Why 2016 Was Great!

Hey Lovelies,

Now 2017 is fully underway and 2016 is behind us (which seems to be a relief for the rest world in general) I thought it was a great chance to reminisce about what has made 2016 a great year personally. For me this past year has actually been pretty damn great, obviously it hasn’t all been rainbows and kittens but as a whole its been unforgettable and here is why.

  1. I graduated!

Three years after I arrived in Dundee, I finally came out the other end with a BSc in Forensic anthropology. This was defiantly not an easy task and once I slept for 5 hours over  the course of like 3 days or something ridiculous. I could only have done this if it was an area I found truly fascinating and with the support of my family and friends (such as the beautiful lady in the picture). Although I am still deciding how to venture further, this has been one of my finest accomplishments.

The joy is real.

2. Went on many travelling adventures.

This year I got my travel on and visited Berlin, Talmine (Scotland), and Morocco. All these places where very different and I loved every second of them.

Berlin was so full of history and we managed to pack so much in the few days we were there. Think maps, planning and a crazy step counts. The sausage and beer were top notch :D. Also me and my travel buddy tried our hand at swing dancing after being coaxed with a glass of wine beforehand. It was quite the experience, don’t think I am quite the natural though unfortunately!

Obligatory Berlin wall pic 😀

Talmine was my first ever trip with just me and my boyfriend (Chris) and it was a trip which changed our relationship I think, as we realised we actually had a heck of a lot in common. Before that I often had my head nestled in a pile of papers, and was drowning in Uni work. Although we didn’t go abroad, we hired a little car and escaped for a while and it was kinda perfect.

We climbed that shit.

Then, Morocco happened! Me and my travel buddy decided to go down the air bnb route for our stay in Marrakesh and Essaouira. We wouldn’t have done it any differently, it was the perfect way to see the cities. The people we stayed with were the most gracious hosts and made us feel like we had a proper home while we stayed there, hats off to you ladies! Now Marrakesh was a hive of activity, just so many people! People who drove down the most narrow streets on a scooter and gave no shits. It was all apart of the charm though. However, it was the markets and palaces that made it for me, simply stunning. Moving onto Essaouira, it was a haven, like so chilled and full of brilliant people and food.

We burnt so badly that day. Damn African sun.

3. I moved in with my boyfriend.

Although all didn’t go smoothly and we didn’t see each other for a long time before we actually moved in together, it all worked out in the end :). Our flat is now our little cosy place and we are very happy here. We even have squirrels outside that have there own names (Jeff and Toby if you are interested).

4. I have learnt a lot about myself.

All of these experiences have led me to discover a lot about myself and although I am no way near done deciding what I really want to do, I have made a good choice taking a step back and having a time out to decide.

That it, 2016 folks! Now, how to make 2017 even better… hmm. hehe! Comment what your best moment of 2016 was 🙂 Also I am thinking of doing a more in depth travel post about the individual places i’ve been, what I saw, little tricks if people are interested?


Kymeliu x




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