What have I been up to?

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Year 2016 is about to bid goodbye so I thought of writing an entry as a year ender. Hopefully in 2017 I will have more time to actually blog regularly. This is not a lame NYE resolution. My intention is to commit to writing. This will not only take up my lazy time, but it will also be of great help to improve on my writing skills. Being able to communicate properly in writing is at the heart of what I dream to become.

The last entry I had in this blog was about my trip to the Lake District. Yes, I had an amazing trip to the beautiful postcard perfect town of Windermere, Ambleside and Kendall. I will have a separate write-up about this.

After my short visit to the Lakes, the next day I was bound to London. I have been to the capital so many times but, the place is so historical and full of new things to do that I never get bored visiting it over and over again. Each time I am in London, I choose to do different things from my past visit. It makes the trip more exciting.

I love it when during my trip I meet people from different nations who also are tourists. It is fun to share where you have been and where you want to go and what you think of the place. I guess that what makes travel meaningful; when you interact with people, there is life. Merely taking pictures whilst on a touring bus is monotone and boring! To be fair I am really guilty of this.

When I went back to work after the school holidays I did not really had much time to go traveling so I devoted my little time to walking during the weekends. I have visited my usual destinations: Hebden Bridge, Ilkley and The Dales. As well as going back to my favorites, I also did go to somewhere I haven’t been. Knaresborough for example was one that I will definitely visit again. I love the picturesque scenery of the town especially viewed from an angle where the famous bridge dominates the landscape.

In October my friends and I went hiking in the Penines. We had a ridiculously awesome time going up and down the hills. What a day that was!

November and December were not very friendly for lone walkers. I felt afraid being on my own in the woods when daylight was scarce and sometimes pouring heavily. I instead went on more city tours to visit museums and galleries or to just be nosy about the culture. My stay in Manchester was fab! I plan to go back and do more shopping!

I guess that’s it for now. You guys have a lovely New Year’s eve! I shall go back to watching the NY countdown in London.

Let’s welcome 2017 full of hope and affirmation!

-Morena

 

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