There comes a time when everyone’s travel blog falls embarrassingly behind. I’m afraid Laughingabroad.com is almost three months (maybe more?) behind. It’s not all bad, though, because there is some good news for our Canadian readers who, I understand, are knee high deep in snow already. Today we will be talking about our visit to the beach(es).
In a country where people say it is becoming more Muslim by the day, the last thing that comes to mind is liberal beaches. But, Turkey’s beaches are famous for tiny bikinis, drinking, and, well, for being very European. Continue reading
Every once in a while there is an opportunity to do something that seems like a good idea, but for a variety of reasons — maybe cost, time, or that gut feeling saying ‘don’t bother’ — you decide against it. We almost decided against this, but some nagging feeling convinced us that this could be something big. Continue reading
Bulgaria itinerary: Sofia (5 nights) -> Veliko Tarnovo (4 nights) -> Varna (5 nights)
Get in: Bus from Sofia for 11 Euros per person
Stay: Hotel Anhea for 22.5 Euros/night for 2 persons ** Definitely one of our favorite hotels of the trip
Veliko what? Where are we going?
The river, the city, and, according to our guide, the ugliest building in the city
Bulgaria. What a surprising touristic gem. Creators of the Cyrillic alphabet, always on the losing side of war, the gateway to Europe, where do I start a blog post about Bulgaria? Continue reading
Greece Itinerary: Corfu (11 days) -> Athens (5 days)-> Meteora (2 days)-> Thessaloniki (2 days)
When we were faced with the decision to either go to Albania or stay in Greece, we decided to stay in Greece. There must have been something in the air on Corfu island because we weren’t ready to leave yet. Continue reading
When we left Mexico City at the end of February for Peru after studying Spanish for two months, we had agreed that we would one day return to Mexico to explore the rest of the country. That day came much earlier than expected.
In one of her great tricks to get cheap flights, Helene booked a round trip from Mexico City to Lima, all the while not intending to ever use the return leg. But after finding a remarkably cheap ticket from Cancun to Madrid for $166 through Pullmantur Air, we decided to put that return ticket to good use.
The route, 30 days through Mexico.
Guadalajara -> Tequila -> Puebla -> Oaxaca City -> Puerto Escondito -> San Cristobol -> Palenque -> Playa del Carmen
It was this afternoon while we were hanging out in the Athens apartment we rented for a week when Helene realized today marks day 200 of traveling across the world. It is somewhat fitting that this morning we had no idea where we would be traveling to by the end of the week, but of course that’s the fun of it.
So, for this post I’ve decided to list five things that happened on this trip that we totally didn’t plan for or expect.
After visiting the Amazon, I can say pink river dolphins were cool, but they weren’t the main attraction. I’m not saying this to underplay fresh water dolphins (who knew they lived in rivers anyway?). Instead, I’d say that I’m blown away with how much there is the learn about this part of the world. Continue reading
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On our second day, we drove. Nearly every fifteen minutes there was a different postcard view in front of us. Surrounding the salt dessert were mountains and volcanoes, including some active ones. There was the odd vicuña along the side of the road. We saw herds of llama, and let’s not forget the stray dogs. The highlight on day two was the flamingos. I’m not sure why Continue reading
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Billed as the quintessential tourist activity for most travellers going through Bolivia, the salt flats were about all we knew of Bolivia a couple months ago. Of course, after almost a month here we’ve seen and learned a whole lot, but the salt flats continue to be one of the highlights so far and here’s why.
In January, Helene and I sold a lot of our possessions, put our careers on hold and began travelling. It is two months later and I am writing a blog post trying to review what feels like a year’s worth of experiences in 500 words or less and it’s pretty tricky. But, here goes nothing.