Stating the obvious – it’s been quite the rollercoaster over the last few months. I ended 2020 with an optimistic mindset, I thought travel would return and it’d be easy to move on from the pandemic we’d conquered. Naturally, we’re 9 months in and this is my first post of year – plus it’s a staycation so does that even count? We actually took this trip back in June but it’s taken me a while to feel like blogging.
Scotland ended up being a lot of fun and I’m glad Haydn and I packed the car along with some friends and headed even further north for a long weekend away. We drove from Leeds to Edinburgh, where we stayed for a couple of days before driving from there to Glasgow for a night.
I hope you’re doing well? I was so anxious about travelling this year because of Covid-19 (WHAT A SURPRISE) but as someone who loves to explore new places, being stuck in the UK since March had started to get pretty boring so for me, travel was a worthwhile risk. The initial struggle came from finding somewhere that had minimal restrictions and wasn’t on the FCO warning list – we should have gone to Paris on the 12th September but as the situation started to get worse there we decided to cancel. That’s how my partner, Haydn, and I finally agreed on visiting Copenhagen. It’s been on my bucket list for quite a while and given the great discounts across the travel sector right now it was relatively cheap.
The flight to Rome was fairly easy, it left on time and arrived on schedule, there was some turbulence but having traveled a lot over the last couple of years this has started to bother me less and less. Since we hadn’t checked in a bag we should have gotten off the plane and through customs quickly but Haydn thought I was still on the plane so stood waiting by the gate for ages meaning we ended up taking ages to get through the airport. We also had to be screened for Coronavirus, which added more time.