2013 was an incredible travel year for me. If I counted correctly, I visited 20 countries across six continents. More importantly, I had the opportunity to experience some of the most amazing places (and food!) and meet some truly inspiring people along the way. Here are some of my favourite travel moments in photos from 2013. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
I’ll start with the winter in Amsterdam. It was one of the coldest winters I’ve experienced here and made for some amazing scenery.
My first visit to Morocco – and a sensory overload in Marrakech!
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
An unforgettable trip to a breathtaking city! I’ll never forget the sublime views of Rio from the top of the Corcovado mountain and the stunning sunset in Ipanema.
Then, it was on to South Africa where I had the most incredible experiences dancing with the locals in Soweto, seeing the elusive leopard up close and being awed by a sunset in Bloemfontein.
Montréal and Toronto, Canada
It was my first time in Montréal and I fell in love with the city in an instant! I loved its laid-back style, the friendly locals and the food was in one word… superb!
Emilia Romagna, Italy
I spent a week in this fantastic region in Italy. History, culture, food, beaches, mountains and fast cars – Emilia Romagna has it all! And I got to visit one of the world’s smallest countries: San Marino!
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A quick visit to Kuala Lumpur and an unforgettable stay at a fabulous hotel, the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur!
My next stop was a private holiday and foodie tour of the Basque Country – gosh, the food in San Sebastian was outstanding! And the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao was simply awe-inspiring!
One week in paradise! I wouldn’t know how else to describe Mauritius!
Lower Silesia, Poland
I spent a few days in this gorgeous corner of Poland, with its thousand castles and palaces and expansive forests. And Wroclaw was just beautiful!
Not long after, I made the long hop to Melbourne, Australia. The city’s energy and its cultural and culinary scenes were amazing. From Melbourne, I embarked on my first ever solo road trip and that resulted in many adventures!
On my way back from Australia, I stopped for a few days in this little Sultanate on the island of Borneo in Southeast-Asia. I’ll never forget that adventure in the Brunei jungle.
My last trip to 2013 took me to Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. This country may be tiny but it’s packed with a plethora of historical, cultural and natural attractions.