Suchitoto, a sleepy but picturesque mountain town

Suchitoto, a sleepy but picturesque mountain town

When I had booked my ticket to San Salvador, I started looking into where I’d like to go in El Salvador. One town that kept popping up was Suchitoto, which looked absolutely dreamy in the photos. The white, colonial buildings and the tranquil location right next to the big Suchitlán lake looked 

Playa El Tunco: great for surfers, but not my favorite

Playa El Tunco: great for surfers, but not my favorite

After I’d left my newfound friends in Santa Ana, I still had a few days before I was due to meet up with my regular travel partner in San Salvador. A few people I’d traveled with were headed down to El Cuco beach and the universally praised Tortuga Verde, but I didn’t want to go all the way 

Juayúa, Ataco and the Ruta de las Flores

Juayúa, Ataco and the Ruta de las Flores

Ruta de las Flores doesn’t blossom all year, but it’s still worth visiting outside of its peak season. The villages Juayúa, Ataco and Apaneca are small but vibrant with culture, and any foodie or souvenir shopper will easily fill a couple of days here. 
Visiting Matka Canyon by public bus

Visiting Matka Canyon by public bus

Matka canyon is located just outside Skopje, but you really can’t tell that you’re close to a city when you’re out there. It’s accessible by public bus, and there’s a selection of hiking, boating and kayaking on offer. 
Two days in Skopje, the city of so many statues

Two days in Skopje, the city of so many statues

There’s a lot to see in Skopje, but in two days we saw most of the center and also took a trip out to the gorgeous Matka Canyon just outside the city. Don’t miss the old bazaar, taking a good look at some of the funny statues and doing the free walking tour to learn more. 
Six things to do in Pristina, Kosovo

Six things to do in Pristina, Kosovo

Excellent food, interesting history and funny buildings and monuments should be enough to make you want to visit Pristina. Kosovo may not be on everyone’s itinerary quite yet, but there’s still plenty to stay entertained for a weekend.