I read a lot about Sayulita, the beautiful fisherman village on the Pacific coast of Mexico. It’s supposed to be a great surfing spot, with different kinds of waves, a peaceful, blissful vibe, and colorful streets. While the village is indeed very colorful and full of nice restaurants and bars, it’s definitely not peaceful. It’s […]
San Miguel de Allende has a lot of vibe around it. People either love it or hate it. It’s filled with tourists, it’s not Mexican in a traditional kind of way. So what is there to love? A lot, actually. Here’s my list:
Cacao comes from North America. It was first used as money, being exchanged for goods hundreds of years ago. It also had a very special place in all the Mayan traditions and ceremonies.Nowadays those rituals are being performed by the Maya deep in the Guatemalan jungle, but also by certain communities more accessible for tourists.
Guatemala has 37 volcanos. Four of them are active and regularly erupting. But let’s not forget, that we are in Guatemala and it doesn’t mean that we can’t climb them. The most popular trek from Antigua is Volcan de Fuego. Actually, you will be climbing the volcano right next to it, Acatenango. The trip takes two days. You spend the night on the top of Acatenango, if you are lucky, you can watch Volcan de Fuego crashing lava during the night. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Konya is definitely worth a visit on your way to or from Cappadocia. It’ a very calm place, but I was also surprised by how modern it was. Electric tramways, big avenues, lots of parks, new buildings. All of this surrounding the beautiful, old town filled with history and tradition.
Pamukkale site is located near the Denizli city in Turkey. The “village” called Pamukkale is actually constituted of hotels and restaurants catering primatly to tourists visiting the travestines. Here’s all you need to know for a successful visit to Pamukkale.
It is hip, beautiful and full of attractions. It looks like the Cyclades, the famous Greek islands. The cobblestone streets are shaded with a huge amount of flowers. The narrow streets are filled with charming cafes and restaurants.
Why so interesting? First of all, it might be the oldest city still inhabited in the world! The Bulgarians say that it has been inhabited non-stop for the last 6000 years! Well that’s impressive! It was called Philippopolis, the city of Phillip. The city was originally a Thracian settlement and subsequently was invaded by Persians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Slavs, Russians, Crusaders, and Turks. Woah! That’s quite something! And the remains of those times are still present in the city.
Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BC by King Cassander of Macedonia. It rapidly became a very important center and one of the major cities of the kingdom during the Hellenistic Era. Today, mostly a student city and a gateway to the Halkidiki peninsula. Here are some interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about the city.
Have you heard about Ioannina? Me neither. It’s the first town in Greece when you cross the border with Albania. I decided to spend a night here before heading to the famous Meteora. Even though there is not much to do here, I recommend spending a day or two just to soak up the peaceful and local atmosphere.