Travel around the world and you certainly find some surprises. While my round the world trip is a slow motion adventure, I have to admit that Bulgaria is one of my favorite surprises.
Travel around the world can’t be considered complete without visiting at least one former or current communist nation. I’ve been to a few of them now though many would argue that China is about as communist as the USA. As an anarchist, it strikes me as sad to think of the hope that went into the monuments and art of communism and the tragedy of death and despair that usually emerged from it.
Travel around the world and try to write about it as you go and you are sure to miss something. One of the hardest parts of travel for me is finding the time to just stop, chill out, and write about my adventures. I wonder if travel insurance covers that?
Here we are – already at the end of the first month of the New Year – of course, it’s the Chinese New Year now, so one could argue that we are actually at the first day of the new year, but…
During the time I traveled in Sofia, I managed to see and do a huge number of things. I can’t fit it all in one, two, or even three posts. To sum up, let me just say that Sofia was a great place for me to visit. On the one hand that’s cool, but on the other, when the first act of a play is awesome, it makes the rest a bit harder to appreciate.
Istanbul in winter is wonderful. The crowds are less, the sites are still magnificent, and the energy of this amazing city still pulses.
Cultural travel in Turkey is as near as the closest museum or historic building, but some museums stand out more than others.Antalya offers historic sites, yacht tours, and rock festivals.
A cheap flight can get you to Antalya from anywhere in Turkey. Or you can take a bus. The bottom line is that Antalya is filled with beautiful old Ottoman style homes, gorgeous historical architecture, and the surrounding mountains and beaches are worthwhile any time of the year.
Adventures in foreign countries can be complex or they can be simple. One of the reasons I loved living in Manisa was because of the Manisa Tennis and Hiking Club. They made hiking adventures simple.
One of the joys of traveling around the world is getting out into the great outdoors and enjoying Mother Nature all around the planet. Guest blogger Owais Siddiqui shares how to pack for the occasion.