Some places are so complex, or teach us so much about ourselves, that we end up longing to go back. Here are just a few of my favourites.
I would readily return to Morocco multiple times. This country held a little bit of everything for me. My travels there sparked a curiosity in me. The culture was rich without being completely overwhelming. I met great people who helped to make my memories even more vivid. For me, Morocco is the perfect mixture of history, culture, food, relaxation, outdoor activities and beautiful landscapes. One day I’ll go back…
South America is my favourite continent to date and was the furthest I had ever travelled from ‘home’ at the age of 22. The variation of its landscapes, people and histories had me completely hooked. I would love to return to live there at some point. Until then, I make do with looking through my photo albums! This is just one of the calming roadsides that our truck stopped at on its three month journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast…
I travelled along the Trans-Siberian last December and spent a great few days at a Ger camp a few hours’ drive from Ulaanbaatar. The winter landscapes were silent and mesmerising, but I’d also love to experience this country in summer, specifically for the annual Nadaam Festival. I think that’s worth a second visit!
The South of France
This was a childhood home and will always hold a special place in my heart. I recently returned for a long weekend to see how my old haunts had moved on without me over the years. It was emotional to realise that old friends and institutions, such as Mary Jo’s restaurant, were long gone. However some things were exactly as I remembered them. Porquerolles Island was one of them.
Tassie is an adults’ playground. A perfect mixture of grown-up but fun activities from wine and cheese tasting to cold water diving and mountain scrambling. A perfect annual getaway that won’t break the budget if you’re flying from Sydney – we hired a camper van that was our transport and accommodation for 12 days. This Australian enclave is definitely worth a second go, but of course this continent has vast expanses to be explored…decisions decisions!