My Diary 2018
Travel |Hotels | Food | Photography & More
January – Pristina, Kosovo Postponed until later in the year!
Kosovo, self-declared independent country in the Balkans region of Europe. Although the United States and most members of the European Union recognised Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence from Serbia in 2008, Serbia, Russia and a significant number of other countries including several EU members did not. Kosovo was admitted to the United Nations (UN)
The name Kosovo is derived from a Serbian place-name meaning, Field of Blackbirds.
The borders of Kosovo are mainly mountainous, characterised by sharp peaks and narrow valleys so, I’m pretty much hoping that I get some real good Photography on my visit.
Feb – California – San Diego – LA – Santa Barbra – Las Vegas – Coronado Island
Including a trip to Palm Springs A city in the Sonoran Desert of Southern California It’s known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses and spas.
The shopping district along Palm Springs Canyon Drive features vintage boutiques, interior design shops ’which will make me feel right at home’ And restaurants.
I will be Visiting Las Vegas which includes a night with Diana Ross. And Australian Bee Gees Show Las Vegas is packed with beautiful hotels and lots to do through the day with the likes of the Mob Museum, the bright lights at night gives it that extra buzz, a visit to the famous Fountains of Bellagio
The Bellagio is a must, I love it and can’t wait to get back there.
A visit to Coronado Island Situated across the bay from downtown San Diego. Gentle surf, sparkling wide-sand beaches, what more can you ask for? Well, the famous Hotel Del Coronado is perfect for your vocation.
Although not confirmed as yet, I will be visiting either Sacramento or Arizona or perhaps both. I will update that very soon.
There are other events etc through-out the year which I will update once dates have been confirmed.
April – Campbeltown – Argyll & Bute
Home to one side of my Irish Ancestral Heritage were my great great grandparents came over from County Antrim and settled in Southend, my great great-grandfather a Shepherd and his family worked the farms.
One of the graveyards sits on the land that belonged to one of my great great uncles whom is buried there along with other members of the family, some of the family emigrated to Australia and others to America.
May/June – Issue 2 Of PERUSE – Spring/Summer Online Magazine
June/July – Sean Ross Abbey – Roscrea – Co Tipperary
I am honoured to have been invited to the Sean Ross Abbey Commemorations Again this year, I am very happy to continue to show my support.
The commemorations for this years Sean Ross Abbey, Mother & Baby will take place on Sunday 1st July, hope to see you all and more again this year.
July – Clifton – Galway
I’m off to Galway, home to the other half of my Ancestral Heritage were I will be continuing that side of my family tree and exploring the beauty of traditional pubs, live Irish folk music, boutiques and art galleries.
Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s West Coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Fresh local oysters, mussels and other seafood are highly recommended so it’s safe to say I’ll certainly be having a little of a feast, I can’t possibly be there and not try.
July – Kosovo – Pristina
My visit that to Kosovo that was postponed in Jan will now be this month (See Above)
Aug/Sept – Book Publications – ‘Dear Diary & My first children’s book
Sept – Budapest
Budapest the capital of Hungary, is bisected by the River Danube. The 19th Century Chain Bridge Which connects the hilly Buda district.
Other places of interest being the Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, the Budapest History Museum.
Trinity Square is home to 13th Century Mathias Church and the turrets of the Fisherman Bastion with the most amazing views.
Dec/Jan – Book Publication – ‘House of Darci-Lee’
Stay updated on my Travel, Hotel and Food reviews as well as photography with #belindatravelstheglobe on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. I’ll be visiting Liverpool – Newcastle – The Isle Of Sky – Italy and possibly back to Krakow this year too, dates yet to be confirmed
March 2019 – California – St Patrick’s Day
This year I will be spending St Patrick’s Day in USA, celebrating St Pat’s Californian Style. Whilst there I will also be taking a Crusie (Destination to be revealed soon) and much more besides.
P.S There is something big happening in 2019/20 Stay connected all will be revealed soon!!! keep an eye on my Website when I will be adding another #trip to visit #PonteVecchio at the #BayRidge area of #Brooklyn In 2019/20 Where I will tasting #Mussels in a #RedTomoatoSause while enjoying a chat and a #Cocktail or two 😉 with Teresa Napolitano Aprea #RHONJ and I’m looking forward to it. #ItaliansDoItBetter