This year has been a busy year of heading here, there and everywhere but it’s time again for a big travel adventure. So off I go to Europe, with a brief stop in China. I’ve planned my trip around spending time with my family and friends. The first priority was to get over to London and the United Kingodm in order to be with my Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, grandparents and dear friends. And the best thing, my dad is also coming over to visit with the family so we’ll have his birthday, a wedding of a family friend and Christmas together!

Itinerary – 6 weeks:

–       Guangzhou, China

–       Madrid, Spain

–       Ibiza, Spain

–       Munich, Germany

–       Innsbruck, Austria

–       Nurnburg, Germany

–       London, United Kingdom

–       Finland

–       London, United Kingdom

–       Dusseldorf, Germany

–       Poss – Amsterdam, Holland

–       London, United Kingdom

–       Guangzhou, China

–       Melbourne, Australia HOME – NYE!!!

First stop – Ibiza! After a brief night in Madrid due to flight difficulties. A last minute addition to the . Here is a photo of me there in 2006 in full season Swing! It’s a  bit different this time as it will be Winter… and off season… so not party time! I’m going to relax with two gorgeous friends from the UK who now live in Ibiza and run their Sushi Boy Catering business for private parties. More on this soon as I get to learn how to make sushi with these fab two!

Emma in Ibiza in 2006
Emma in Ibiza in 2006

Next it’s a week in Germany and Austria with my dear friend Tobi, an exchange student from my high school. I’ve visited there before, and he’s visited me. It’s fantastic to have such good friends over so many years even though we are so far. We’ll be going to Christmas markets, eating yummy German food, Skiing!!!! And drinking LOTS of beer!

Tobi and me austria
Salzburg, Austria, 2006

Then off to visit my old roomie from Mexico and my cousin in the Nurnberg and Erlangen area. More Christmas markets and just some good times with good people in this picturesque area.

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Home to London town. Time with the family and catching up with some wonderful people. It’s been 2.5 years since I was there so it will be great to be there again. Just for a few days then it’s off again.

FINLAND – Cannot believe it! I’m going to meet Santa Clause! The real one! He lives in Lapland in Finland and I’m going with my best friend and her family. We’re taking my friends baby Jacob who is almost 2 years old to see Santa. I can’t wait to share this special time and see this unique country! Something new and different for sure!

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Back to London for Dad’s birthday and some Christmas Lights spectacular before another jaunt to Europe. I might then head to Germany to visit a friend or head with him to Holland – another new place for me. This chapter is yet to be decided.

Back to London for family time and preparations for Christmas – it’s fun to have a Winter Wonderland Christmas which is a bit of a change to my life in Oz. It will be nice to do the winter warmers such as mulled wine, big coats, fireplaces and cozy warm houses.

Christmas Lights with my darling Marchams
Christmas Lights with my darling Marchams

Then … it’s home time! Not before stopping for two days in Guangzhou, China. Another new one! I will be stopping for one night on the way but won’t get to see much, so I purposely extended my stopover in China to see a bit of the Country. I’m flying China Southern and this was the routing – so when in Rome! Or China!

And finally home… just in time for New Years Eve and a night at Eureka Tower!! The highest building in Australia to look out over the city and the fireworks.

eureka nye

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