Heroica Veracruz, Mexico

Heroica Veracruz, Mexico

For being the closest beach town to Mexico city Veracruz is not often mentioned as being a spot for fun in the sun     I am no beach connoisseur, but I’ve heard that the reason that Veracruz doesn’t rank high among Mexican Beach cities is that...
Coatepec & Xico, Veracruz

Coatepec & Xico, Veracruz

Coatepec & Xico are two pueblo magicos (designated tourist towns) that can both be visited in a daytrip from Xalapa, Veracruz. This area was the first to start growing coffee in Mexico and continues to produce it to this day. I recommend enjoying some local coffee...
Southern Bulgaria

Southern Bulgaria

Despite the fact that Turkey had little to no cases of this new Coronavirus, it seemed like everyone was talking about it. Even though I don’t speak Turkish, I would hear the name of the virus mentioned in conversations between men over tea and on CNN Turkey in...
Turkey’s Black Sea Region

Turkey’s Black Sea Region

Central (Anatolian) Turkey was snowy with a side of windy. It was a relief when I summited that final mountain that brought me into the country’s Black Sea Region. Things went from freezing to mid 20s (celsius). With the warmer weather came the greenery of this...
Anatolia (Turkey)

Anatolia (Turkey)

Anatolia, also known as Asia Minor, is the westernmost protrusion of the Asian continent. Anatolia takes up most of Turkey. Turkey’s Central Anatolia region is famous for Cappadocia, which we saw in the previous post. Today however, we explore some of the lesser...