As I may or may not have mentioned before, in 16 days I am going to be travelling to Poland with my best friend Katie. It will be the first time both of us go on a holiday together, and the first time for both of us to go on a holiday without our family, which is both daunting and exciting at the same time.
I'm sure the trip will be a great experience for us both, and I'm really looking forward to it. Here are 10 things I'm particularly looking forward to...
1. The freedom that we'll have without our family
2. The funny stories that I'm almost positive will come out of our airport experience. I mean, we could barely get into big weekend in 2014 so it's going to be a laugh getting through the airport to board the plane
3. The hotel that we're staying at is really cultural, which will be pretty interesting. Each room is decorated in the theme of a different culture, so I'm looking forward to seeing which room we end up in
4. Meeting the hotel manager, who also happens to be a family friend (ayy #discounts). She's super energetic and probably the happiest, friendliest person I've ever met. She's so lovely that she's even going to pick us up from the airport personally... even though she's hella busy with the hotel
5. The food, which is so different from British food. My favourite dish is probably Polish style potato pancakes with Polish creamy cheese... so damn good. Soups are really popular (and cheap) in Poland too, and I do love a good soup so that'll be great!
6. Going on a horse drawn carriage city tour. Oh my goodness, they are so dreamy and such a great way to see the city. We're planning on going on one of them in Krakow which is sure to be a real treat.
7. We've decided to spend a day in the village where my Mum's family lives, so it'll be wonderful to see them all. There's a possibility that we might have a bonfire in my grandparents farm, but we'll see if that actually happens nearer to the time, lol.
8. As the times I've been to Poland previously were very family oriented (as we went with my parents and brother) there are a lot of places I haven't been before that we're thinking of visiting. For example, the Wisla river boulevard in Krakow looks jaw dropping, and I've never been despite going to Krakow on like 5-6 (or more!) separate occasions.
9. The weather, which in Poland is significantly warmer than the UK, with an average of around 30*C. #Tapsaff #Tantime
10. Getting to spend a full week with my best friend, who I love and really don't see enough.