After making the recap of the year 2017 last week, I want to share my plans for 2018 today. I’m super excited to share these plans because during last week I and my family decided something super cool! Keep reading and you will find out where our adventure will take us.
Starting the year with London and Brighton
Last autumn I had bought tickets to Poland but Ryanair decided to cancel my flight. For me it ended up being a good thing because I got back the price of my flight tickets but also 30€ gift card. I almost forgot this whole trip until someone asked me where I am traveling next year. My flight will leave in a little over a week but I haven’t yet booked anything else. That’s why I am not sure if I will be staying in London or maybe in Brighton.
Because I have visited both of these cities before this is going to be a relaxed week with a lot of walking around, enjoying the cities and writing in cozy cafes. No need to stress out about seeing everything. I will sleep long, maybe go to a concert and buy new socks from Primark. If anyone has some “out of the beaten path” tips for Brighton or London, please share them with me!
Long spring and trying to not do any last minute trips
I have to save some money to make my autumn perfect and that’s the reason why I haven’t planned any bigger trips for this spring. This plan is doomed to fail. How I know? I have been at home for about two weeks right now and I am already craving for my next trip. Staying at home for months without traveling anywhere sounds like a torture. I don’t believe that I will be able to spot myself if there is a good and cheap last minute deal…
Cherry Blossoms in Finland!
One of my biggest dreams has been to visit Japan during sakura (cherry blossoms) season. Unfortunately, I am on a budget for good reason and so this dream won’t happen during 2018. Last spring we did a family trip to Stockholm and saw cherry blossoms there. Afterwards, I did photo diary post of the trip and someone told me that I can see even more cherry blossoms in Helsinki. For those who don’t know Helsinki is the capital city of Finland and I have lived my whole life in Finland… Are you kidding me?
Well, this year I will make a spring trip to Helsinki and see those super secret cherry blossoms!
Dream vacation with family
Now we can go back to the cool autumn adventure we decided to do with my family. Can you already guess where we are going? Japan! Yes, I am returning to Tokyo and Kyoto after two years of longing.
This is kind of funny story because for whole autumn of 2017 I have known that I will probably travel to Japan next year. For that reason, I have tried to persuade my mum to travel with me. I was already giving up thinking that she didn’t want to leave. Then a few days after Christmas my mom told me that she may have been looking for flights to Japan. My sister and cousin heart that and about thirty minutes later we had decided that all of us will travel together to Japan at the end of summer 2018!
Adventure to Asia
Because I am buying tickets to Japan and back, I have to take everything out of them and travel as much as possible. That’s why after my family returns back home (or before they come to Japan with me) I will spend some more time in Japan and possibly finally go to South Korea. I know that I have already lived three months in Japan and this trip with my family would add two weeks to that amount. However, I feel like there will never be enough time in this world for me to be in Japan. I have fallen in love with that country. And I feel like Sout Korea will make me feel something similar.
Like you can see, I don’t have that many plans for 2018 but I love these plans more than my 2017 plans. Mostly because Japan but also because I have missed staying in one city for a longer time at once. What plans do you have for 2018? Like always all comments are more than welcome.
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