Year 2011

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I hope 2012 is being very good to all of you so far!

Here is an attempt to recap what 2011 was like - maybe a little late, but why not? :) Now that I think of it - 2011 was truly a year of change and lots of exciting moments, revelations and accomplishments. And you have no idea how much your comments and visiting my blog mean to me. Thank you for encouraging me last year! Here are some highlights from 2011 which you may recall and also some which I didn't really post about.

SO... LAST YEAR I:

1. ...celebrated Christmas and New Year in India. Definitely an unforgettable experience - having a proper New Year's Eve party in a tropical palm grove with proper Christmas lights, mojitos, a swimming pool and freshly opened coconuts :)

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2. ...had a chance to see elephants and leopards in the wild and even live among them in the jungle in Sri Lanka where we went straight after New Year's celebrations.

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3. ...went to Maldives - my dream destination of many years :). The biggest highlight was diving about 25 metres deep and seeing 2 stingrays 'flying' by like birds. Seeing sharks completely uninterested in you was pretty awesome too.

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4. ...lay awake through my knee surgery. I was curious to experience this. It kind of gave me things to think about through the painful days afterwards.



5. ...reinvented my Tumblr.

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6. ...spent Easter back at home in Belarus, which is lovely in spring..

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6. ...discovered Berlin as a true city for young people, young artists and art appreciators.

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7. ...went all around Iceland by car with a group of 7 friends. Seeing whales, bathing in termal spas surrounded by lava fields and going in a boat on a glacier lake full of icebergs are just 3 tiny reasons to visit this amazing island - there are many more!

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8. ...visited Athens, but most importantly spent a 'pre-honeymoon' on Greek islands, which I'm yet to post more about, I promise! Those Milos beaches accesible only from water, Santorini volcano and non-stop parties on Mykonos are great highlights of the Cyklades.

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9. ...got married! Which was the most emotional day of my life.

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10. ...moved from Gdansk to London to live and found a new job.

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11. ...celebrated my pet's birthday :)))) Ralph is 4!

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12. ...celebrated Halloween - haha, this is the influence of living in the UK :)

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13. ...celebrated my birthday for the first time in 7 years ;). (actually celebrated lots of other great things as well)

14. ...went to see Tchaikovsky's 'The Sleeping Beauty' performed by Royal Ballet. Totally amazing!

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15. ...had the most beautiful Christmas tree of all times!

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16. ... and finally switched from PC to Mac :))).

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The year 2011 was a pretty amazing year for me. Hopefully 2012 turns out somewhat similar! Have a really exciting year ahead!

photos by Olga and Arek except for the top and the bottom ones

13 comments:

Μαριανα said...

You go gurl! Great great photos, feelings and adventures! Love&peace xxx

renilde said...

trust me this not only sounds but looks really goooood ;) xx

Olga said...
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le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I hope 2012 will have all these beautiful colors :) and wish you a happy year.

Juanita Tortilla said...

Your adventurous life definitely has my full envy!!!

Yes, what's next, Olga? :)

Anonymous said...

Keep on moving :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog

A garden just outside Venice said...

Sooooo many travels and happy moments in your recap!!!
Wishing you all the best for the New Year..and yes, next time I'm in London, let's meet up for a cuppa :)
Michela x

Don said...

Wow, you've been busy! Keep it going in 2012!

Insomniamental said...

¡Tuviste un excelente 2011 Olga! Me da mucho gusto. Creo que el 2012 será también un año lleno de hermosos recuerdos, porque la sensibilidad que tienes para captar la vida de todo a lo que fotografias es un don que sin duda va a seguir creciendo día con día:)

Irina said...

Olechka, love your 2011 recap! It sounds like such an eventful and awesome time - I hope 2012 will be even better!!! XOXO

Paralelo Longe said...

Olga,

What an absolutely amazing year you had. Love your post and the way you highlighted all the good things which made a huge and positive difference in your life (well except for the knee accident, which we can forget now). India, Sri Lanka, Greece, iceland and so many gorgeous places you visited. And most important of all, tight close with the love of your life in that jumping day, where nothing will be the same from now on...we have talked about that. I see you got that lovely Apple you were wishing for :) Have a wonderful, a magnific year and hope 2012 will bring you as much or even more happiness than ever. You both really deserve it. Take care, LYou TI

Olga said...

How great you all dropped by - many thanks for your greets and comments!!