Me and my boyfriend are on the verge of booking our summer holiday for this year so I thought it would be a good chance to reflect on past holidays I’ve been on over the last few years.
2013 – La Palma
To be honest, I’d never heard of La Palma before we started looking at last minute deals for our holiday last year. It’s one of the lesser known Canary Islands as it’s less commercialized than the more popular Tenerife or Lanzarote. It was my first experience of all inclusive which was quite exciting as it meant we could eat and drink as much as we wanted without spending a penny. We went on two excursions while we were there, one to the capital of Santa Cruz de La Palma where we bought all of our souvenirs, and another to Roque de Los Muchachos (pictured).
2012 – Kefalonia
We visited this gorgeous Greek island to celebrate the marriage of our older sister Laura, and made it an excuse to have a big family holiday. We stayed in our own villa, giving us the chance to go out for food each evening, picking whichever restaurant took our fancy. As this was my boyfriend and I’s first visit to Kefalonia we went on an island tour taking in the sights of Fiskardo, the Drogarati Caves and Melissani Lake, to name just a few. The highlight of the holiday was Laura’s wedding that took place on Myrtos beach (pictured) with all her closest family and friends present.
2011 – Corfu Town
This was my boyfriend and I’s first holiday together and it couldn’t have been better. We stayed in a gorgeous hotel, that was in the quiet area of Ermones, so we spent most days and evenings by the pool, occasionally taking the short trip down to the beach. We do tend to get itchy feet while we’re away so we always like to get out and about, so we went on a couple of excursions, one to the capital where we enjoyed the hustle and bustle of town life, and the other, a stroll to the local vineyard where we picked up bottles of wine and olive oil for ourselves and family members.
2010 – Turkey
Lucy and I visited Turkey around the same time as our sister Laura and her boyfriend, so we were lucky enough to celebrate with them the night they got engaged. We stayed in Olu Deniz, which was quite commercialized, which was perfect when picking restaurants to visit as we were spoilt for choice. We visited the beautiful Blue Lagoon, taking a trip on the pedalos and getting up close to the turtles.
2009 – Crete
Lucy and I visited Crete together in 2009 and had a lovely time. Our holiday’s were always fun as we get on so well that we never argued, and we are so similar that we enjoyed doing the same things, so that meant days spent on the beach enjoying the sunshine and evenings eating out and drinking cocktails. Our hotel was located on a quiet residential street so we got to see the real authentic Crete, but we were just a stones-throw away from the bars and restaurants of Stalis.
All photos by Hana.