Hello From Dubrovnik, Croatia!
I told you guys the next blog post would be a big surprise! Those of you who follow me on Instagram, already know this, but to those of you who are just readers of my blog, did you expect that? Ha ha! You all know that I have had a fear of flying, ever since I was little, so I had never got on a plane at all, until Sunday, when I took my very first flight, alone. I’m in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and it’s absolutely incredible here! The temperatures are extremely hot though, so I’ve been wearing my SPF 50, which is helping me not burn, but I absolutely love it! I’m going to break this up into sections so that I can share my first flight experience with you too, so carry on reading to find out more and check out my photo diary!
Like I said up there, I had always been afraid of flying, my entire life. I was scared of my ears really hurting, the travel sickness, potentially getting a bleeding nose from pressure etc., but as it turned out, I didn’t have to worry about any of that! I prepared well and bought some EarPlanes ear plugs, to eliminate the pressure, and my gosh do they work! I never felt an ounce of any pressure in my ears once! I also took travel sickness medication, so I never got motion sickness either!
Now you know me, I don’t really do anything alone, but there I was, heading to Bristol airport and taking my very first flight by myself. I went with EasyJet as I always hear good things about them, and I have to say it couldn’t have been a more smooth experience. The pilot was fantastic, the check in and everything was super easy. I absolutely loved the take off and being in the sky! I kept looking out the window the entire time, ha ha. I was fascinated by it and I cannot wait to fly again! Now I’m flying out to the USA (my dream) in 12 days time! FINALLY! I just can’t believe it’s actually happening! Eeeeek! But for now, I am enjoying beautiful Croatia! And once I am safely in the USA, I will do another update on Croatia to let you know where I stayed and how gorgeous it is!
I arrived here on Sunday, so it’s been 4/5 days here. I’ve learned my way around the town, how to get to the little store etc., and see the beautiful views when I’m out walking. The heat is a daily 30 something celcius, so it’s extremely hot, and I try to avoid going out at midday, but other than that, it’s stunning. It’s my first time actually seeing huge palm trees too!
I also did another first, and that was have lunch by myself! I headed down to the town at a leisurely pace and asked for a table for one, and ate lunch by the ocean. I actually really enjoyed it and I’m finding a lot of independence and happiness doing all of this. I’ve always relied on the company of others while I did things, and as it turns out, I really enjoy my own company. I then stopped at an ice cream shop and got some sorbet, which was absolutely delicious. And the view of the sunset on the beach the other day was absolutely magnificent. I’ve never seen a sunset like that in my entire life! The water here is crystal clear! I can’t wait to share more photos with you soon!
In the meantime, please follow my stories on Instagram everyday as I’m sharing lots of videos and photos, as well as live streaming sometimes! I have a Croatia highlight reel on my Instagram page! Follow me there @LornaRaindrops and see more of Dubrovnik!
Wow Lorna, the food looks delicious, the views fantastic! I’m glad you had no problems with flying, it’s so much fun isn’t it? You look lovely as always. Be safe! ❤️🇬🇧🇺🇸
It is, so much fun! Thank you so much, John!
Wish I was there with you lorn x
You’d love it!
Amazing pics Lorna! You look so happy too x
Thank you so much!
It looks wonderful and well done for overcoming your fear of flying! I’m jealous of how warm it is too – counting down the days to spring so we start getting temps like that too!
And also waiting for the borders to open in Australia so we can fly anywhere, haha!
Oh that will be amazing when your borders open up!
That is awesome you travel all by yourself. Glad you had a great time.
Thank you, Amy!