This years summer holiday took me to Greece, to the beautiful island of Zakynthos. For me, a big part of a holiday is being able to explore somewhere new and different. The world is a huge place, and I'd love to be able to visit everywhere. Although there are definitely places I would happily visit again and again, I do prefer to travel somewhere new, just to be able to cross another destination off the list.
I would usually spend the entire holiday travelling around all the different places and really exploring the island or country I'm visiting to the fullest. This holiday was a little different though and was mainly spent relaxing by the pool, which is so not like me at all but was very much needed.
One day was spent in Zakynthos Town, although I'll have to admit to being somewhat disappointed by this. I was expecting something like Corfu Town which really is beautiful but sadly it wasn't comparable. There didn't seem to be all that much there and it looked very run down and not as pretty as I had hoped.
I'll admit to feeling a little guilty about spending the majority of the holiday within the confines of the hotel but like I said it was very much needed. There were plenty of evening strolls along the beach though to catch those dreamy skies at sunset, one of my favourite things to do on holiday, so not all was lost.
And all of those pool days meant that I was able to read 5 whole books. In less than 2 weeks, that is unheard of for me, I was super chuffed.
So not quite the usual holiday for me this year but a good one none the less.
~ Gem x