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Hi and Welcome to Adventuring Amy
First of all, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you find it useful when planning your adventures. Here is everything you need to know about me.
"My name is Amy, and I'm a Travelholic"
I’m Amy, I’m 23 and I’m from Norfolk in England. I’m a Zoology and Conservation Graduate, so naturally an animal lover and conservation advocate.
My love (some may say obsession) with travel began at the age of 9 when I went on my first ever trip abroad. This was a trip to visit my Aunt in Australia. My first ever time on an aeroplane was a 12 hour flight to Singapore. I’ve been in love with Australia ever since and would love to move there one day. Constantly thinking about doing a WHV.
In 2016 I had a gap year, I spent two weeks travelling Italy and 3 months travelling South East Asia and returned to Australia again. This is when the travel bug truly bit me. This was my first experience of Asia. I travelled to; Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Vietnam and Thailand. It was a bit of a culture shock at first, but I truly fell in love with South East Asia. I was amazed by the people, food, culture and history. This was my first every backpacking trip and I travelled for 3 months with hand luggage only.
TRAVELLING AROUND UNI
After my gap year, I began my Bachelor’s degree. But, the travel bug had well and truly bitten me. So, I was determined to travel as much as possible within the 3 years of my degree.
During the first year I went on a short city break to Dublin. Then, during the summer I travelled to Amsterdam, Thailand, Gran Canaria and Marrakech. Whilst on my trip to Thailand I volunteered at a safari park for 3 weeks. I have volunteered at the safari park twice, and this experience is what inspired me to study Zoology. Before this I was planning to study law, but decided I prefer animals to people. I worked with big cats, monkeys, bears, zebra, elephants and giraffe, it was the most amazing experience. I’ve been itching to go back to Asia ever since.
In my second year of university, I went on city breaks to Salzburg, Cologne, Sofia, Athens, Bucharest and Warsaw. I also went on a trip to Stockholm and Helsinki, which included a cruise between the two cities. This was my first ever cruise experience, and I’m very keen to go on more. During the summer holidays between my second and final year of uni, I travelled to; Barcelona, on a girls trip to Malia in Crete and a trip to Northern Ireland.
Then I went travelling for a month, which was my best trip to date. I travelled with friends to Krakow, Budapest, Croatia for Outlook festival, Slovenia, Nice and Monaco. I then travelled solo to Lisbon, Toronto, Las Vegas, Austin, New York City, Brussels and Copenhagen. Ticking off my 5th continent, North America and my 30th country, Canada. I never expected to love the U.S.A, as I love experiencing different cultures when I travel, but I fell hard for the U.S. I would love to spend a month or two living in NYC, living that Sex and the City lifestyle!! There is also so much more I would love to experience across the States. I feel like the US has so much to offer and is so vast that there will always be more to explore.
Travelling solo taught me a lot about myself. As much as I love travelling with friends, I also now love that I have the confidence to adventure on my own and do my own thing.
During my final year of university, I went to Montenegro for a week on a family holiday. During which we travelled to Albania, Dubrovnik and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Balkans are a beautiful and completely underrated region of Europe. I cannot wait to explore more of this region in the future.
I then went on a girls trip to Dublin, followed by a solo trip to Malta. After my final exam and the end of my studies, I travelled to Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. In Moldova, I volunteered at an animal shelter for cats and dogs, which was an amazing experience. I shared my bed with over 15 cats each night, but I still think I have probably slept in worse places!
Check out the full list of Where I’ve Been here
ABOUT ME: NEXT UP
Currently, I’m back home in Norfolk, preparing for a big adventure coming in early 2020. So stay tuned for that. I hope to fit another adventure in before the end of the year as well. But currently you can find me at home with my rabbit Ziggy, blogging, reading and spending time with friends and family. I’m also a massive movie fan, so I go to the cinema a lot.
I’ve created this blog to share my tips, document my memories, experiences, thoughts and advice. So welcome to my own little corner of the internet. I hope this post has been helpful for you to learn a bit about me.
That is my story so far,
I hope you enjoy my blog,