Sofia, Bulgaria

Following our stay in Cappadocia, we took a flight back to Istanbul and began our night train to Bulgaria! It wasn’t a difficult process to buy the tickets and everyone was pretty helpful. You end up taking a train from the city center to get to the primary train station. The train station is aContinue reading “Sofia, Bulgaria”

Cappadocia, Turkey

We took a quick flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Flights were really the best option due to timing and costs. Rainier was dying to go here so we ended up moving some things around to make this a priority. So this city is famous for the hot air balloons that take off everyday. Unfortunately, becauseContinue reading “Cappadocia, Turkey”

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul was one of my favorite cities from this trip. It was so big that I wish we would have stayed longer. Although the weather wasn’t great, the people and experiences made up for it. Fun Fact: Istanbul is the only city in the world to border 2 continents. Part of the city is apartContinue reading “Istanbul, Turkey”

Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon is another country that has a specific stigma surrounding it. The immediate question is always “Is Lebanon safe to visit?” The reason why this question is typically asked is due to the civil war that took place from 1975 to 1990. It’s a surreal feeling walking by buildings in the downtown area that areContinue reading “Beirut, Lebanon”

Cairo

For our stay in Cairo, we choose the Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City. We wanted some relaxing time so we decided to use some of the AMEX points we cultivated to stay here. Let me tell you, it was completely worth it. When we really want to relax, we always go with AMEX’s Fine HotelsContinue reading “Cairo”

Giza

When flying into Cairo, one of the coolest things was seeing the Pyramids below us! It such a surreal feeling as you fly over these massive structures. We arrived in Cairo and stayed in the Giza area for the first night. We organized pick-up through our hotel as we figured it would be the easiestContinue reading “Giza”

Fes

Before Ali left us in Fes, he made sure that we would make it to our Hostel with ease. He called a guy that took our luggage in a wheel-barrel type carrier and we followed this guy through the winding roads to our Hostel. The roads in the Medina were much tinier than Marrakesh. WeContinue reading “Fes”

Sahara Desert

The drive through the desert was pretty crazy. Keep in mind you end up turning off a road and just seamlessly head into the desert without any roads. We starred at our driver in disbelief that he knew where we were going. There were few significant landmarks around and no real paths to follow. AsContinue reading “Sahara Desert”

Marrakesh

We arrived into Marrakesh from Barcelona. Depending on the airline you choose, flights can get down to $55. Crazy enough, it was actually cheaper for us to fly from Miami to Barcelona (with extended layover to explore) than to fly directly from Miami to Marrakesh. The beauty of having a no restrictions to traveling isContinue reading “Marrakesh”

Aït Benhaddou

We departed from Marrakesh and began our journey to the Sahara. Rainier had set up the next 5 days through a company called Luxury Desert Camp Morocco that would host us during our time in the Sahara, as well as take us to our next destination post desert. Nick and Bobo run a Luxury DesertContinue reading “Aït Benhaddou”