happy New Year!