Throughout 2017, I wasn’t travelling at all. Apart from two or three trips short trips to cities within Germany, I’ve barely left my hometown and oh boy do I miss being on the road. I feel like Bilbo in The Fellowship of the Ring, talking to Gandalf about his desire to „see mountains again“. A few friends and I planned to explore London together this April, but my laptop broke down, and a few other financial obligations made me cancell this trip. There was just no way I could afford a trip this spring. In autumn, however, I want to go on the road again. One of the things I love doing is to celebrate my birthdays on the road. So if everything works out, I’d love to travel in early September.
So where do I want to go this autumn? Ireland, both the Republic of Ireland and Nothern Ireland. My idea was to visit Dublin and Belfast for a few days each. I’ve never been to either parts of Ireland so I thought it’ll be a good idea to start with the capitals.
Nothing is set in stone yet since I haven’t booked a thing yet. However, I’ve already have a few things in mind I want to visit in Dublin and Belfast. The Trinity College in Dublin, and the Titanic Docks in Belfast are just two among many, too many probably, things I want to do and explore.
As soon as the real planning starts, I’ll share with you each step. I’ll talk about my luggage options, how and where I plan and organize my trip and much more. However, I’ve also want to continue with my essay-like travel entries on my blog since they are the greatest fun and my greatest pride.
For the blog itself, I don’t have too many plans. As I said, I want to keep posting essay-like travel entries alongside shorter organisational posts. However, I’ve decided to start writing book reviews for books, fiction and non-fiction, that inspire me to travel more. I’ve been thinking of doing travel book reviews for a while now, but I’ve finally decided to give it a go.
As for my art, I’m not sure what 2018 will bring. I have several ideas in mind, as well as unfinished projects, that I’d love to pursue this year, but only time will tell whether I’ll really start drawing more or not.
What about you? Anything exciting planned for 2018? Do you have any recommendations for Dublin and Belfast? Leave a comment down below!