14 days, 8 countries and 48 fabulous people. On the 25th of November I took off around Europe to get a taste of what it has to offer, and I now have the travel bug something bad!! Here’s some pics of the beautiful things I got to see on my #topdecktour 😍 The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Mt Titlis in Switzerland, Florence Cathedral in Florence, Colosseum in Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, a letter in Juliet’s mailbox in Verona, stunning colourful houses in Burano, then Christmas markets in Salzburg, a castle in Heidelberg and finishing with the quirky houses by and houseboats on the canals of Amsterdam. What a way to finish my time overseas and get a taste of Europe. Can’t wait to explore more!! #topdecker#topdecktravel#europe#landmark#paris#switzerland#rome#burano#salzburg#heidelberg#amsterdam
Abu Simbel. The temple carved into the side of a hill, 30km from the southern border of Egypt. The same 2 days every year, the sun aligns perfectly to shine upon the 4 carved statues on the inside of the temple, only to leave one in the dark, the Ancient Egyptian God of Darkness. The intelligence and understanding of the world the ancients had simply astounds me. #egypt#topdeck#topdecker#abusimbel
| Where it all began ✨ |
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to visit the beautifully romantic Florence. We had such a perfect weekend exploring this incredible city, taking a trip out to Pisa to see the famous ‘leaning tower’ & of course, sampling plenty of Italian vino!
This trip ended up being far more significant then I would have ever anticipated as it was on the flight home that the idea of New Zealand & the reality that it was something I could finally go for hit home. We are both in love with travelling & seeing more of the world so as a way to pass the time we made a list of the places we, as individuals, had always wanted to go to. New Zealand stuck in my head for the following weeks & one day on a lunch break I decided to see how I would be able to get over there to work & experience a place that was always no.1 on my list; turned out that I only had 18 months left to get the visa I wanted & so the decision was made 🤗
I knew that if I didn’t take the leap then that I’d never do it. In the last decade I’ve always been committed to something; a relationship, a house, a job. This time I had the confidence & drive to not let what society tells you to focus on stop me from doing what I wanted to do. Luckily, after a period of time of uncertainty, I also got the luck of having my best friend decide that the time was right for him also 😍 Life has a funny ol’ way sometimes, I never thought this would be me but here we are 🙌🏼 #10daystogo
Can't believe it's been 2 months since I came back from living in a dream. Out of my 2 months throughout Europe, entering the Anne Frank House is the most memorable experience for me ❤️ #annefrankhouse#wanderlust#topdecker