Travel Blogs: Best of the Week
Here are a few of the best travel posts of the week:
Nellie at Wild Junket has incredible pictures of Hot-Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey. If you haven’t seen pictures of Cappadocia, you need to take a look at this post. Who knew that it was one of the most popular places in the world for hot-air ballooning?
Monica from A Pair of Panties and Boxers guest posts on Twenty-Something Travel: Six Slick Ways To Stash Your Cash. And yes, ladies, hiding money in one of your pads is GENIUS. No guy will want to go there. (That’s how I smuggled Cuban cigars for my dad home from Argentina — I hid them in my tampon applicators!)
Christine from Almost Fearless shares Terrible Travel Advice That I Never Took. I particularly related to the advice of not talking to people while traveling alone as a woman. My first weekend while studying in Florence, I got chatted up by a guy on the Ponte Vecchio, agreed to go for a walk with him — despite the “THIS IS A LIFETIME MOVIE!” bells ringing in my head — and ended up having a nice afternoon chatting with him and his cousin at a cafe. Not everyone is out to get you.
Steve Holt (STEVE HOLT!), on Matador Nights, interviews Irish bartenders to lecture Americans on proper Irish pub etiquette. Don’t touch the Guinness mid-pour, don’t open a tab, and don’t have what he’s having.