When we were in Turkey last year, Aaron decided to go to Erbil, a relatively conflict-free city in the north of Iraq. We were so close, and there were direct flights from Antalya to Erbil.
Off the beaten path
2022 was the year we went to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Norway, Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Poland, and the Netherlands.
The sandstone tombs at Al Ula suddenly put Saudi Arabia on the travel map a few years ago, but how do you actually get there?
Five years ago, we tasted a spicy Sri Lankan rice dish in Australia that I still think of from time to time…
We came to Nicaragua on a bit of a lark. We owned flights to neighboring Costa Rica, so we thought we should try to see Nicaragua as well. After a bit of research, we found out some Hollywood stars had vacationed near San Juan del Sur, a small fishing town on the emerald coast just across the border from Costa Rica.
We decided that during our time in Costa Rica, we should visit neighboring Nicaragua as well. It would be Aaron last country in Central America. So we headed off to San Juan del Sur, a rugged little beach town on Nicaragua’s emerald coast just over the border from Costa Rica.