Travel Diaries

Thank you, 2016

December 31, 2016
Зима на вднх Kyiv Kiev Ukraine Veronica Pototska

In my home country Ukraine, they say that a good year beginning makes the whole year good. The way one celebrates the New Year’s Eve will define a person’s life in the upcoming year. And for some reason, I have been noticing that it truly works. Vitaliy and I celebrated 2016 on the board of an airplane heading to the Philippines and since that night, the year has been a remarkable one, full od adventures, accomplishments, challenges, travels, and love. It was truly amazing! Happy New Year to you and your family! 

Here are the best moments of 2016.

First Sunrise at Panglao island in the Philippines.

Because of the time difference, we couldn’t sleep so we went to the beach before the sunrise. This was our morning on January 2… Time felt absolutely different there. The hours were lasting longer and every day felt like we lived a new life. Maybe this is how we felt after spending months in a big city.

Casa Santa Barbara

When we were looking for a house to spend the winter in the Philippines, we saw a lot of options. A lot of them were very good, but none of them were perfect. It seemed like they were saying «you may stay here for a month or three, but at 12 am you have to check out as it is time for the new tenants to move in». They were buildings, not homes. My biggest wish was to wake up in happiness, harmony, and coziness with the first sun rays and enjoy honey sweet mangoes and fresh coconut juice for breakfast. I wanted the yearn to stay at home, instead of making up reasons and activities to leave the house.

But we found the one! We explored every square meter of the Panglao island riding our bikes, making a turn everywhere we could searching for the perfect one. Within a couple of days, my dream became a reality. Each day spent at Casa Santa Barbara was a Mise-en-scène in a movie, and I was the main actress. Everything in this house was worthy of being the perfect location for a short festival movie, and sometimes those scenes arose in my mind, making me want to create perfect outfits for each of them up to six times a day.

My Motorbike

Roads … the sound of this word makes me hungrily look around anticipating a new adventure. Since I was a child, the love for the trip meant much more than the arrival. I enjoyed the entire process of watching road markings disappearing under the wheels and flashing scenery passing by on the sides. Freedom and wind … can anyone ever have enough of them? Even now, as I’m writing these lines, my body gets covered in goosebumps and my skin hurts to touch.

I can barely choose words to express my feelings from early spring until late fall when my body’s reflexes make my hand press the start button and hear the gentle roaring of the motorbike’s engine. R-r-r!

And then, within a few minutes, the chaotic sound of horns will be replaced with the view of palm trees, huts and small kiosks on the sides and the flow of hundreds of other people riding their bikes on the … road. I really miss my red friend!

El Nido, the paradise on Earth!

After we spent two months in Panglao island, we went to explore El Nido, in Palawan. Soon after we have landed in the airport of Puerto Princessa, the capital city of Palawan, we started a new six-hour journey to El Nido, the most picturesque place in the Philippines. We passed through villages, mountains, deserted beaches and lagoons until finally reached the destination.

Can you think of a tropical paradise where hundreds of islands are covered with soft white sand and surrounded by azure water? Just imagine yourself in one of the dreamy islands, alone or with a loved one. Close your eyes and try to feel warm sun gently touching your face and breathe in the fresh ocean breeze.
Opening your eyes you notice shimmer coming from the surface of the South China Sea. The water is a clear shade of turquoise with hundreds of tropical fish and plankton swimming in the coral reef. On the horizon, there are only white clouds, lonely islands, and banca boats. Then, turning around and realize you are in a dream that has become reality. This is El Nido and its satellite islands.

Streets of Hong Kong

In March we went to explore a new city Hong Kong. From my very first steps in the airport, it was clear that this city isn’t similar to any other. Beautiful, elegant, clean, chaotic, strict, magnificent, authentic, filled with street food flavors and thousands of different sounds – this was my first impression of Hong Kong and this is how it will stay in my memory.

Having left the airport, we went to the central area of Hong Kong Island known as Causaway Bay or Times Square. A lot of people compare Hong Kong to New York City and their resemblance is evident: they both have Times Square areas in the very heart of each city. Times Square is where life pulsates and flows of people pass each other heading to and from different areas and islands. You can find anything you need here, from luxurious stores and boutique hotels to restaurants in skyscrapers, pharmacies with Chinese potions and double-decker trams all surrounded by millions of city lights.

Red Sails of Aqua Luna

The boat that we saw every day was called the Aqua Luna, an elegant and exquisite landmark of Hong Kong. It is a beautiful handcrafted vessel built in the traditional style. Of course, cruising in the classy surroundings of Aqua Luna is how we chose to celebrate arriving in Hong Kong. As we boarded at the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier, our unforgettable adventure began. We sat down on comfortable chairs and enjoyed evening wine while watching the blazing orange sun setting behind the modern skyline. The water of the Harbor reflected the mosaic of lights of the skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Hong Kong.

Personal Photography Exhibition

I was very happy to share with you one of my happiest moments in 2016. On May 16 I opened my first personal travel photography exhibition called “THE MOMENT”.

When I travel the world I know that the best way to explore the new place is to stop for a moment and observe. I like feeling the moment, watching people around, hearing sounds, feeling scents and air. Then I know that the best moment is happening now, it will never repeat again. It is unique and valuable for that reason.

I presented 17 large photographs printed on canvas from Hong Kong, Philippines, Ukraine, Turkey and NYC. All of these pictures were posted on Instagram (make sure to follow me) previously so I decided to keep their original square shape.

Here are some pictures from the official opening ceremony at Spivakovska ART:EGO Culture Center.

Paragliding in Geneva

This was the day when I overcame one of my biggest fears. I did paragliding in Geneva! 

And soon after I went to explore the wine route in Geneva.

A week later, we went to Cappadocia, where I had the most romantic breakfast ever!

cappadocia sultan cave suites hot air balloons

That week was very exciting. I had to fly six times and decided to just have some rest 🙂

Cappadocia hot air balloon Turkey Siniciliya Veronica Pototska

And then the hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia.Cappadocia hot air balloon Turkey

After Cappadocia we went to Istanbul … and I hated it. So we were trying to find a place to escape from the city. Then we found this rooftop on an abandoned building in Sultan Ahmet area.Крыши Стамбула блог о путешествиях Вероника Потоцкая Синицилия

Then I wanted to spend some time at home before we went to Poland. This little cabin in Polish Tatry is one of my best finds ever.Tatra Tatry Tatras Mountains Siniciliya Veronica Pototska travel blog Tatra Tatry Tatras Mountains Siniciliya Veronica Pototska travel blog

And then we went to explore the Dunajec river.Tatra Tatry Tatras Mountains Siniciliya Veronica Pototska travel blog

Soon we came to Warsaw. I totally fell in love with it. We stayed in an apartment without Internet, so all we did was looking in the window.

And then we went to explore Ukraine. This is a small manmade island in the village of old Solotvin.

And then we went to the Carpathian Mountains in the West of Ukraine. I have visited this place in summer and winter, but never in autumn. And guess what? I was amazed with it’s beauty!

On one of the days there, we found a mountain river and set up a picnic there.

We also made our first video from our travels. Check it out!

December 2016 was the most successful month of the year. It was full of new projects, travels, achievements, collaborations and I met many amazing people. The month began with visiting ILTM event in Cannes. ILTM is a place where the professionals in the travel industry from all over the world come together. And I was one of them. I mean, I am one of them!

I came home after ILTM and I had one and a half days before my next travel. And during that one day we did an amazing collaboration with The Body Wear Fashion brand and Chance For Traveler magazine. We shot an amazing story and talked about travels and fashion. 

And the next day I went to explore Israel! OMG! That place stole my heart! I always wanted to see the Dead Sea. So on the first day, I woke up before the sunrise and went to the beach to see how the sun rises from the mountains in Jordan. I will never forget what I saw there!

Dead Sea sunrise Israel Travel blog Siniciliya Veronica Pototska

And then I went to explore the Negev desert. The new journey began with visiting the Ramon Crater. I stood on the edge of a rock cliff looking 400 meters down. I felt free and happy.

Ramon Crater Israel Travel blog Siniciliya Veronica Pototska

And soon after, I went to the part of the desert that has some dunes to try snowboarding. But the storm began. The wind was raising the sand and it was raining. But it was still amazing!

Sand boarding Israel Travel blog Siniciliya Veronica Pototska

I read that some people call 2016 good and others call it bad. But the year was the way it was. It is only our attitude that defines the events that happened. So I wish you all to find the good side in everything that happens to you! Happy New Year!

 

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77 Comments

  • Reply Ana Swejowski January 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Happy New Year, Veronica! Have a great one!
    xoxo Ana

  • Reply GIORGOS SPYRIDAKOS January 1, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Oh my God! I love your pics! I make a lot of pics myself and yours are breathtaking! I wish I could do the trips you had in the 2016. Keep up posting nice things for us!

  • Reply Carola January 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Sounds like a great year! So many awesome memories to look back to. So cool that you opened your first personal travel photography exhibition. Something to be really proud of. And paragliding is just awesome. I did it in Sicily in 2015. A hot air ballon flight is till on my wishlist. Love your pictures!

  • Reply durhamslovelifetravel January 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    How fun, congrats on your travel photography exhibition! These are some really great photos and living in the Philippines sounds amazing and nice a warm, which I could use some sunshine these days.

  • Reply ROBERT LEE | Amazing Life Daily January 1, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Hi. I am so glad to be a friend and even more glad that 2016 had been a fantastic year. And when I say fantastic, you sure know how to capture those moments, which brings me to the video. I think it is really nice, I even like the soundtrack. But the ending, FEEL THE MOMENT, I love that!

    So, here’s hoping that you and Vitaliy will have better times ahead and more success to achieve!

  • Reply cieri of thewonderfulkind January 2, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Looks like and action packed 2016 for you! Glad to know that. Some destinations are now part of my list because of what you shared. 2016 is a great year. I agree that one must to see the good in each moment. Happy New Year to you 🙂

  • Reply RUSS January 2, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Everything here is just WOW, but I gotta say that I am most envious about Cappadocia & El Nido. I live in the Philippines but I have yet to see El Nido. Well, you certainly had an awesome and beautiful 2016! I wish you more opportunities & adventures this 2017. Happy New Year, Veronica.

  • Reply Thelittlelai: Beyond limits January 2, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Wow, what a fantastic and an awesome year you’ve had. I’m so happy that one of your greatest travel memories happened in our country, the Philippines. You really have a year full of fun filled adventure. Hong Kong is truly one of the place I have visited this year that have made me speechless as well. I wish you more adventure this year 2017. Have a great day ahead!

  • Reply Aika Loraine January 2, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Omg. Stunning pictures! You had an awesome year indeed. I wish to travel more too! I have yet to travel more than 10 provinces in the Philippines. I long to be in el nido and i just saw your picture and i am so jealous. Cheers to more adventures!

  • Reply Kathy Kenny Ngo January 2, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Your life seems so surreal. It’s just one amazing moment captured on photo. I am blown away by how amazing this entry is.

  • Reply Eleanor Llabore January 2, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Wow! Amazing trips you had last year! When I was done reading your post, I felt exhilarated as if I was with you during your adventure. I really felt the moments you had. Great post! More power!

  • Reply Nadine Smith (Scenes From Nadine) January 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful! And you are really living the dream! My dream is to travel the world, and you are doing just that. Traveling really gives you wonderful memories, and I’m glad you had plenty of those last year! Congratulations also on your photography exhibition! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Traveling Bytes January 3, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    This is so beautifully written essay. Not a “post,” not an “article” – these are more practical, mundane. I loved the poetry and creativity of your writing. You have to be proud of a year like that. Last but not least, congratulations on your personal exhibition, an achievement you should be so proud about. Happy travels in 2017!

  • Reply Megan mccoig January 3, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Your 2016 looks so incredible. I would love to be able to ride a motorbike, there are so many possible adventures. I also believe that a good start to a new year means the rest will be good!

  • Reply Terri Steffes January 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I remembered many of these photos and it was fun to look back and see that you have had a wonderful year. So beautiful!

  • Reply Catherine Murton January 4, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Wow, it really looks like you had an amazing 2016. I love all your travel photos and adventures! May you have many more adventures in 2017!

  • Reply Julie Porter January 4, 2017 at 12:33 am

    What a fantastic year you had in 2016, and your photos are absolutely stunning! Your life seems like an amazing adventure!

  • Reply theresasreviews January 4, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Are these really all your photos? They are so incredible, not to mention how awesome your lifestyle looks!

  • Reply CECILIA keki CANNON (@homewithkeki) January 4, 2017 at 1:35 am

    oh my gosh! are these really your travel experiences just from one year, 2016??? It truly inspired me to follow you over on insta. WOW!! congrats on a fab 2016 and I can’t wait to see where 2017 takes you

  • Reply Debra January 4, 2017 at 3:37 am

    What great photos and what an amazing year your had thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.

  • Reply annalisanuttall January 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Happy new year to you and from the sound of it – 2016 was an awesome year. Bring on 2017. xx

  • Reply Ana De-Jesus January 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Your 2016 looked absolutely magical and it has been a pleasure following your journey over the year. Excited for what you will bring to 2017!

  • Reply reesann723 January 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    These photos are like something out of a magazine! They are just stunning! Looks like 2016 was a pretty amazing year for you! Best of luck in 2017!

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh January 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    What a wonderful time you had! That cabin and the hot air balloon ride seems like it was amazing!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya January 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Joanna, it truly was!

  • Reply AuthenticTravels January 4, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Your photos are so cool. I loved them all and the places are very beautiful indeed as you described them. You have just reactivated my travel bug. i am so happy to see here all these places gathered together.

  • Reply Megan Indoe January 4, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Wow, all of your photos are seriously breathtaking! I love the one in El Nido and Hong Kong especially, although they all are amazing! I also want to know where you took the featured image for this post! How awesome! Also, congrats on the photo exhibition! That’s quite an accomplishment and your work proves that you deserved it!

  • Reply Brittany January 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    You are a truly gifted photographer. I was in awe with each photo in this post but the one of you eating on the roof with hot air balloons over head is amazing. Happy 2017 I hope it brings you just as much joy as 2016.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya January 5, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you so much, Brittany! Happy New Year to you, too!

  • Reply Cori Carl January 4, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    That cabin in Poland is amazingly picturesque! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who really didn’t care for Istanbul! Everyone else raves about it, but it’s one of my least favorite cities.

    Your photos are gorgeous!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya January 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Cori, I think people tend to romanticize Istanbul too much! It is also in my 3 worst cities list together with Jaipur and Manila.
      Thank you, and a Happy New Year!

  • Reply Dawn McAlexander January 4, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    It’s going to be tough to try and top your 2016. That looks like a great year to me. Here’s wishing you the best in 2017!

  • Reply Robin Rue January 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing all of your favorite moments from last year. I loved following through them and seeing all the photos!

  • Reply Kristin January 5, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Wow! You certainly had some incredible travel moments. You’re totally ramping up my wanderlust over here!

  • Reply lovelysilvia January 5, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Wow you had one amazing year! I love all your pictures of all the places you have visited! Hope 2017 is a good one for you!

  • Reply TalesOfABackpacker (@clairesturz) January 5, 2017 at 1:30 am

    What a year! You have beautiful photos, and that breakfast in Capadoccia is something I’d love to do, its so sad that Turkey has been suffering with terrorism this year, it must have put a lot of people off – I’m glad you got to go and enjoy it! All the best for 2017 😀

  • Reply Amanda Love January 5, 2017 at 4:42 am

    It’s awesome to be able to travel a lot in a year and to places that’s far away from home as well. I’m sure you had a great time exploring the countries in Asia! I loved each one of your pictures. Here’s to more travel this new year!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya January 5, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Amanda! Happy New Year to you!

  • Reply TravellingBookJunkie (@t_bookjunkie) January 5, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Wow, it looks like you have had some amazing travels in the last year. I have seen so many good things recently about the Philippines, that I think we need to seriously consider visiting soon.

  • Reply Sarah Kim January 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

    That sunrise looks like a dream! Sunrise is my favorite time of day but I think it’s because I don’t get to experience it often.

  • Reply Carolyn January 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Wow, I totally was sucked in looking at all the pictures. You had an amazing year.

  • Reply Liz January 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Congrats on your exhibit!! That is super exciting. I *love* your photo of breakfast at Cappadocia, the colors of Solotvin, and the pictures from Israel. Looks like a fantastic year!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya January 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Liz! Happy New Year to you!

  • Reply Irina January 5, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Wow girl. You so many beautiful things. I would love to eat breakfast and watch Hot air balloons. I also would love to paraglide. Your pictures are beautiful. I also hope you make many more videos. I’m originally from Odessa, Ukraine. 🙂

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya January 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Dyakuyu, Irina! Happy New Year to you!

  • Reply MELISSA U January 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Wow! I’m inlove with your blog. 🙂 All your pictures and places you’ve been to are goals <3 I'm happy 2016 was good for you. Wishing you the best this 2017 as well! I'll be definitely waiting for more posts from you!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya January 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Melissa, all these goals can become reality!
      Happy New Year to you 🙂

  • Reply Marge Gavan January 5, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    First, all of your photos here are absolutely gorgeous. Not sure if you are familiar with Unspash but that’s where I curate some photos for my blog. I mention it because the photos there are beautiful, if I didn’t know that these are all your pictures, I would think that they all came from that site. This is by the way a compliment as I truly love the photos there. I wish I could take good photos as you or the person who were with you in those trips.

    I say you have had a pretty good year. Glad that you made it in my country. I am thinking of returning to El Nido this year. Your photo in the azure water just made me more convince to go back. I just love that place.

  • Reply Claire Summers January 5, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Wow those are some pretty epic pictures! I LOVE them. Looks like you have had an incredible year. All the best for 2017. I hope its just as incredible 🙂

  • Reply almostindianwife January 5, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I love this! 2016 has been rough for our country but there have been good things too. I love that you took time to really focus on the good that happened to you this year.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya January 5, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      I am very sorry to hear that! What country are you referring to?

  • Reply Donna January 5, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Wow! Looks like you had a great year! I’m in LOVE with these photos! Especially the one with you in the water.

  • Reply nilyncartagena January 6, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Wow! I’m a Filipina and I’ve never been to Panglao and El Nido, :(. Thank you for visiting the PH, the beaches are awesome, aren’t they? You seem to have a really wonderful year! I have a lot to be thankful for past year as well. Here’s to more adventures this year! Cheers! ♥

  • Reply The Trophy WifeStyle January 6, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Omg don’t mind me as I sit here wowing at all of your photos!!! You had a really fabulous year of travel that’s for sure!!!

  • Reply Shannon Hall January 6, 2017 at 1:53 am

    It looks like you had an amazing year! All of your photos are BEAUTIFUL!

  • Reply Christie January 6, 2017 at 2:43 am

    It looks like you had an absolutely amazing 2016. Happy New Year and all the best for 2017. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

  • Reply 100cobbledroads January 6, 2017 at 3:36 am

    Your pictures belong in a travel magazine…stunning, and surreal. Got me thinking seriously about Ukraine. Have to look that up now/

  • Reply GingerGoose Boutique January 6, 2017 at 4:34 am

    What an amazing beautiful journey you had in 2016! I hope the absolute best for you in 2017! You are so right that it is our perspective that determines our outcome of the year!

  • Reply Kelsie January 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

    I love these photos and year long highlights. Looks like 2016 was definitely an INCREDIBLE year for you!!

  • Reply Thuymi @ AdventureFaktory.com January 6, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I am simply in love going through your Year and locations you have been to! You def have one of my fav blogs in terms of travel photography!

  • Reply Sam Coronado (@followyouroad) January 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    So happy to hear that you had fun this year! I’m even happier that you got to visit El Nido and Panglao. I also went to El Nido recently for the first time. It’s right at home, but it’s still wonderful! I wonder why it took me this long!

  • Reply SiennyLovesDrawing January 6, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Wow! Very nice captures of your travel memories! Definitely you had an awesome 16! Happy 2017! Let’s be fabulous;) cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

  • Reply Adventuresfrugalmom (@MMGMOM3) January 6, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    It definetly looks like 2016 was extremely good to you. Wow I can’t imagine waking up the beautiful places you descibed. Here is to 2017 being the same kind of year for you.

  • Reply savagesevenblog January 7, 2017 at 3:44 am

    looks like u have a very amazing and productive 2016. the pictures are amazing. I hope 2017 is even more fun for you.

  • Reply Thejoysof3boys January 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Oh my gosh the Ramon Crater looked breath taking! I can’t believe you were brace enough to stand there – what an experience! You lead a very glamourous life, I’d love to visit the far off places you do. Every single picture was gorgeous and they made me wish for the scene in Mary Poppins where they jumped into the images!

    Happy New Year, I hope this year is filled with as much adventure as the last x

  • Reply mariaisquixotic January 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    By the looks of it, it seems that your 2016 was really a blast! Panglao Island is really a must visit here in the Philippines. 🙂 You have such a wonderful and colorful 2016. Hope your 2017 will be as colorful or even more colorful than your 2016! Happy new year! 🙂

  • Reply Raluca Loteanu January 8, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Wow, you had an amazing year! I really enjoyed reading about all these destinations, they are a great inspiration for my future trips!

  • Reply Blair Villanueva January 9, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I am so glad that I’ve e-meet you online and now I have an opportunity to admire your photograhs and your globetrottle lifestyle 🙂 Am also glad that you’ve enjoyed Panglao and Palawan, hope you visit more islnd in the Philippines.. Happe New Year to you both!

  • Reply Ami Bhat January 9, 2017 at 9:36 am

    A fantastic year and I hope you have an even better 2017. Here is it to more adventures, travel and experiences in 2017. Hope you do more of paragliding and other activities this year and treat us to some more of your stories.

  • Reply EG III January 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

    It’s inspiring to see the varied and many travels of others. I, too, brought in last year in a new country and in between travel and it brought me one of my best travel years ever…so I did the same thing this year in the hopes that it will be even better. Here’s wishing you another year of new places and new experiences!

  • Reply Sonal of Drifter Planet January 9, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Your pictures are very good! I also visited some of the places that you visited this year in the Philippines, Turkey and Europe 🙂

  • Reply Shane January 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Love the positive mindset of setting your year off right for a successful year. Looks like an adventure filled year. Cheers to 2017!

  • Reply iamsuanlee January 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    The photograph of Casa Santa Barbara looks beautiful – almost as if it is a film poster! It’s been so wonderful accompanying you on your travel journey throughout 2016. Hope you have as many equally fun and beautiful adventures this year. How could you possibly choose only one favourite?

  • Reply Miriam Ernst January 9, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Your year was fantastic, hope 2017 will be even better! Your pictures are really amazing. I’d love to have such an adventurous life 🙂

  • Reply Ana Ojha January 10, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Whoa Veronica! Looks like you had an epic 2016! I wish you a rocking 2017 for more travels and adventures!

  • Reply Davide uTravelShare.com January 10, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Veronica I love your beautiful blog and it looks you have had an amazing and brilliant 2016! Starting with a unique country like Philippines, I have been there twice and I can’t remember its incredible treasures like Palawan, El Nido Area, Rice terraces in the North an many other places! You have done incredible pictures, especially in Turkey 😀 thanks for sharing it

  • Reply Alina Popescu January 15, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Loved keeping up with your travels and photos in 2016, Veronica. Loved seeing you discover new place or go to places I’ve already see. I hope 2017 is even better and you get to make tons of travel memories.

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