My 2018

This year has entitled a lot more than I could have ever dreamed of. 2017 was a great year, I was able to visit a lot of new places and evolve as a person. I never thought I would be able to top it, but 2018 has really been the best. I have grown tremendously during the year and taken new steps into my future both personally and professionally. I stepped into the Dirty 30s (some anxiety, yes!), left my job after 5,5 years (nervous) and started a new journey at a new company. I’ve been treated badly by some, but I’ve been treated amazingly by the people that matter. I have decided to embrace the magic of not giving a fuck (Sarah Knight) and live my life for me, myself and I! 

Just like last year, I have been traveling a lot by myself this year and it’s so developing, I recommend everyone to take the chance on traveling by yourself. You meet so many amazing people from all corners of the globe, you grow as a person and you have the freedom to do whatever you feel like! 

I’m so grateful in having this wonderful year behind me where I’ve visited incredible sites and explored the world (42 countries in total so far). I have checked many items off my bucket the past two years and have an even bigger suitcase filled with so much more knowledge and experience.  

I feel thankful to everyone of you who made my year special and made me feel loved. I wish you all a Happy New Year and let’s make 2019 just as amazing (or even better) than 2018! 

Fun facts of 2018: 

  • Visited 17 countries
  • Been on two camel rides
  • Climbed the inside of Statue of Liberty 
  • Been to the Sphinx and Giza pyramids
  • Visited Dracula's castle during Halloween
  • Bathed in a hot spring on Iceland
  • Gazed on the Golden Gate Bridge 
  • Relaxed with a full-body massage at Gellért Hotel & Spa
  • Successfully avoided two robbery attempts 
  • Celebrated Midsummers Eve on the streets of beautiful Toledo
  • Stayed at a classic Riad in the Marrakesh Médina  
  • Partied my way through Vienna 
  • Imagined I was a part of Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik 
  • Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge 
  • Watched "Wicked" on Broadway 
  • Seen a diver jump from the Mostar Bridge
  • Sailed on the Nile river 
  • Enjoyed the beautiful landscape of Montenegro 
  • Been on the top of Empire State Building
  • Celebrated my 30th birthday playing boule and dance the whole night long
  • Walked around in the National Mall of Washington DC 
  • Seen giraffes, zebras and White Rhinos on safari in Senegal
  • Donated pens and paper to school kids in Gambia  
  • Went on the classic cable cars on the hilly streets of San Francisco 
  • Got my first tattoo (never thought that would happen)  
  • Celebrated Christmas with the The Nutcracker in Copenhagen
  • Celebrate New Year’s in Geneva 

Countries visited during the year: 

  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia 
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Iceland
  • USA x 2
  • Austria
  • Spain x 2
  • Romania
  • Gambia
  • Senegal
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Denmark (doesn't really count, but still)