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
Bulgaria itinerary: Sofia (5 nights) -> Veliko Tarnovo (4 nights) -> Varna (5 nights)
Backpacking route across Bulgaria
Tim and I found ourselves in a peculiar situation at the end of July. We were in Greece, but it was getting expensive, and the heat had defeated us. We wanted to go to Turkey, but wanted to avoid traveling in a Muslim country during Ramadan. So, where could we go in the meantime? 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
Two months ago, Tim and I wrapped up our Latin America leg of the journey and set off to conquer Western Europe in what was to be a lovely three week jaunt through some of the major cities between Madrid and Berlin before heading to our planned destination of Greece. We met loads of people, caught up with family and friends, and most of all, got to experience the ubiquitous “Eurotrip” in high season summer.
Flights and accommodation, as we found out, can be much more expensive than it needs to be if not planned in advance. So, as much as possible we came up with an itinerary and travel route:
Madrid (2 nights) -> Paris (5 nights) -> Belgium (3 nights) -> Amsterdam (4 nights) -> Berlin (2 nights)
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