Life feels surreal at the moment, truly surreal. Mr M & I are now at the countdown of 9 days until our trip of a lifetime, and to give you an idea of how quick that will go, by this Friday – when we officially finish work – we will only be 5 sleeps away. We can’t help but guessing what it will be like the night before we fly out, maybe sleepless, we’re sure lot’s of smiles and excitement and more than likely a few glasses of red wine – although champagne may be on the agenda for me. We have our going away party this weekend and are so looking forward to sharing some of this excitement with our nearest and dearest. I’m actually still trying to quell nerves and just let excitement be my only emotion at the moment but letting go of the fact that I ultimately am adventuring worlds unknown with almost no control over what can happen isn’t as easy as it sounds. I’m so lucky however to be doing this adventure with not only my partner but my best friend – Mr M. We really are a great team and I know that through any stresses or frustrations – which are all part of the experience – at least we have each other. In spirit of being this close to our Europe travels, I have naturally been pouring over Europe’esque inspired Pinterest photos and bring them to you today. Wish me luck as I try to sleep for the next 9 days xx
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What to Pack. WHATTT the hell do I pack? No seriously.
I pretty much have it all under control I don’t have a clue where to start, and have even been putting off writing my to do list of what to pack as I’m a little overwhelmed that I can only cram 20kg of clothes for 4 1/2 months in to my backpack. Inspiration like the below is helping tremendously though.
I think another equally important decision I need to make before the weeks out is just what exactly I’ll be wearing on the plane. We’ll be travelling 19 hours all up (+ an hour stop over in Dubai) so I want to be travelling comfortably but of course I still want to look half decent. I LOVE this whole outfit + handbag ideas come Wednesday when we’re boarding that plane at 6am – have I mentioned how excited I am?
Mr M & I have a plan to watch the sunrise & sunset in 10 different countries – & share it with you all of course! – Pictures like these from Santorini inspire like no other. Our fav thing to do in Perth is to go on breakfast dates together so I picture waking up with the sunset, then sitting in the warm sun eating our brekky talking about just what an amazing experience this really is
Mr M & I call ourselves the back street travelers. We can’t wait to ditch maps and just get lost. Give us tiny holes in the walls type restaurants playing traditional music and serving generous servings with the locals ANY day of the week.
When we were planning our big trip we sat together with a bottle of red wine & wrote out things we knew we couldn’t NOT do. Things like ski in Switzerland, do a cooking class in Italy, and of course, kiss under the eiffel tower. Lame? Yes, but something special to us? Absolutely. Here’s hoping there’s a weird kind of hue like in this photo when we see the mighty piece of infrastructure for the first time eeeeeeee.
Something we’re both REALLY looking forward to is walking the 5 towns of Cinque Terre. We know there was a devastating flood not too long ago so know it won’t look like it’s former glory but are still looking forward to it all the same.