Wow, what a year. Seriously, how quickly has it gone!? It feels like only yesterday I was watching the Top 2000 on TV with a glass of prosecco and counting down to midnight, then boarding a plane to start the new year in Spain! (Ooh, and I’m rhyming!)
But now it’s 12 months later… and boy, what a year the Dutchie and I have had! Personally, 2015 will go down in history for me as the year I travelled every month. Yup – in 2015, I left the Netherlands at least once, every single month. Not sure how or why this happened exactly, but I’m so glad it did.
Disclaimer: Normally I try not to make posts all me, me, me. But this one kinda is. (Sorry. Ish.)
Trip to Torremolinos, Spain. (If you’re thinking of going… and you’re under the age of 65, you may need to rethink your plans. It is absolutely overrun with silver foxes!) We still had fun though! And it was so nice to be walking around in shorts in the first week of January!!
Trip to England to meet my best friend’s baby boy, H. He’s awesome. Managed to squeeze in a quick trip to the pub with some other friends… (For obvious reasons!)
We visited Brussels (another first) and went to France to visit my parents, with a quick stop to Le Mans on the way home. (The place where we first met *insert cheesy heart emoji here*.)
Stuttgart, Germany – for work. Yep, I left the country, but apparently it was the most boring trip ever. I don’t have a single photo.
In May one of my brothers got married, so a trip to the UK was in order! We also visited France (again) to see my parents along with The Dutchie’s whole family!
France – AGAIN! This time for the wedding of two of our best friends in Ernes. We also visited Cancale which is famous for its oysters. Well, we couldn’t just take their word for it…
Closer to home, we visited the tiny village of Watergang in North Holland. Mooi!
In July we had two weddings to attend in the UK. My other brother and one of my Uni friends. I already wrote a whole post about this trip, so if you’d like to read it it’s here: Being a Tourist in my Home Country
More exploring Holland. In August we went to Enkhuizen, Den Bosch (‘s-Hertogenbosch) and the Hook of Holland. (Post here: Weekendje Weg Tip)
We also went to Malta for our first wedding anniversary! I’ve tried and failed multiple times to write a post about that amazing holiday. Jammer! But in a nutshell: GO TO MALTA! IT’S AMAZING!
The Malta trip crossed over to September and I also went to the UK to visit my beautiful new niece, who is affectionately nicknamed Turtle. (Don’t ask!)
(And yes, I know what you’re thinking! This has probably been the busiest, most expensive year ever!! 4 weddings and a baby! What the actual fuck!?)
First visit to Kinderdijk. There’s a post about that: I have this thing with Windmills
Ooh, ooh and don’t forget Zandaam!
We also went on an epic road trip to Portugal, Spain and France. It was the Dutchie’s first time in Portugal! Again, I probably should write a post about that, but I just haven’t had time. (And I know you guys aren’t the biggest travel post fans, yeah – I check my stats sometimes ;-))
*Realises she’s currently writing a travel post. Oops!*
First time at a German Christmas Market. EPIC. There’s a post about that: Kertmarkt(en) Koblenz
Trip to England for work, fake Christmas with my family and my niece’s first Christmas! Cannot wait!
What a year! Phew! I’m kinda tired just thinking about it!
On top of everything I’ve mentioned above – I’ve also visited Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans and Utrecht more times than I can possibly count! We had soooo many visitors this year! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Hopefully this continues into next year! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink!
And what does 2016 have in store? Possibly not as much foreign travel as 2015, because boy, that racks up! But I do want to visit as many new places in NL as possible, including the Frisian Islands. (Still so annoyed I haven’t visited any of them yet!!) And there might be a cheeky trip to Thailand too! Fingers crossed!
What are your travel plans for 2016?