Around the World in Three-or-so Weeks

After months (sorry!) of not blogging, I’m finally back at it. For my first post back from my accidental hiatus, I thought i’d write about the most exciting thing that’s happened to me in those two or so months.

All I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember is travel. Numerous failed plans and disappointing Summers later, this year I finally got to get my foot on the travel ladder.

I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks of my Summer travelling. It started with a week long holiday in Dubrovnik, Croatia followed by 2 weeks travelling around the East Coast of America.

At the time of writing, it’s been just over a month since I’ve returned home (aww). I’m now back to uni, to an already immensely stressful final year, and the post-holiday depression has truly kicked in. As I’m working (or procrastinating), all I can think about is how much I’d love to be back soaking in the Croatian sun; getting lost in the streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Or how I’d love to be wandering through New York, looking around a city so familiar it’s as though I’ve been there all my life.

This post is for my own memory than anything. A way I can look back on this wonderful Summer, mostly through photos.

      Dubrovnik, Croatia

20170824_105655            Dubrovnik’s Old Town from Fort Lovrijenac (The Red Keep in Game of Thrones !)

20170823_132358                Park Gradac – the scene of GOT’s Purple Wedding (Conveniently located beside our apartment…)         

Top left to right: Coffee on the last day; the Old Town from the City Walls; cobblestoned streets of the Old Town; and the best meal I’ve ever had (? ? it was amazing – prawn, salmon and cream tagliatelle)

America: New York, NY; Providence, RI; Boston, MA

This was the big one – the trip I’ve wanted to do for a looooong time. When I was 10 (10 years ago, jeez) I went to America with my family for 3 weeks. We travelled around the West Coast, beginning in LA. Ever since then I’ve been itching to go back, and now that I’ve been again I already can’t wait to get back!

New York, NY

The trip to New York was probably the most my phone camera has ever been used…

All the tourist stuff, from top left to right: Brooklyn Bridge – as we were staying in Brooklyn, it only seemed right to do the walk across on the first day; A white rose in a name at the One World Trade Centre to mark the deceased’s birthday; The city view from the Empire State building (my fear of heights went nuts); Times Square at night.

Left to right: Building art in Soho; An awkward photo after being bombarded by mascots at Times Square (long story); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or ‘The Met’ if you wanna sound cool and artsy; SHOPPING ! ! in Soho

Left to right: The ‘Friends’ Apartment – unfortunately no sightings of the gang themselves, but insane to be in such a familiar place; A street in Greenwich Village – this was probably my favourite part of New York – such a chilled out district packed full of cafes and record stores; The view from Central Park – a brief visit to the park was the pit stop we needed.

Boston, MA

The two days we spent in Boston were wet and humid, but not miserable. The beauty of the city still managed to somehow shine through. A highlight of our time here was the bus tour we took throughout the city, which brought us over to Cambridge where we visited MIT and Harvard.

Left to right: The walkway beside the Charles River – we visited at the perfect time of year where the leaves on the trees were starting to change; The quad at Harvard University – was such a surreal place to visit.

TL;DR: Jane had a fun Summer where she got to travel to places on her travel bucket list and got too invested in feeling American.

murica               Feelin’ a wee bit patriotic in Mystic, CT.