Travel Moments of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on what really has been an awesome year. We’ve travelled to some incredible places, fallen in love with most of them, and had lots of amazing visitors who, even after three years in Bangkok, continue to come and see us. We really are so lucky.

IMG_24182017 began with New Year in Sydney, a total bucket list trip for me. I loved Australia and will definitely return to see more of this spectacular country- maybe in 2018 we’ll go again! My other half was born on the west coast of Australia and is really keen to get there next.

IMG_3087In February, my parents came and I finally made it up to Northern Thailand and fell totally in love with the chilled vibe and elephants of Chiang Mai. Another place that is calling me to go back. We spent some time in Khao Lak that holiday too and although beautiful, I won’t be heading back anytime soon.

IMG_3995At the last minute, my best friend from uni decided to join us on our trip to Indonesia at Songkran where we had the most insane time in Bali, Lombok and Gili Air. Not only did we hang out with a load of friends during the trip but I also got to spend some time with my cousins and their families who were on Lombok. We had such a brilliant time, we are heading back in April to do it all again!

IMG_4705In May it was nearly time to say goodbye to our Bangkok Besties so we headed to The Slate in Phuket with them to do it in style. An awesome hotel that we will no doubt keep returning to whenever possible!

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In the summer, we spent a month back in the UK visiting friends and family, stocking up on all those things we can’t get here in Thailand and eating our way through every meal we miss. We had a couple of fab weeks in Spain with my parents too, a place that is genuinely one of my favourites in the entire world.

We called in at Abu Dhabi on the way back from the UK to Bangkok. I had plans to visit the Grand Mosque and the souks but the heat was so ridiculous (and we had club lounge access) so we pretty much stayed shoulder deep in the pool for two days sipping cocktails!

September saw me take my first trip to neighbouring Vietnam, where I promptly fell in love with Hanoi (I did say there was a lot of love in this post). Despite only being in the city for a long weekend, we crammed in so much and would absolutely go back!

My parents came back for their second yearly dose of Asia in October so we headed to Cambodia for a long weekend to experience Angkor Wat. It was an incredible few days and ticked another thing off the bucket list. I loved seeing the temples and had a great time in Siem Reap.

IMG_8884October half term was earmarked for total relaxation so we took my parents back to a resort that we had visited two years previous, the Santhiya Khao Yao Yai, and then onto the most gorgeous Air BnB in Phuket. It really was a week of doing nothing but recharging the batteries for the next stretch of school through to Christmas!

Singapore Weekend 2We popped to Singapore for the weekend in November to meet my cousins new baby and catch up with friends. I really love Singapore and could totally move there when we next get itchy feet!

We spent an incredible Christmas in the Maldives which truly did live up to all expectations!

I am finishing this post on New Year’s Eve, sat next to the pool in Khao Yai, an area in Thailand known for its rainforest National Park. The area is beautiful and even more special as my sister and her boyfriend are here with us. Happy new year everyone!


Plans for our 2018 adventures are already formulating and I hope we are as lucky with our travels as we have been this year, there is nothing more amazing than visiting new places so here’s to even more fun next year! What were your favourite moments and places of 2017?

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  1. ecoannie says:

    Happy Hogmanay when it comes Becs. Fabby pics and comments. Definitely want to check out some of the places on your bucket list. xx

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    1. Happy new year to you too Annie!! If you add mine, I’ll add Antarctica (not that it wasn’t there already!!) gonna be an epic year for you!! ❄️🇦🇶😘 x

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      1. ecoannie says:

        Ok deal, Maldives would defo be #1!

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  2. What an amazing post and year! You must make plans to visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai again in 2018. You’ll love it! ❤️

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    1. We’ve been super lucky to have such awesome travels this year! x

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  3. In Roseac says:

    Enjoyed reading this! ♡

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      1. In Roseac says:

        Thank you so much darling! Happy New Year to you too ♡♡

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  4. DGGYST says:

    Good lord. What a beautiful life! Happy New year!

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    1. Work hard, travel hard! Happy new year lovely! X

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  5. stashy says:

    Such amazing photos of your travels! Happy New Year! 😀

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    1. Thanks lovely! Happy new year to you too! 😊

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  6. Very jealous of all your travels! Bali captured my heart when we went last year and we have itchy feet to go back to Asia and see some more places now. My friend visited Singapore this year and I’m now desperate to go too!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

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    1. Well if you come to Bangkok let me know!! x

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  7. Your travels this year look amazing!! Mine was New York and that was amazing in itself!!

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    1. Oh wow, I went to NY when I was a kid and am sooooo desperate to go back!! Very jealous! x

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  8. HeyitsTay says:

    Love it! I definitely have to follow for some travel inspiration! I made a similar post! Hope you’ll go check it out

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  9. Sunaina Das says:

    Want to travel a lot after reading this and I Love the post so much , love reading how you have described it. Keep it up 💕
    Also Please check out my latest post on How to travel Like a Pro –
    https://sunainadasblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/travel-like-a-pro-delsey-luggage/

    Hope you will like it ❤️
    Xoxo,
    Sunaina

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  10. lifeasjazz says:

    Beautiful pictures!!

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  11. Amazing blog. You must had such a great time visiting all those places. 😁

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, it’s definitely the thought of travel that gets me through the daily grind! x

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  12. Victoria says:

    Great photography!! I love your blog!

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    1. Ahhh, thanks so much Victoria! 😊

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  13. Incredible photos! I’d love to make my way to Bangkok and Abu Dhabi as well one of these days🙂

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    1. Oooo I hope you do! I’m sure you’ll love them both! 😊 x

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  14. Your post gives us major wanderlust–just stunning!! Happy travels in 2018!

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  15. Wow! You really did have an amazing year, I too fell in love with Chiangmai, Hanoi and Cambodia. Great post!

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    1. Thank you! Any recommendations of where I should try and get to this year? X

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      1. The Philippines for sure! I spent two and a half weeks there and went to Moalboal (Cebu), Bohol, El Nido, Coron & Boracay. Out of them all I 100% recommend you visit El Nido and Coron; the island tours and beaches are absolutely stunning. Paradise on Earth! x

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      2. Amazing – thank you! The Philippines just looks so gorgeous! Is definitely on the list!! x

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  16. jnstigen says:

    The pictures were amazing! The way you talk about all of these places make me wish that I could see them in person too.

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    1. Definitely somewhere worth getting to one day, truly one of the most breathtaking places I have ever been! x

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  17. Oh my your photos are beautiful in this post.

    XOXO Kim

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    1. Thanks Kim! I still can’t get over how gorgeous it was! Not many places don’t need a filter!! x

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  18. Good trip. My friend lives in Sydney. There are 38 now. It’s very hot for me.

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  19. How beautiful! I’m hoping to visit a lot of those places someday. Hopefully, 2018 brings a whole other set of beautiful memories and adventures.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you visit all of these places soon! x

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  20. whereandknit says:

    wonderful shots! that elephant omg! so cute!

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    1. Thank you! He was so beautiful!

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