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Bucket List No 1. Visit my nephews in Denver & Bucket List No 4. Visit 3 different countries

15 Jun

When I became a mum, my biggest fear was that it would change parts of our lives that we love and one of these was travel. In reality, the fact that our daughter could fly for free until the age of two meant that we have packed in as many holidays as we can before she hits that age. This year, we managed to get to Marrakech, USA (New York and Denver) and I squeezed in a trip to Scotland with work. 3 countries done! Marrakech was amazing and I highly recommend it. It’s only a three and a half hour flight but it feels like a world away, it’s cheap once you get there and we stayed in a Riyadh which just made the whole Moroccan experience. Wandering through the souks and getting lost is part of the fun, the food is delicious and you can pick up great quality and reasonably priced leather (we bought five bags!).

Our Riyadh

Our Riyadh

Next was Edinburgh. As someone who has lived abroad for several years, I find it a bit embarrassing that I’ve never been to Scotland or Ireland. What a mistake that was. Edinburgh is beautiful. I was there for one night for work so there was very little time to look around but I did stay on a lovely cobbled street and manage to walk up to the castle. I’ll definitely be back with the family.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Finally was the States. I’ve been to New York before for a couple of nights. It’s the only place I’ve been on holiday alone but seeing it with my family was something else. It’s so easy to get everywhere on foot which I love because it meant that in 4 nights, we managed to see pretty much everything we wanted to. The ferry around the Statue of Liberty, Rockerfeller Centre, Central Park, shopping on 5th Avenue, pizza in Little Italy, Times Square during the day and at night, 9/11 memorial and eating in a proper American diner.

View from Rockerfeller

View from Rockerfeller

NYC!!!

NYC!!!

The icing on the cake was a trip to Denver to see my sisters and their families and the absolute highlight was my crazy three nephews and Amaya hanging out together and bonding. I won’t mention the weather in Denver because they always tell me it famously has 335 days of sunshine a year and we managed to fit a week of that into our ten days! But family time is always special and being together is what makes it, especially as got to celebrate my youngest nephew’s first birthday.

Cousins reunited

Cousins reunited

Much to my husband’s annoyance and amusement, I’m now looking at beach holidays for October. We may have had a few holidays but we haven’t had a beach trip yet. That’s my argument anyway.

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