Barcelona, it’s a city everyone seems to love. I have to admit, I’m not particularly well travelled when it comes to Europe (considering it’s my home continent!) I’ve certainly seen a lot more of Asia than I have of Europe. I knew very little about Barcelona, other than the fact everyone seems to really like it.
Just over a year after I left Hong Kong, and around ten months since returning to the UK, I have found myself reflecting more on the big changes the past twelve months have brought to my life. I also realised that I’d made a bit of a travel blogger fail and not written a ‘life after travelling’ post.. so here goes!
I want to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city one day simply disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book.
James Joyce, (on Ulysses)
A short but mesmerising trip to Lyon where we attended a gig in the 2000 year old Théâtres Romains de Fourvière. A quick guide and overview of our time enjoying Mac de Marco and Tame Impala live, lots of cheese and the cities many charms.
Belfast, so often overlooked when considering ‘where to go’ in the UK, Ireland and indeed Europe. Belfast has really formed its own, very special identity over the years. It’s not England, it’s not Ireland – It’s very much just Northern Ireland. It really is a special place that i’ve had the chance to get to know so well.
The morning finally came when we were to be transported to Bangkok. An ambulance brought us directly to the tarmac by the plane the doctor arrived on. I was taken through security while the doctor from Bangkok hooked Ben up to various medication.
Straight away, we ordered a tuk-tuk to take us to the hospital. By this stage, the pain was excruciating for Ben, he could not walk without assistance.
The first stop in the Southeast Asia part of our trip was Luang Prabang in Laos. Our main destinations in Southeast Asia were to be Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. Laos was something of a last minute decision, as it was the most convenient place to access from China. After researching into it a bit more, I became increasingly interested in the country. We planned to spend time in Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng, before finishing off in Si Phan Dong, the ‘four thousand islands’.