Iran gets a bit of a bad rep, but I know a few people who are originally from Iran and they are some of the warmest, loveliest people I’ve ever met. From all accounts of travelers who have actually been to Iran, they found the locals to be friendly and welcoming (yes, even to Americans like myself), and interested and happy to have visitors. The thing is…Iran is actually a pretty cool place with a lot of things to see and do, amazing food, and a rich cultural heritage. Despite the things the news loves to say, I think it’s worth a visit.
There are so many amazing places on this beautiful planet of ours that it would be impossible for one person to see them all, but don’t despair…the quest to see as many as possible is what makes life fun! If you’re looking for somewhere incredible to go on your next journey, why not try out one of these absolutely awesome places?
I haven’t posted a Wanderlust Wednesday in a while, but today I wanted to start it back up again with a post on the beautiful European city of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sofia, Bulgaria has been nicknamed, “Europe’s Most Affordable Capital”. If that’s not enough reason to pay it a visit, it’s actually quite a beautiful place. This Balkans capital is definitely on my bucket list.
Today, with the help of these Instagrammers, I’m daydreaming of this beautiful Eastern European city, the subject of today’s Wanderlust Wednesday.
If you haven’t heard of Me Kyeoung Lee, you’re in for a treat. She is a wonderful illustrator who for twenty years has been illustrating the quickly disappearing beautiful corner shops of South Korea. Her attention to detail is incredible, and these beautiful renderings are making me want to hop on the next plane to Seoul!
Although I tend to gravitate more towards cities with historical significance, a different culture, or perhaps just some incredible nature than I do “tourist cities”, I do find myself curious about Orlando. Would I like it? Would I not? I suppose one of these days I’ll have to go check it out for myself and find out. For now, let’s take a look at what Orlando has to offer on this Wanderlust Wednesday…
Anyway, my love for Paris leaves me constantly dreaming of those beautiful Parisian streets as I imagine myself sipping un café au lait at a sidewalk cafe. That’s why today I’m going to indulge in my Francophile desires and devote this Wanderlust Wednesday to my favorite city: Paris, France. Special thanks to the following Instagrammers for fueling my Wanderlust…
It’s another Wanderlust Wednesday, and this week my sights are turned North to the beautiful city of Victoria, Canada. I nearly had the opportunity to visit Victoria back in August when I toured Seattle and Vancouver, but I just didn’t have the time to make it to Victoria while I was there. Bummer, but I’ll definitely get there someday. My parents are planning on retiring in Northern Washington, so I’ll be looking forward to taking the ferry to Victoria from their house when I go to visit. In the meantime, I can just daydream a little bit about this beautiful Canadian city and look forward to the day when I get to explore it for myself.
I was recently informed that traditional Ethiopian flat bread, known as Injera, is gluten free (at least the way it’s traditionally made…sometimes it’s mixed with wheat flour so you have to clarify first). This got me excited about eating Ethiopian food because I’m all about finding bread that I can eat as well as trying different cuisines from around the world. Since I’m lucky enough to live in the diverse melting pot that is Southern California, I’m happy to report that there are more than a few Ethiopian restaurants I can visit in order to satisfy my curiosity. While I will certainly be doing that in the near future, it also got me thinking about visiting Ethiopia as a travel destination. The more I look into it, the more my interest is piqued and I want to visit someday.
Niagara Falls is a beautiful, impressive, famous waterfall which is located on the border between the United States and Canada. On the U.S. side, it’s just outside Buffalo, New York, and on the Canadian side, it’s not terribly far from Toronto. I’ve always wanted to visit this natural wonder, and it would be great to combine a visit to the Falls with a tour of the region on both sides of the border. This Wanderlust Wednesday, let’s explore what a possible U.S.-Canada journey centering around Niagara Falls might look like.
I’ve always wanted to visit Toronto, Canada, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I know a few people from there and others who have visited and by all reports, it’s a wonderful city. It’s clean, modern, and has an absolutely beautiful skyline. There are always tons of things going on in this vibrant metropolis, and the dining and entertainment options are top notch. Let’s take a quick look at this vibrant Canadian capital and get inspired to do a little traveling on this Wanderlust Wednesday.