My travel year 2017 in review!

I had a decent year. Didn't have to cancel any trips, managed a bit of travel almost every month and wrote about 220+ blogposts (averaging 2 posts every 3 days, but most are small posts) This is how my year 2017 was.
Above: A map depicting my travel in 2017- read here to know how to create one for yourself.

Quick Summary:
Monthly breakup!

January: Philippines
Visited Hexa Experience in Chennai. The video I made of Hexa's Offroad abilities has crossed 3 lakh views on Youtube.

First trip of the year and first visit to the Philippines. Made short visits to Manila, Cebu and Palawan. A lot has changed in past 1 year- There're more direct flights now between the islands in Philippines. Definitely warrants another visit, Boracay, El Nido and other parts I should try to explore on next visit. Read all my Philippines post here 
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February: Mumbai, Denmark and Germany, Orange county Kabini
Visited the famous Kala Ghoda art festival for the first time. Attended Berger Paints Indiblogger meet, met many blogger friends in Mumbai, drove new Ford Endeavor, Baleno & i20 from Zoomcar, had a work trip to Copenhagen and spent a night in Frankfurt Got my first real snow experience in Denmark capital.
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March: New Delhi, for Tata Tigor event. Visited Heritage Transport Museum
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April- Japan trip with Cherry Blossom!
Visited Orange County (Now Evolve Back) Kabini campus. Mr & Mrs Bhushavali also gave us company and we had great time on the banks of Kabini.
Visited Japan for the first time- totally captivating destination. My travel dates coincided with Cherry blossom season which as a pleasant surprise. Some key posts: Japan on budget * Capsule hotel experience * Bullet train experience * Hiroshima experience * Read all other Japan posts here.  Will plan one more trip in future.

Was part of GRT bloggers meet- got to spend a few days in Radisson Blu Mahabalipuram, GRT Grand.
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May: Guwahati, Shillong, Bhutan border town, Mumbai
Visited North East for the first time- Guwahati-Shillong- Dawki. Also entered Bhutan for the first time (border town only). Great experience.

Visited Mumbai for another personal trip- Sanjay Gandhi national park, Kanheri caves, Matheran, Alibaug, KolabaKorlai, and Murud Janjira explored in a VW Jetta.
June: Coimbatore, Kerala-Silent Valley, Mysuru-GRS Fantasy Park
Flew into Coimbatore with a cheap spicejet ticket booked an year ago, drove across the border to Kerala to visit Silent Valley- was a good experience visiting this lesser known gem in Kerala. Visited few other hills on our way back, like this one.

Started Airlineblog in June, to focus on airfare deals, air travel tips and related content. The blog has been growing steadily and I am satisfied with its progress. Read best of 2017 from Airline Blog here

Another family trip to Mysuru and a visit to GRS Fantasy park was also in June 2017
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July-Evolve Back Coorg, Kerala- Nexon
Visited Evolve Back's 3rd and most famous property, in Coorg. Few more days well spent in luxury, with nature.

Had some fun at Wild Tribe Ranch in Chennai

End of the month another short visit to Kerala- to experience the new Tata Nexon. Stayed back for an additional day to drive around, but unfortunately a hartal (bandh) was declared, but did manage to explore a bit [Details].
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August- Wayanad, Phuket Thailand
Visited Phuket in Thailand for the first time-hadn't been to this part of Thailand in earlier trips. A week well spent, including a night at Phi Phi. Rode around on a rented bike, which helped keep cost under check.
End of the month we had a bike trip to Wayanad, organized by ONN Bikes, ScoutMyTrip and Wandertrails. 3 days well spent with blogger and biker friends.
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September- Coimbatore, Kerala border, Vietnam
Another trip to Coimbatore, on work + the weekend for myself- rode around coconut farms and other places on a rented bike.

First visit to Vietnam- Saigon, Hanoi and nearby areas. One week is just not enough- I should visit one more time and explore more interior towns. Read all Vietnam posts here.
October- Home town visit, did some biking around- visited Kavaledurga fort and few other places
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November: Bali, Indonesia
Bali on invitation from Indonesia Tourism and Malindo air. My second visit- was very short (got only 2 full days in Bali) but a great experience with the company of wonderful bloggers. Had nice luxury stay in Padma Ubud and Montigo Resort, did some ATV Adventure and visited an island. Read all Bali posts here.
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December- Bengaluru, Chennai
No major travel in December, except a trip to BLR where I tried Volvo S60 and Maserati Ghibli. Did some rides around Chennai otherwise nothing significant. Everyone travels in December and everything is expensive, so it suits me to relax and rewind a bit.
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Most of these were short trips, 1 week max. Do check the most read and most commented blogposts of this year. How was your 2017?

Let us see how 2018 fares. 
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16 comments:

  1. Wow. Just wow. Hope 2018 is even more exciting for you!

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  2. 2017 has been great. Hope you explore many places in 2018. Wishing you many more adventures!

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  3. You had an amazing year Enidhi :) Wish you a more eventful 2018, bring back more interesting stories from the international turf :)

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    1. I am sure you too had great year- saw your photos from around the world! Happy 2018 and more traveling..

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  4. You travelled a lot ! And had an amazing year. :)

    If not travel, you'd become an automobile blogger.

    One thing I like about you is that you can write honestly about things around you and that too almost everyday, albeit smaller posts. My average is once a week which I'm maintaining since many years now.

    We should try to travel together this year. It's been time.

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  5. I love Asia and I love the way you travel! I do love adventure too! Best wishes for next year!! Safe Travels!

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