Puerto Escondido is a seaside city in the state of Oaxaca. It’s absolutely beautiful, full of amazing beaches, great food and parties. It’s mostly known for it’s Playa Zicatela where the waves are so big and strong that surfers from all over the world come to try their strengths.
Fethiye is a popular coastal destination in Turkey. The old town has a lot of small passages, shaded cafes, shops. It’s around the city that it is happening! and here is what to do in Fethiye.
If you are coming here for holidays and the wind is strong (which it was when I was there), you can try some amazing water sports for close to nothing. Bulgaria is probably the cheapest European destination, with Hotel rooms starting at 20 euros, dishes in restaurants at around 3-4 euros, and very affordable kite lessons.
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.
Most of the old town is located inside the Diocletian’s Palace. The Palace was built in the IV century! Most parts are of course new, but there are still old Corinthian columns and Sphinks statues that Diokles brought from Egipt. Also, when you enter the Palace through the Irion gate, look to the left – that’s the dungeon where Deneris kept her dragons on the Game of Thrones series.
The capital of Croatia has the perfect size. It’s not too big, so the distances are walkable, but it’s also not too small, so it’s not too crowded. The city is more interesting then I thought! In the summer all the small and big squares are filled with musicians! Everywhere you go, there is a small concert going on. And on proper scenes built up with proper sound. It has such a great vibe!
Cartagena was by far my favorite place in Colombia. There is so much life, so much history and the city is so pretty! Plus, thanks to the nice breeze from the sea, it wasn’t as hot as Santa Marta. I spent four days in Cartagena, but I could have stayed for longer. Here are some things that you can’t miss when you are visiting Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena de Indias is so lively! It’s incredible, right after the sun sets the streets are filled with people, music, street artists. You can’t get bored here. It’s a great party place with a Caribbean twist. And here are my recommendations.
Santa Marta is the essence of the Colombian Caribe. It’s small, loud, a bit dirty and very colorful. I highly recommend heading to playa el Rodadero at Sunset. It’s filled with people, large speakers playing Reggae, people dancing, and drinking.