Places I’ve been

Places I’ve been

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After doing my post on the places I’d live, I decided that I should share with you all the countries I’ve visited. No where on my blog have I posted the list of countries and I figure if you’re looking for advice or suggestions, it would be helpful to know where I’ve actually been. Rather than just post a list of countries, I’m going to try to post only ONE thing that was my stand out favourite from that country (I might fail in some regards). 

Australia – Taking a ferry from Sydney harbor to Manly beach, I never tire of that trip

Hong Kong– Visiting the big Buddha statue  & Po Lin monastery

Belgium – Eating chocolate covered waffles while shopping in Antwerp, actually all things chocolate here

The Netherlands – Biking around Amsterdam while filling up my basket in the markets and walking around the Red Light District

France –  Romancing in the little seaside town of Honfleur with the most lovely little harbor that I’ve ever seen

– Trekking through the hill tops of Thailand and hanging out with elephants way past midnight

Laos – Lounging around in Utopia cafe in Vang Vieng with new friends

Vietnam – This is a tie between Sapa, Ha Long Bay and Hoi An

Cambodia – No surprises here, volunteering at New Futures Organisation in Takeo

India –
A random conversation with a young street kid that resulted in me inviting him and his sister and cousin on a lunch date

United Emirates – Finally standing below the tallest building in the world and craning my neck up and up

Singapore The night safari and having a friend’s friend take me out to the markets and trying all the food

Indonesia – A tie between being almost alone with two new friends in Borobudur or the sunrise on Gili Tragawan

Malaysia- The view of the Petrona towers from Sky Bar  

Czech Republic – All the castles, pivo and the visiting the deliciously ginger-bread-like town Telc

Berlin, Germany – The art, especially the East Side Gallery 

Hungary – A river cruise down the Danube river in Budapest, or the “recycled” clubs

Austria – The Kunsthistorisches museum  in Vienna (amazing) and seeing pandas at the zoo

Spain – The view from the top of Mount Urgell in San Sebastian and the area around Tribunal in Madrid

Switzerland – Sunset over Lake Zurich, while passing by on a train

Slovakia –  The medieval castle: Devín castle, just outside of Bratislava

England – Walking through Hyde park when there’s a pinch of sunshine & shopping on Oxford street

America – Hands down, Coachella festival – absolutely incredible and the landscape around there is breathtaking, too

Mexico – Taking a ferry ride around Ensanada’s harbor and then finishing the day at a vineyard 

Portugal – Riding the old tram throughout the city as it barely manages to make its way up steep hills. 


Morocco – Being taken to a Berber village by a local Moroccan man my friend and I met while complaining. 

Bulgaria – After writing Sofia off a city I would never visit again, I met two wonderful travelers and found a little boutique cafe. 


Croatia – Visiting the beautiful, clear and ridiculously green Plitvice Lakes

Turkey – Watching the sunset over the Blue mosque

I’ve managed to fit this all in in the past two and a half years and what an incredible time. 

I’m curious if you’ve been to any of those countries too, what your highlights were? Maybe I’ve missed out something really special! 



  • Jamie says:

    This was a great way to go about your travel resume. We all; so often just write a list as we read off our passports, but it’s truly the memories that are so important. Happy and safe travels forever.

    • Izy Berry says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet words. You’re right: the memories (and the people you meet) are really what’s important. Not the number of places you’ve been. Besos!

  • Diane says:

    Loved reading this! When you visit Croatia, I hope you’ll visit Split and take a ferry to Hvar. I absolutely loved Croatia and some of the islands a short distance from Split are just stunning! Enjoy!

    • Izy Berry says:

      I have heard of Hvar and it was sort of on my list – you’ve just moved it to a definitely on my list. Thanks for dropping by :)

  • Really powerful photos! I love your quick notes / favorite thing on each place, too. I try to do things like that every day, even when I’m not traveling. Makes the good memories of the day that much stronger.

    • Izy Berry says:

      Thanks – it was hard limiting to places to just a few great things, as in some countries I did so much. It also highlighted to me that in cheaper countries I did more activities, where in expensive places I tend to just “be” and hold onto my pennies/euros… a shame really! I think I need more budget destinations in my future 😉

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  • Ooooh, Honfleur stands out for me. We were only there for a short time, and it was one of those places that I really wished that we had more time at. We made a short stop for lunch and cider at a great little cider bar…I am a cider fan and the cider in the North of France was awesome!

    • Izy Berry says:

      Honfleur was such a dream, I’m glad you loved it as much as I did. Northern France is really great, I’d love to spend more time there :) Maybe this will be the year.

  • Olivia says:

    Hey Izy! Did you go yet?

  • Freya says:

    You’ve given me an idea for a new post. I’m so envious you’ve been to so many countries. Those pics of Morocco and Croatia are amazing!