This May, early June I had an opportunity to visit Bulgaria during the period when roses are being picked in the valley of roses. What an amazing trip and experience. I had been intrigued by Bulgaria since I filled a test on Facebook which told me that I should be living in Sofia... :-) The result surprised me so much that Bulgaria immediately became a top country on my list. And when a friend said that she was organising a trip to the valley of roses, I did not have to think twice.
The original post dates back to September 2015.
After enjoying the history and culture in Athens, we are ready for something with great nature. Milos! I found the island in the "hidden gem" list for Greece and what a great choice it was! The island has 70 different beaches, it's not overcrowded by tourists; the western part is more wild while the eastern part is more developed. We spent 6 days there but it was not enough.
This summer Greece is on our agenda, for me - first time. The idea is to have a bit of culture, lots of beaches and enjoy Greek hospitality and lovely nature. It was a prefect combination: Athens (2,5 days), Milos (6 days), Santorini (3,5 days).
Initially it was supposed to be a sex & the city trip for 4 best friends. A coupon for 123 lats (+/- 200 eur) which includes a hotel for 7 nights for 4 people was found! A perfect plan! But then came the kids, the university, work... and we were only 2 who decided to go. But there is no doubt, we had lots of fun!
And here comes another Euro trip :) Last year's trip to Switzerland (did not manage to write about this one) had really impressed me, the same time leaving a huge hole in the budget and a slight disappointment with the weather, so there was an idea to cross Switzerland and stay in Italy to get the maximum from the trip.
Original description dates back to May 2012.
Rome, Rome, Rome... So much has been written about Rome! And even more three is to come for this eternal city. In Rome you cannot survive without a guide or history book, it's an open air museum and on every corner there is something to read about and to figure out. The best inspiration for what to do in Rome in in Ron's blog - amazing information and very very useful. http://www.roninrome.com
The original post dates back to September
Thailand is everything - colours, smells, flavours, movement and stillness - everything you have ever wanted. Visiting period - September (rain period), 15 days - Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Bangkok - Ao Nang (Krabi)
We fly with Etihad - one of the best world companies at that time - and indeed, not bad at all - choice from 3 menus, wine, latest movies and lots of space!
The airport reminds me very much the old terminal of Riga but with a touch of Soviet times, all the processes are fast and I get all the stamps very quickly - here I come! Taxi to the city center costs 6 eur but don't dream of an air conditioner. I really love the prices here.
To write or not to write? Ok,
to write as there is not so much information available about Costa
Rica, so hopefully this will be helpful for
Why Costa Rica? When I was a kid I had received a t-shirt from the humanitarian aid (Latvia had just gained its independence in 1990) and it said with big letters "Costa Rica" and then I dreamed that it would be a nice place to go one day... And why not now? Especially if there are friends living there. Stayed for 14 days, best planning help - Tripadvisor and Google earth.