Happy New Year everyone.
It’s officially 2020!
2019 was an exciting, but very mixed year!
But first, let’s take a walk down memory lane of all the countries that I went to last year, and what I did. According to my statistics, over 130,000+ people read my blog in some form or other, last year.
I don’t know how I managed that as in most cases I only managed to write one (1) or two (2) articles per month!
And why pray?
Well, my dad died!
I rarely talk about intimate members of my family, but my dad passed away in June.
It was most upsetting.
He was a man who was born into wealth and privilege but chose to live a gentle life.
He was quiet but allowed us all to choose what was best for us, rather than the other way around.
Most importantly of all, he loved running and was always in one marathon or the other. In fact, growing up, he was kind enough to let all his children win, whenever we ran against him!
I’ve always had my daddy even as an adult and a parent myself.
It still feels strange.
I don’t have a dad anymore!
He was 77 years old and is survived by his children & second wife of 40+ years.
I would like to thank you all, for the kind words and support that many of you gave me, at that most awful time.
Thank you so much for reading, making comment, and sticking with me. I love you all!
So let’s do this.
You won’t believe it but four (4) of the countries I visited last year, were utterly new ones!
Here we go!
THE 8 COUNTRIES THAT I WENT TO LAST YEAR WERE:
I love travelling with our son, and even though he’s 17, almost 18 now (gulp), it won’t be long until he’ll want to be travelling with his friends.
This time around, I decided to take him to Oslo.
Get ready for exciting posts over the winter!
I absolutely loved Athens.
It was a birthday present from my husband – The Music Producer.
I’d never been to Greece before.
I was delighted!
Although there was so much going on last year that I forgot to write about ‘it. Oops!
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And then we went to France.
France is one of my favourite countries, so we tend to go there quite often!
This time around, we went to Provence.
To be precise, we went to:
And we went there by train!
Read more about France here!
I didn’t write about the funeral here of course, but if you’re looking for resources and research material about England, go to this link here!
And remember, if ever you need help booking or organising a trip, you can contact me here!
My favourite part of Italy is Tuscany, but we didn’t go there this time, we went to an island.
The island of Sardinia.
I’m not big on hot beaches, but sometimes, you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone, and for me, it’s a very hot beach rather than a windy rainy one!
Even though we were grieving and bereaved, we liked it very much and needed the break!
I went to Tbilisi.
Here’s what I wrote. Click here!
For more on Poland, click here!
I hadn’t actually planned to travel to Ukraine at all!
We went to just two cities:
Prepare to be bombarded with posts over the winter!
WHY DID VICTORIA GO TO POLAND, GEORGIA & UKRAINE?
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And they’re ridiculously cheap!
Surely, the time was right!
Oh yeaaaah! Berlin baby! I’ve been living here as an expat for more than 17 years. I know Berlin that’s why I am The British Berliner! So without further delay, here are some of the lovely posts that I wrote in 2019, just for you:
AND THEN BREXIT HAPPENED. URGH!
The British Berliner is a well-known British-German expert when it comes to the British Monarchy, British Politics and British expat issues in Germany, and of course a popular well-known British person who travels!
I was on Radio One (Radio Eins) too.
For more posts that I wrote about Britain, being a British expat, the UK, or where I was featured in 2019, click here!
I didn’t do too badly, me thinks!
The work of a lifestyle, expat, travel blogger is never done, so I’ll leave with you with some of my most inspiring motivational posts!
If you would like to do what I do or travel the way I do, you can click on any of the pull-down items above, or on the side bar!
By the way, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to get presents. Go ahead and treat yourself!
In short, all things considering, 2019 was alright.
I love the life of the roving journalist and blogger about town.
I have a family and I have a life. Most importantly, I’ve already found my home-base – Berlin – and I’m extremely happy with where I am, and who I am.
Thank you so much for your support everyone.
I have so much to say, so I will be sharing some of my travel destinations for 2020 with you very soon.
It’s a New Year. Hip! Hip! Hurrah!
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So what are you waiting for, 2020 is finally here.
Get to work!
And good luck!
This article is not sponsored, and the enchanting countries that I visited in 2019, were all my very own!
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January is going to be splendid!
See you soon!
Watch this space!
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