Cyprus, Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Ambelikos Traditional Agrohotel, Potamitissa, Cyprus

Location Ambelikos Agrohotel is in the Troodos forested area, approximately 75 minutes from Nicosia.  This was our first visit to Ambelikos but our second to an “agrohotel,”–a traditional Cypriot villa that has been repurposed into a hotel but maintains local flare and style.  Most of these are small, family-run operations and are popular in the …

Travel

The Gibbon Experience – Worth it or a Waste?

What is it? The best description of the Gibbon Experience comes from Lonely Planet: At this long-running ecotourism project, a series of ziplines criss-cross the canopy in the Bokeo Nature Reserve – home to tigers, clouded leopards, black bears and the black-crested gibbon – giving you the chance to soar across valleys and stay in …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log – 6/19 – 6/25, 2017

Long Run This weekend I was back in my old stomping grounds in the Kyrenia mountains and did a nice tough 18-miler. I started a bit earlier than normal to get more of the cooler weather and it worked out great. It was a tough section of the Two Castles Mountain Ultra course with a …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log – 6/12 – 6/18, 2017

Long Run There was a rally car race in Nicosia today and so the crossing I usually use to go the North and run in the Kyrenia mountains was closed. That being the case, I decided to revisit one of my favorite routes just outside of the city where I did a couple loops and …

Training, Ultras

Race Report: Garmin Troodos Mountain Marathon

Registration Registration was done online through the DroMeA Racing website. Info and announcements were made on their Facebook Event. Other races included a 15k and 5k race in addition to the Marathon. Registration cost 40€ with a 10€ discount if you registered early (by May 30th). Pre-Race: The Day Before This race took place in the …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel, Trip Reports

Gym Review: Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand

Location & Hours The gym is located on the second floor of the main resort building. Entrance is 24/7 with your room key and there is no check-in desk/attendant. When I visited (March 2017), it was under construction and part of the space was blocked off with a sheet. There are mirrors completely covering 2 …

Hotel Reviews, Travel, Trip Reports

Hotel Review: Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand

Location The Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort is located at 2 Moo 20 Kwaewai Road, Kwaewai, Robwieng, Chiang Rai, 57000, Thailand. It’s about 18 minutes driving distance to the Chiang Airport and is down a dusty and deserted-looking road. You would never guess there was a resort there, which makes it all the more calming …

Travel, Trip Reports

Review: Bangkok Food Tours

While in Bangkok in February 2017, we joined one of the many food tours in order to get a taste of real Thai cuisine in a limited amount of time. We had only a couple of days in the city, and the food tours offered an easy and convenient way to sample the local eats. …

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