Plans for the Second Half of 2017

It’s almost unbelievable half of 2017 is already over, isn’t it? My exams are behind (at least for now), which means I have more time to focus on my hobbies. These days I’m busy hosting couchsurfers, editing photos from Madeira (expect many blog posts) and doing some compulsive shopping online a.k.a. booking too many flights. So, what’s next?

Morocco

Photo by Sergey Pesterev

You might recall Morocco has been on my travel goals list for more than 2 years now because it’s so different from anything I’ve experienced. I’m crazily excited for exotic performers, chaotic markets, 1000 years old historical sites and sandboarding. We are headed there in September. Bring it on! Read More

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Travel Goals for 2017 (and Recap on 2016)

Setting goals has always helped me to work harder towards achieving them. While I am often too ambitious and fail to complete the whole list, I’m also very competitive and in this case the competition is between me and myself. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as crossing a task off your list, don’t you agree?

Slap Virje, Slovenia

Slap Virje, Slovenia

Last year, when starting the blog, I published a very optimistic post titled 16 Travel Goals For 2016. I remember how my boyfriend told me it was going to be hard to achieve all, but I think the final result is surprisingly good. Read More

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16 travel goals for 2016

Since the new year has just began, I thought I could share with you my goals for the next 12 months. Although 2015 was a success when it comes to travelling (after all I saw 5 new countries!), I am already daydreaming of new destinations and maybe it’s just me, but once I write goals down, I work harder to achieve them. Also, it gives me an oppurtunity to track down my progress.

1. Get a new camera – ACCOMPLISHED
Right now I don’t have any. My last one got stolen and for the past two years I’ve been using my family’s, which does not meet my requirements. The more I wander around, the more I miss having a professional camera with me.

2. Meet with more couchsurfers – ACCOMPLISHED
I still remember the evening when I first heard about couchsurfing. What a fantastic idea! But how could one get into it when not being able to host and lives in a small village no tourists ever visit? These days I still can’t host, but since I’m now very close to the capital, I can hang out with fellow couchsurfers and exchange some tips.

3. Visit Madeira
And Portugal in general, but Madeira is my number one right now.

16 travel goals for 2016 | The Cheerful Wanderer

Photo credit: Flickr

4. Learn to communicate in Brazilian Portuguese
My wish is to be fluent in another foreign language. Last year I got the oppurtunity to start a course, now it’s my time to do more.

5. Improve my French – MILDLY ACCOMPLISHED (I can tell that the cow is eating grass and few more things duolingo taught me)
Because “je m’appelle Ursa” and “merci beaucoup” are not all I should have known after 4 years of learning.

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