The Otley Run, Leeds

There’s sightseeing buses, then there’s pub crawls.

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If you like pints, pals and pubs then Leeds is the perfect place for a cheap weekend away. My friends and I decided to move in to our mates’s house for the weekend to celebrate a 21st birthday! And what better way to do than taking on the old age tradition of the Otley run.

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Where I’m going on my RTW trip

The best part of planning

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This one has been a long time in the making. Ever since I started University three years ago I have been longing for the day I’d graduate and start my first RTW year long trip, and I’ve now finally got to the acceptable time to plan it. I’ve gone from going on my RTW trip with boyfriend, to going by myself, and now I shall be going with my older sister and although we’re both very different, we both have an equal wanderlust and willingness to experience life to the fullest.

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Celebrating in the Danish Countryside

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Everyone should have a friend abroad, cheap housing, cooked meals and great fun!

Last weekend I completed a few firsts. Even though it wasn’t my first time to Denmark, it was my first time to the Danish Countryside, it was my shortest holiday abroad staying only two nights and my first trip abroad with a big group! Nine of us in total.

As you may know, if you’ve read my post on my time in Aarhus, Denmark, I have two old school friends who now live in Denmark and Germany, and we usually only get to see each other once a year for a few weeks in the summer. So, when Annika, my dane, suggested we spend a weekend in her Summer House in Bonnerup to celebrate her 21st it was a must!

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Anxiety and traveling

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When you think of travel you think of beaches, activities, relaxing and adventure, but for many, including myself, it also means anxiety.

When we go travelling, we always tend to find out something new about ourselves, or stumble across some sort of life lessons – and if you don’t, then you’re probably on an all inclusive! Over the last year I had three great trips, to Denmark, Germany and Iceland as well as experiencing my first festival, Glastonbury. One thing I did come to realise though, was that I was not enjoying my self as much as I should have, and that was all down to anxiety.

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Iceland: Reykjavik

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It’s windy, it’s expensive but my god it is beautiful!

There’s one thing that you will notice as soon as you reach the quaint town of Reykjavik, and if you’ve already been then you know what I’m about to mention – and that’s the beautiful Esja mountains! I know it’s cheesy to say that my breath was taken away but there’s a reason why that expression is used to describe a sight of awe. And that’s exactly what these mountains are! Across the sea front, where you’ll be swept off your feet in the January winds, is the most amazing scenery, and even more stunning when the setting sun paints them a gorgeous pale pink. It was always a privilege to pass them on our 40 minute morning walk from our hotel to Reykjavik town centre.

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