Happy last day of the year! Tomorrow, a new year starts and we will be able to open a whole new book with empty pages, screaming to be filled with the greatest travel adventures. Though covid is far from over, the vaccinating progress has started in a lot of countries which means that we can see the end of it. Maybe it’s a bit too optimistic to talk about the travels for 2021, but sometimes we all need a little bit of optimism, am I right?
Anyhoo, I have planned two weekends away already and made some plans for the rest of the year. I hope they will all work out…
Before this recent lockdown came down upon us, I had booked a nice yoga retreat, which is something I’ve wanted to try for a while now. I could see myself on an exotic location, the sun on my face, wind in my hair, doing yoga on a sunny beach, eating healthy meals and just simply detox for a while. The retreat I booked was not like that, but I figured maybe I should try it for a weekend, in a location not too far away, to see if I actually like it, before I book a whole week à la Eat Pray Love on the other side of the planet.
So, I booked a nice yoga detox weekend about an hour from my house for the weekend after this one. But, it fell through thanks to the latest lockdown. Fortunately for me, it was postponed instead of cancelled so I probably will be able to do my yoga weekend in February, instead of January! I am very curious and excited, and maybe a little scared too because even though it isn’t too far away, it is a weekend away alone, which is something I’ve never done before. It’s a bit out of my comfort zone, but I think this will be good for me.
When the yoga detox was postponed, I felt sad. I had planned some new things in January and now my plans fell through. But then I saw someone on Instagram recommending the Star Cubicle (sterrenkubus, translated by me) which was still open during this lockdown, the decision to go was easily made. The star cubicle is a tiny house with a glass roof over the bed so you can look at the stars. We booked the Fire & Flame package which includes campfire supplies, hot cocoa and marshmallows. I can already see myself playing the ukulele by the fire and then fall asleep watching the stars. It sounds like a wonderful getaway ♥
No plans are made so far to finally visit Nice, but the one: we will go when we can. I’ve been dreaming of this place forever and I feel so bad that I never returned. Especially when we were in the first lockdown, I felt trapped and wanted to get out. I felt bad that I never visited Nice again, though I clearly wanted to. So I made a promise. Whenever the border opens, I’m on a plane (or train, or car, haven’t decided on that yet) to Nice!
United Kingdom, Wales & Scotland
I am making some plans for 2021 that I will tell you about later, but for one of these plans, I will have to roadtrip through the United Kingdom and visit some cities in England, Wales and Scotland. I am already super excited!
Our Iceland trip this year has been postponed and I am hoping that we will be able to visit the country this year instead. We had made so many plans: swimming in the blue lagoon, spot some puffins and go whale watching… I really hope we will be able to travel to Iceland in 2021!
Germany & Belgium
I think traveling by plane or train will not be possible until at least the summer, when the majority of the people is vaccinated, if even then. But when the numbers are down, maybe we will be able to travel around our own area for a bit. In 2020 I saw some new cities in the Netherlands and in 2021 I want to explore Germany and Belgium, my neighbouring countries.
Florence during Christmas
Again, there are no plans for this yet, but I fell in love with Florence this year and I already wanted to go back when I was on the plane back home. Later I saw some pictures of Florence around Christmas which looked absolutely mesmerizing, and since seeing those pictures, I want to go back even more. Maybe, hopefully, we will able to visit next Christmas…
Truth is, nobody can be sure what 2021 will bring. If we will be able to travel again. But a girl can dream, right?