| the travel bug

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Hi lovelies. Have you ever been on a holiday which has struck a chord with you? One that makes you want to book another trip the second you get home? I am overjoyed to say that my family holiday to Brittany gave me that exact feeling. I have been fortunate enough to go on a family holiday every year since I was young, and a result I've visited many countries in Western Europe. I'm not sure if it's because I've reached an age where I appreciate more the time I get to spend with my family, or if because I was enchanted by every little town we visited in the region - I would say it was a combination of the two. The fact that I didn't get to spend much time with my family over first year made me cherish all the lovely moments we spent together this summer.

Despite this, I still experienced a new feeling of wanting to explore and immerse myself in the community feel that every place provided. I was happy not to run into as many English tourists as I had expected, it allowed us to embrace authentic people-watching of mostly French people. It was the evenings spent by our tent, with all of my family just relaxing, reading or playing games when I felt at my happiest. I absolutely adore the cafĂ© culture of France, Spain and Italy - making time during the day to really chat and catch up with friends and family over quality food.

Upon my return I found myself constantly scrolling through the many photos I took on my holiday; the fact that I took so many is real proof how much I wanted to make the most of my visit! I yearned to be back taking walks with my sister around the gorgeous beaches and noseying around the towns with my family. The fact that my year abroad is looming has only served to increase my excitement to settle somewhere new and start fresh. My holiday in Brittany forced me to really notice my surroundings, because I felt so at home with the area. I want to stay somewhere in Spain where I feel I belong, but at the same time enjoy being a tourist exploring every inch of my new home town.

Here are some of the unforgettable moments that I captured on this holiday:

 A second-hand market in the historical town of Auray

Coastal walks by the water

The city of Vannes, along with the beautifully preserved castle walls and moat

Delicious family meal in Quimper at Les Galets du Port

Exploring the vast Men Du beach

Discovering peculiar rock piles on another coastal walk

In summary, I've been bitten by the travel bug - hard. I cannot wait for another opportunity to visit somewhere around the world once my second year of uni is over, I feel restless already!
Thanks for reading xx

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