2017 has been the most amazing year of my life. I am one of those lucky software engineers who got a chance to work abroad.
An opportunity like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so proud of myself that I have made it worth.
I have travelled 10 countries in the last 10 months.
Yes, you heard it right.
Yes, this is every traveller’s dream.
And Yes, Dreams do come true. This is freaking Awesome! 😊
I remember, back in 2014 I started this travel blog to feed my lust of travelling the world and ever since then I am making progress towards my dream, each and every day.
Until 2016, I travelled 10 states in India and 2 countries in the World, but 2017 is completely different. I have travelled more than 22 places in United Kingdom and Europe.
Since this post will be my last post of the this year, I would like to take this opportunity to Thanks 2017 for the most wonderful time and beautiful memories.
Coming back to the original post, I am so excited & delighted to share the awesome countries I have been to.
So here we go, The Countries I have visited in 2017
- England, United Kingdom
I have moved to Manchester from Mumbai in January 2017 and this is the place from where all my journeys have started.
In England, I have visited London, Manchester, Lake District, Durdle Door, National Railway Museum in York .
- Scotland, United Kingdom
Scotland, the land of mountains, valleys and lochs (Lakes) and it is considered as one of the beautiful countries to visit in the world.
In Scotland, I have visited Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Inverness and Loch Ness.
Isle of Skye
- Wales, United Kingdom
Wales is the county in the southwest part of the United Kingdom. It is mainly famous for its Welsh culture & food, national parks, glacier lands, some hiking trails and coastal areas.
In Wales, I have visited the Snowdonia National Park, Conwy Castle, Heritage Mountain Railways, Electric Mountain and Llechwedd Slate Caverns.
- Netherlands, Europe
Netherlands is my first country which I visited in the Europe. One of the scenic and beautiful Countries to visit. It is best known for its scenic landscapes, water canals, windmills, tulip gardens, pub culture and nightlife.
In Netherlands, I have visited Amsterdam, Red Light District, Bulldog café, Geithroon and some local pubs.
- France, Europe
France is one of the European countries which mostly visited by tourist to see the Eiffel Tower. Paris, the capital city which is famous for its fashion houses, architectures & monuments. Paris in night is completely different than the Paris in Day.
In France, I have visited Eiffel Tower & some world famous monuments. I have also done the Paris city orientation tour and River Seine Boat Cruise.
- Germany, Europe
Germany is considered as one of the powerful European Countries especially economically. It is also best known for its high-tech products and technologies. Germany has beautiful forests, rivers and mountain ranges.
In Germany, I have done a drive through a Black Forest. Also, I have visited one of the largest Cuckoo Clocks.
- Switzerland, Europe
Switzerland, the most beautiful country of Europe. What all that being said about Switzerland is absolutely true. It has all those breathtaking views, landscapes, mountains & glaciers.
In Switzerland, I have visited Mt. Titlis, Rhine waterfall, Geneva & Lucerne Cities.
- Italy, Europe
Italy, the country known as the birthplace of the western culture. It is home to great roman architectures, arts & monuments. It has larger numbers of UNESCO Heritage sites. There is nothing like having an Italian Pizza, Pasta and Coffee.
In Italy, I have visited Rome, Venice, Pisa and Fluorene City.
- Belgium, Europe
Belgium is the one of the smallest European Countries. Belgium is best known for Atomium Structure, Castles, Grand Place and Mannenken Pis etc. It is also famous among tourists for Belgium beer and its night life.
- Vatican City, Europe
Vatican City is the smallest country located within Rome. It is the main Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope. Vatican City itself is a UNESCO heritage site and it is considered as the holy and sacred place.
In Vatican City, I have visited St Peter’s Basilica Church, which is the largest church in the world.
St. Peter’s Basilica
My journey of visiting 10 Countries in 10 months has been the amazing experience. 2017 has given me so much. And the most important lesson I have learned this year is that No matter what, you just have to keep chasing your dreams and live the life you always wanted to live.
So, tell me now, Which dreams are you going to chase in 2018?