2013 - Glad it's over!

A look back at the great trips I went on in 2013: Last year's New Year's Eve I was in Paris. 

Later in January, I travelled to London to take a course and catch up with friends. 

While I was in England, I took a day trip to beautiful Bath. 

It was still cold when I met my blogger friend Miss Catita in Brussels for a weekend in February. 

In March I went back to London for great food and a visit to The Shard. 

In April I drove to Cologne to see the Justin Bieber concert. I have yet to meet a person who envies me for that (the concert). 

A couple of days after, I flew to Moscow but I had a stop in lovely Amsterdam first.  

I was very happy to visit my previous hometown Moscow again. A part of my heart will always be there. 

I didn't travel for two months, partly because I was sick and I did painting in my place. I was ready to hit the road again in July for one week in Bangkok... 

.... which was immediately followed by two weeks in New York City. 

Hamburg had been on my travel list for a long time. I finally made this wish come true at the end of August. 

Over the past few years, I have learned to appreciate Paris more, so I went back in September for a weekend. 

My flights to Bangkok and New York had earned me an almost free flight to Scotland. I visited Edinburgh...

... and Glasgow in October. 

In November I did a nine day road trip through California. It felt great to escape the cold and wake up to sunshine every day. 

Earlier this month I spent 17 hours in London, which was very short but fun. 

A few days later I flew to Milan, to hang out with my Italian friend G. 

2013 was a year full of challenges and dark times. I am glad that I made it through it. I know deep in my heart that 2014 can only be better. Wishing you a great start into the New Year! xo 


  1. It's so nice to look back and reflect! What a lovely past year for you. Cheers to an even better one . . xx

  2. Fantastic trips! I wish you even more interesting adventures in 2014!

  3. Lovely recap, I hope you have a pleasant new year :)

  4. Loved sharing your travels with you!
    Here's to a fabulous year ahead, Happy 2014 Anouka xoxo

  5. Love those pics!!!!
    Wish you the best for 2014


    Strawberry Blonde

  6. Wow, how amazing seeing all your trip just in one time, you traveled a lot and enjoy every places where you went! Still love the photo of you with your friend, you are sooo pretty! Wish you a great start into the new year dear, may the 2014 bring you many more travels, joy and health!:) Kisses, have fun! xo

  7. So many amazing and exciting trips for the year! Thanks for all your support and friendship during the past year. Wishing you a Fabulous 2014! May it inspire greatness and bring you heaps of success and love, topped with happiness, peace and prosperity.

  8. This is my dream year - full of travels! Wish you an amazing 2014 - better than 2013! Have fun tonight and "see" you next year!:)

  9. You had a great adventure during 2013. Wishing you all the best in the New Year 2014!

  10. Happy 2014!


  11. I'm so envious of all your travels!! Sounds like an amazing year. I wish you all the best in 2014, & maybe we can meet again this year! (chance I'll be going to London/Europe again in the Spring)

  12. I went to Bath to! I love England. I am glad 2013 is over. Time for new beginnings! Happy 2014!


  13. Happy new year, my dear!

  14. Amazing photos! Happy New year dear.

  15. Happy New Year darling! Wishing you all the best for 2014 and lots of exciting experiences! Can't wait to follow your journey in the New Year! And hope to meet you in person very soon! xoxo ES

  16. A lot of fantastic trips!

    Have a good 2014!

  17. Too many travel times, wow! I love it. :) Looking forward to your adventures for this year :)

  18. Wow! wonder full year in such an awesome place! Cheers for 2014!

  19. You've had such an amazing year traveling! Happy New Year darling, hope this year is even better!


  20. wow!!! my ultimate dream lifestyle would be able to travel like you! :D what a great year you had! here's to more travelling and fun times!!! happy new year!

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  21. What a wonderful 2013 you had, and I'm glad to have seen bits and pieces of it. Happy New Year Anouka! x

  22. Amazing trip ! You are so lucky to travel a lot ! Want to discover all those wonderful place ! :)

  23. So many gorgeous trips! I hope you´ll be able to do just as many this year :)

  24. Love the recap of the year through your travels, and glad to see I made it in your pics!!! ;)
    It was so nice meeting you, my first blogger meetup and you did not disappoint! Hopefully I can see you this year too, don't be shy to pass by!
    And I somehow missed your trip to Bangkok, I just love Asia. I guess like you left your heart in Moscow I left mine in Singapore (I lived there 8 months in 2008) and loved exploring Asia while there!
    Looking forward to your 2014 trips and I might do a similar post myself!


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