A year in review: 2016

December 26, 2016

This year has been full of adventures and visitors! I was incredibly lucky that I got to visit Asia twice this year. I don't even know how it all happened but it just all worked out. 

And I had friends who came to visit me as well which was amazing because one of them was a friend who I haven't seen in years.

In February, I went to Japan and Taiwan but I got sick. It was horrible but I survived it thanks to my friends and A. Japan was amazing and of course I tried to eat everything. Taiwan was rough because that's where I got really sick. Didn't see much of the city because of it. 

This summer was intense! I had a lot of visitors. One of them was Julian from Germany. We hosted a bbq at my house, we went to Niagara Falls, and I went camping at Arrowhead with A. Read about it here

The second part of summer was spent camping again at Pinery Provincial Park. I went to a few beer festivals in the city and ate way too much bbq. I attended the Feast of St. Lawrence Market dinner. 

Keiko came to visit from Japan for a week and we spent a lot of time together eating! 

And my very good friends got married in Cambridge. You can read about it all here

Finally, this past fall, I went to visit Hong Kong. It was so much fun because we have friends who live there who showed us around. I also took a day trip to Macau and Lamma Island.

I also went back to the Philippines. This time visiting Bohol and Cebu! I had the best time!!! 

Wishing you all a Happiest New Year!! All the best for 2017!!! 


  1. Lovely photos! Definitely sounds like you had a blast this year and I hope you get to travel even more next year :-)

    Hannie from Missing Wanderer

    1. Thank you Hannie! Happy New Year! All the best for 2017 :)

  2. lovely lovely! happy new year Christine. and here's to another adventurous year of life!!!

  3. I hope you had a nice Christmas and hope you will have a wonderful start to the new year!! :)
    Sounds like a year of great travels for you..I look forward to seeing your travels for 2017!

  4. Happy New Year! May your 2017 be as blessed as your 2016!
    All the love, Xeph.

  5. I'm so sorry you got sick in Taiwan, but I hope you had fun in Japan! I was lucky to visit Japan last year and I thought it was an absolutely magnificent country! You traveled so much in 2016, and I hope you have an even better 2017! <3

    xx BASH   ||   HEY BASH

  6. Love your amazing post, the pictures are gorgeous, thank you for sharing and wish you ALL THE BEST 2017!!!



  7. Sounds like an eventful year! You visited a lot of places. Sad to hear you got sick in Taiwan. I'll be visiting the country in two months and I hope to have a blast. Fingers crossed that I'll be able to visit Japan this year, too!

    xo, Richel V. | Richel Goes Places

  8. Happy New Year Christine! I'm glad you're feeling better and I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing (always love seeing your photos pop up on my instagram feed) your travels in the new year!

  9. Hope you had a lovely new years! Hope this year treats you just as well!


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