It’s July, we’re already over 6 months into 2017 so let’s take a breath and look back at our original Travel Wishlist from the end of last year. Did we manage to get to any of those places and if so, how did they live up to our expectations.
It’s still number one on our wishlist but we haven’t any plans to visit in the near future but things change. At the moment, the main issues are the cost and the flights. Despite flying regualarly Mrs W is not a big fan of long haul flights (although upper class does seem to help!)
However we are still watching lots of Japan travel videos and it looks facinating. We really hope to visit in 2018.
We had the chance to visit the historic Polish city of Krakow in January and yes it was cold, very cold.
Despite the temperature, we found it a really interesting city (without the crowds of Prague). You cannot ignore the dark history of Krakow but today’s city is cosmopolitan, with really good restaurants and bars, it also has a big jazz heritage.
We stayed at the Puro Hotel a really good contemporary hotel close to the centre of the old town.
We will definitely be going back to Poland in the near future.
Boston And New England
We haven’t been yet but we have booked a road trip for October. We will be flying into Boston, exploring New England then it’s down to New York and flying home from there.
We will let you know how we get on.
Well strictly speaking we haven’t visited Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) but we did visit Iceland which is part of the larger Nordic region. We really enjoyed Iceland and were glad we rented a car and explored the more remote areas. It was also great being there in the winter with the dramatic snow-covered landscape straight from ‘Game Of Thrones‘.
You can see more of our trip in our Icelandic Daily Vlogs.
We actually loved Iceland so much that we are going back in the summer to explore the North East.
Unfortunately Morocco is a country which is still outstanding from our 2017 wishlist. This is surprising as Morocco is one of the easiest places to get to from the UK. As we have just got back from the heat of a Florida summer we may avoid the Moroccan summer and look at visiting in the cooler spring.
We still have no plans to visit Sri Lanka and for the same reasons why we haven’t visited Japan. If we had to chose between Japan and Sri Lanka we think Japan has the edge at the moment however, things change.
April was a great time to visit Lisbon, the weather was perfect, sunny but not too hot for touring the city. We loved the food and the atmosphere of the Portuguese capital, it slightly reminded us of Barcelona before all of the hype.
When you go you must take a trip to Sintra and the wonderfully colourful Pena Palace.
Japan or Sri Lanka, which one do you think we should visit?
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