Favourite Moments of 2016

The idea for this post started out as a “favourite photos of the year.” A post where I share my favourite photos that I’ve taken in the last year. The ones that I think are “the best”. But that felt a little boring. And in an effort to be more of a person here, I thought sharing my favourite moments would give you a bit more insight into me. It gave me an excuse to go through all my photos and to be reminded of how amazing this year has been.

It has been an amazing year and I’m grateful for every single up and down this year has offered me.

On with the photos! FYI there are a lot of them, so it may take a few seconds to load.

On a Train
As the train meandered around the coast I couldn’t take my eyes off this scenery.
Biker people
Biking in Vietnam, or navigating while sitting on the back, is definitely one of my favourite experiences of the year.
Watching the world
Sitting in a park in Saigon watching the world go by.
First-ish meal
First.. or maybe second meal in Vietnam. A little place crammed with locals. We had no idea where we were, but we sat down anyway.
Banh Mi!
That moment when you’ve tasted the most perfect banh mi.
Bountiful
Such a wonderful feeling being able to pick and eat what you’ve grown.
Double-take
The time I did a double-take at the TV and then scrambled for my phone to take a photo of my photo being featured. Say WHAT.
Best friends
My peoples!
Boston
The moment when it hit me that I love my new job.
On a boat!
Despite living on an island it’s very rare I’m at the beach or on the sea. Love getting to see Bahrain from the ocean.
Camel farm
A breath of fresh air to see Bahrain’s greener side.
Family
Nothing beats a family photo. Especially when you only get together once or twice a year.
Lightning
Patience paid off. Patience and practice. Such a great moment to actually capture the lightning I was seeing.
Mercado
There’s something about going to the market, first thing in the morning, before anyone else is about.
London Eye
Can’t be many better ways to spend your first day at a new job.
Beach
It may have been nearly 40C, but it felt good laying on a beach not having to think about anything other than where to go for dinner.
Pool thoughts
It’s the middle of April and I’m sitting on the roof of my building, by the pool, enjoying the sunshine. Happy days.
Jalapeños!
My first ever home-grown jalapeños in Bahrain. It was exciting to see them grow
Ahh friends
The things you put your friends through just to get the right shot.
Riffa Fort
Taking it all in at Riffa Fort never gets boring.
Riffa Fort again
Wonderful time just snapping a friend and his family.
'Nam
Those first sips of fresh beer in Vietnam were always so good. The rest of the sips were great too.
Cham Ruins
That feeling when you’re wandering around something that’s been standing for hundreds of years.
Vietnam
I think it was this moment when it really hit me I was in Vietnam.
Just a beer
It was just a few beers on the beach and people watching, but it was one of my favourite moments in Da Nang.
Marble Mountains
A sweaty, hot mess is what I am here. Climbed up who knows how many steps to get to this view at the Marble Mountains in Da Nang, and it felt great getting there.
Terrifying
That memorable evening spent at the Water Gardens in Bahrain. I think I could have died going on this rollercoaster.

What are some of your favourite moments of 2016?