Before heading off on my trip around the Balkans I had never actually heard of the 7 Rila Lakes in Bulgaria, let alone planned to go there. It was only when I ended up with a free day in Sofia and started looking at day trips that I found one of the most popular involved hiking in the Rila National Park to a point where you can see all of the 7 Rila Lakes from one incredible viewpoint. After a quick look through the photos, and knowing I wasn’t going to have too many opportunities to get into nature and out of the city in this trip, I knew I HAD to do it.
You may not have heard of the South Caucasus region before but you have probably heard of the countries it encompasses… Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. I have to admit that I know next to nothing about this area of the world and I love finding places off the beaten track so I was really keen to find out more about what there is to do there! I have seen a lot more travellers visiting these countries recently and they look so beautiful but they also have so many historical gems to discover. I enlisted the help of Andy Brodwich to share with us 9 amazing places of historical significance that will have you wanted to book your ticket to the South Caucasus region right now!
The little town of Ella, deep in the heart of the hill country, was without a doubt my favourite place in Sri Lanka. Not only does it have the most amazing hiking opportunities and beautiful scenery but it was also the location of my favourite restaurant and hotel of our entire two-week trip. If I was going back to Sri Lanka this is the area I’d choose to spend my time in and hopefully this post will give you a little glimpse into why.
World’s End is one of the most popular sites in Sri Lanka for travellers for good reason – the views are incredible! Unfortunately they don’t come that easy and due to the location of World’s End it takes a little bit of planning and effort to get there. We took on the challenge during our trip to Sri Lanka in March this year and here’s everything I learnt about it and what it’s good to know beforehand so you don’t arrive unprepared…
If you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka Sigiriya Rock is bound to be high on your itinerary… and rightly so! This UNESCO world heritage site is truly spectacular and one of the most iconic places in all of Sri Lanka. The good news is that although the climb to the top might look a little intimidating it’s actually not too bad and well worth what awaits you at the end! If you’re not yet convinced or a little hesitant then let me convince you…