Hungover Politics With A Romanian Cab Driver Ugh. I drank too much last night. The good thing about jet lag is I’m awake at 3 a.m. to take Tylenol and minimize the damage. Woke up to a nice sunburn and food all over the floor on my side of the bed. What can you do? […]
Crossing the Turkey-Bulgaria Border O . M. G. That’s all I have to say about today. So glad to be at my final destination in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Woke up at 5:30 to the first prayer call of the day. I had no idea prayers started that early, but it’s pretty dang early. What discipline and […]
Getting to Istanbul Before we get to sightseeing in Istanbul… I don’t typically do this for my journal posts, but for this one, I think it’s important. I’m beginning by giving some context around what sort of political events were happening in this region at the time of our visit. Because it does actually come […]
Meet Steph Parker, Author of Budget Travel Blog “Big World Small Pockets” Originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands, Steph started traveling at the tender age of 18, and hasn’t really looked back since. From living in Latin America for two years, Australia for four, and having visited over 50 countries so far, Steph wanted […]
Our Altiplano Day Can you believe I forgot two details from yesterday? Sigh. Vacation brain. Well, we discovered we forgot to bring an adapter. We’ve been charging our phones at the front desk, on the public computers in the lobby, and asking reception if they have any adapters available “yet” like rabid dogs.
Gearing Up & Getting to the Atacama Desert We did something different this trip. Instead of leaving the second we got out of work on Friday, we left on Saturday instead. With all the craziness in my life recently, I needed the extra time to pack and chill. Was nice, but also cuts our vaca […]
We’ll be visiting Glacier National Park today, but… I think it’s safe to say I may have overdone it last night. I’m sure a combination of factors led to me feeling pretty poorly this morning (the altitude, a horrible but free Jaegermeister shot, drinking another high-percentage beer, etc.), but mostly, I probably just drank