My 2016 began with me graduating from grad school, getting a job promotion and with marriage. On February 12th, I married my most trusted confidant. We celebrated our union last September with our family and friends in Orlando, Florida. This was one of the best days in my life. It was a humbling experience to be in a room with my closest friends and family members who were genuinely happy for us. Our circle is so small, but Its true, it’s not the quantity but the quality of people you allow to have a front row seat in your life.
The Second highlight of 2016 would be some of the trips I took around the world. In 2016 I visited Dubai and two continents: South Asia and South Africa. Living in the Middle East has allowed my dreams of traveling not only to become a reality, but to also expand my horizons as I’m so close to places I never ever dreamed of visiting .
Sri Lanka was very relaxing and very hot and humid. The food was great and to my surprise I did not get sick ( I have a very weak stomach). In Sri Lanka, my husband and I took the time to learn about the culture and to meet some of the native people there as well. Our accommodations were beautiful and we enjoyed the hospitality and the kindness of the people. While I enjoyed our trip there and would recommend you visit; I must admit that having been to both Sri Lanka and Thailand, Thailand would be my first choice. If you are interested in South Asia, look for my post about it Sri Lanka and Thailand where I will share pictures and talk about the places we visited.
My 2016 ended with a trip to South Africa. Let me say that South Africa was amazingly beautiful. Although I didn’t get to sightsee much as I was there on business, I would definitely travel there again and take my time to visit various landmarks and to learn more about the people and culture. One Word to describe South Africa is Amazing! Cape Town in particular blew me away with its beauty. See some of my pictures below of the Cape and Johannesburg.
In 2017, I’m looking forward to more Traveling, Increase, Favor and Grace! I had a wonderful 2016 and I know my 2017 will be even better.