April. After almost a month of procrastinating and studying and feeling very much out of sorts I’ve finally did it! I passed all 8 exams in 3 days and had a great presentation. I got my certificate and now I need to put in my papers for my new licence. What is it? I’m…taadaaa… A TOURIST GUIDE FOR CROATIA! 🙂 It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time and finally decided to give it a try. I do have a lot of experience in tourism already so this won’t be something completely new for me. There are different rules for tourist guides in different countries. In Croatia, you have to have a licence for each region, so I got a licence for two regions. For example, I can take a group of tourists to Dubrovnik and tell them all about different places while we’re on the bus but once we actually get to Dubrovnik I’d need to hire a local tourist guide who has the licence for Dubrovnik. Now, I have a licence for Primorsko-goranska county which includes places such as Rab island ( check this post) and Opatija and many other gorgeous seaside towns and islands and some lovely countryside places too. I’ve also got a licence for Plitvice Lakes ( Ličko-senjska county) 🙂 . So that’s my big news. Actually, there’s another major news but you’ll have to wait a bit longer for that one. I’m loving all the suspense 🙂
March. On the one hand it was probably the most boring month I’ve had lately. I mostly stayed at home and studied for the exams for my new licence. I saw the musical Mamma mia! which was fun. My hubby and I ate out a lot actually and tried out some new places. My best friend’s baby turned 1 in March! 🙂 I’m a proud auntie. On the other hand, something very exciting is going on all the time but I still can’t tell you anything about it. Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted as much as I used to. Well, there are more important things in life than blogging, sorry guys. Anyway, wish me luck with my exams this week! And I’m looking forward to all the Easter food! How was your March?
So, in case you missed them:
Published posts in March
February. A lot has happened in the shortest month of the year. But I can’t tell you anything just yet. 🙂 Anyway, I finished my course. Now I have to study a lot since I have to pass 9 exams in April. But then I’ll get my new licence. What is it? I’ll tell you in April. Also, I had to postpone my trip to Munich because of the exams so hopefully we’ll manage to go to Germany in May instead of late March. I didn’t blog much because I didn’t have a lot of free time. To be perfectly honest, I also kind of lost my motivation for blogging. However, I opened Instagram account for this blog!:) Yay! And I’m totally hooked already. Have you seen my post on postcards exchange? Would you like to get involved? If you want to send & receive pretty postcards get in touch with me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How was your February?
Published posts in February
January. I’m not one of those people who make some special new year’s resolution and then forget all about it by the end of January. But I’d like to feel/be more optimistic this year. I used to be so happy-go-lucky when I was younger. I don’t know why I became so cynical and even bitter and afraid of trying out new things. However, I did start this blog a year and a half ago (almost). Moreover, I enrolled at a course two weeks ago and I’ve already started attending the lectures. I won’t tell you just yet what it is but it’s definitely related to travel 🙂 And I’ve cut my hair! It’s again as short as it was when I went to Brussels two years ago. So, actually a lot of changes in January. Also, I’ve booked a hotel in Munich, Germany but I’m not so sure that we’ll actually go there at the end of March. Somehow I lost my travel mojo 😦 . Thus, I’m not sure if there’s a point in travelling at all if I feel like that. Hopefully I’ll change my mind by March. I mean, I’ve been thinking about visiting Munich for so long….
I probably won’t have a lot of time for blogging during February but I’ll see how I’ll manage. Thanks for sticking around 🙂 So, in case you missed them:
Published posts in January
Who would have thought that I would write constantly for almost a year and a half? I certainly didn’t think so when I hit publish for the first time back in 2015. And here I am now, 132 posts later, looking back at 2016 on my blog. Firstly, I’d like to thank all my readers and followers! 🙂 Your support means a lot to me, especially since only a handful of my friends know about my travel blog. I don’t have a lot of travel plans for 2017 actually. My first and foremost travel goal is to finally visit Munich, Germany. But I’ll wait for a month or so until I make any real travel arrangements. After that, if I find a good deal, a cheap flight or if I suddenly want to visit badly some place, I’ll go. If not, I’ll stay at home. Travel isn’t everything! That’s one lesson I learnt the hard way in 2016. Anyway, I still haven’t written about all of my travels from 2016 (and earlier) and I want to continue to write my blog series Discover Croatia. So, there’ll be plenty of new posts in 2017! 🙂
Let’s take a look at 2016 on the Red Phone Box travels:
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December. To be honest I felt more festive in November than in December. I mean, I attended two lovely Christmas events at the last weekend of November and I visited a chocolate festival in Opatija at the first weekend of December. But then I had another business trip and some other unpleasant obligations and my 33rd birthday. I so wasn’t looking forward to that! I felt like I didn’t accomplish much in the past year but in the end I had three lovely birthday meals so it wasn’t that bad after all. 🙂 Christmas was spent with family and I have so many sweets in my cupboard right now. I hope you had peaceful and joyful holidays too! I’m looking forward to 2017. I think I deserve some happy news finally!
So, in case you missed them:
Published posts in December
November. Actually November is one of my least favourite months. Somehow this November wasn’t that bad despite the almost non-stop rain which lasted for around 10 days straight! Also, I didn’t travel anywhere and I didn’t get any good news. But I am felling all right, I guess. Even kind of optimistic:) I think I need to thank my early Christmas shopping this year for making me feel better ( I know retail therapy sounds so clichéd but I am so happy with my new Christmas jumper). Going to two Christmas season opening events this last weekend in November (which is the first Advent weekend) cheered me up a lot too. I mean you can’t feel down after drinking whiskey hot chocolate and mulled wine, right?;) I’m so looking forward to December. I’ll be quite busy actually so I might not post as much as I did this month ( 12 posts). And it’s my birthday soon too! I’ll be 33. Oh, I’m so old…:)
So, in case you missed them:
Published posts in November