My epic summer season travel plans – Pearls and Passports


One particular of the highlights of operating as a teacher is not playing with paint or toys every day, It is getting an amazingly lengthy summer season vacation each and every year!

This summer season I will have two complete months off. At very first I planned an epic trip to China and North Korea but I changed my thoughts just after Trump’s threats. I feel it would be an particularly fascinating spot to stop by but I worth my life to hugely to go there at the moment.

I’ve truly been particularly stressed attempting to program my summer season holidays. I decided to go to India and Nepal but I identified out August is the height of the rainy season. I also practically booked an Annapurna trekking tour only to obtain out that the age limit was 29! I can not think I’m apparantly more than the hill at 30. I’ll admit I cried a tiny when I identified that out.

Just after considerably deliberation right here are my summer season travel plans.


two nights Suzdal, Russia

I completely adore living in Moscow, but I have a busy and rapid paced life. I have booked two evening in a Russian nation home in Suzdal to have a social media detox and discover to unwind once again. I want to invest my days exploring the towns of Vladamir and Suzdal, sunbathing, reading and consuming nearby meals.

My home is proper on the banks of the river in Suzdal

1 evening in Brussels, Belgium

Th advantage of there becoming only 1 direct flight from Moscow to the UK is that you can very easily see one more city or nation when travelling to and from Moscow. This time I’ve decided to invest a evening in Brussels. I arrive in the evening so want to drink some Belgian beer and do a walking tour in the morning.

Did I mention that I adore beer?

two nights in the Lake District, England

I’m a extremely spiritual individual. When I was in Thailand I lived with an ex monk in the Thai mountains and I invest two weeks at a meditation and yoga retreat in Cambodia. I miss it so will invest two nights at a meditation retreat in the wonderful Lake District, a spot of immense organic beauty that I employed to stop by regularly when I was a rambler.

Often I overlook just how wonderful England is

six nights Travelling about Ireland

One particular of my dreams has normally been to travel with just my Mum. And it is lastly coming correct. We will be renting a automobile and driving all more than Ireland, staying at a diverse spot each and every evening. I’m excited to see the wonderful greenery, taste Guinness in Dublin and kiss the Blarney stone. Mum’s household are from Ireland so we could possibly even meet household members in Sligo.

July and August

Backpacking about Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Just after a couple of days back household in England, I’ll be backing up my backpack and catching a 1 way fright to Croatia. As soon as there I will travel to several nations in the area overland, just like when I travelled in South East Asia. I’m excited for some spontaneity, even if I did have to program half of my travels due to travelling in the higher season.

I favor to arrive in a nation with no researching it very first. I like to have no pre-conceived suggestions about the nation and just encounter it firsthand by myself. Does any one else like to travel like that? I’m travelling solo as I do most instances.

Right here is my itinerary-

Croatia– three nights Dubrovnik and two nights Split

Bosnia and Herzegovina– three nights Mostar and two nights Sarajevo

Montenegro– two nights Budva and three nights Kotor

Albania– I’ve not planned it totally but I want to invest some time by the beach

Macedonia– Once more, I’ve not planned it but I would like to go Kosovo for the day or evening

Bulgaria– Not but planned but I will in all probability fly out of right here.


As I stated It is not but planned and I haven’t booked a flight back to the UK but. I just want to unwind and see exactly where I finish up going. At least I know what nations I’d like to stop by! I just can not wait to have weeks of freedom exactly where I go exactly where I like and do what I like.

What do you feel of my itinerary? Do you have any ideas for areas to stop by in Eastern Europe or the Balkans? What are your summer season plans?






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