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My 2018 Vacation - Where Am I Going?

May 07, 2018

Hi readers! It honestly feels like forever since I put out new content because I have been silently dying with strep throat and a torn knee meniscus so writing new content has been a non-existing activity as of late. However I'm feeling pretty good at the moment so I'm ready to start writing a little bit!

So this summer I will be jetting off on holiday for the first time since 2015, and I'm so excited because I'll be going to my Italian family's home town in southern Italy. The town itself is called Ostuni and is located near the coastline on the heel of the Italian "boot" which makes it great for visiting the seaside and enjoying countryside views.
My usual daily routine begins with a walk all around the town with some cool water just taking in the scenery, it's a really relaxing way to wake up and enjoy some sun. I finish my walk with a nice sit down in the cool Villa where I watch people go by, I find it so peaceful to gather my thoughts in a beautiful setting.
Our Local Villa
After this I get ready for the seaside and put together Italian sandwhiches for lunch and get my beach bag full of snorkeling gear, we used to get the bus to the beach but the last few times I've been we actually have our own car that my Dad drives in Italy so we can go at any time! At the beach we sunbathe, enjoy coffee, snorkeling and looking for fish and pretty sea plants - one year my dad brought a waterproof phone case so I could film myself swimming underwater and show the fishes and plants I could see!
My Dad Snorkeling By The Shoreline
This is our favourite daytime activity but sometimes we have days out to this nice shopping center in a town called Brindisi where they have a few of my favourite stores like Kiko, Zara and H&M. I can't shop too much here because of the luggage allowance for the plane ride home but I usually pick up some make up and a few pieces of clothing from here.
A Photo Of Me Standing Under The Zara Sign In 2014!
In the afternoons we have lunch and then a nap before getting ready and going out in the evening, this is the time when we go for a walk around town to see what's open and what's to do. My usual routine with my dad is to go for a walk then hit up a bar or two for a cold glass of wine or beer then we grab a pizza and sit on a high wall looking out to see, at night time you can see ships swimming by and even the occasional lightening storm out to see.
The Seaside At Night
I'm usually there for 3 weeks and each day is a whole new experience, but this year I'll be with my boyfriend as well as my Dad so I'll be acting as a tour guide as well as enjoying myself - I can't wait to share the town I've grown up in with my relatives.

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Gosh, your illness does sound very painful, I really hope you feel better soon! It seems like you have some fantastic travels to look forward to though! I would definitely love to go snorkelling in those crystal clear waters! I am off to Italy myself next month but to Sorrento instead!

    Abbey xx

  2. These photos are all fab, and I hope you have an amazing time on your holiday!
    Amy x

  3. It looks stunning! To be honest, I've never seen anywhere in Italy that I haven't thought was stunning. I hope you have an amazing time and have fun playing the tour guide. It must be exciting going back after a few years. Sorry to hear you're ill though! I hope you get better soon x


  4. ooohh how lovely. I am in love with Italy :) I have never been to the south and this hometown of yours looks absolutely stunning.
    I bet you are looking very much forward to it.

  5. Ah, how lovely!

    I'll be in Italy for 2.5 weeks next month. Sadly, I don't think I'll be in the town where you're family is from!

    S .x http://samsramblings91.blogspot.com/

  6. Ostuni sounds so dreamy! I love the sound of snorkelling at the beach, Italian sandwiches and not to mention all the makeup goodies in the Kiko store. Wishing you the most wonderful trip away!
    Zara xx

  7. I've always wanted to visit Italy, but I've never heard of Ostuni before. You're lucky to have had the chance to grow up in such a beautiful place. I'll be sure to make it into the list of my to-go-to. Thank you for sharing! :) x Ain (www.captaineverland.co.uk)

  8. this looks so incredible i'm wildly jealous!! I've never been to Italy but it looks beautiful... I hope you start feeling better <3

  9. Your so lucky to be able to travel! I wish we could go somewhere this summer. Im sure your going to have a fantastic time!

  10. This place looks beautiful. I love how close you are to your dad and spend quality time with him and your loved ones. Looking forward to your next travel post 👍

  11. It's exciting that you're going to Ostuni this summer. I know you'll have a great time considering how you get to check out the seaside.

    It's always great to take walks - gotta get those steps in! I am so jealous of the snorkeling opportunity. You get to swim with fishes and see aquatic life up close. Hehe, shopping is always the best part. ♥


    1. Thank you for reading lovely! xx