Category: Travel

Cyprus, Race Reports, Training, Ultras

Race Report: Akamas Blossom Trail 50k

Link: Race & Registration Information Pre-Race: The Day Before The race began at 6am on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Because the location is quite far from where most people in Cyprus live, a majority of participants stayed at the Aphrodite Beach Hotel the night before (myself included). The hotel is also where registration took place …

Cyprus, Trekking, Ultras

FKT Attempt: The Beşparmak Trail

Last week, I wrote an article introducing the concept of Fastest Known Time records (FKTs) and how their popularity has skyrocketed. While that post was intended to be informational, the truth is that I have for some time been planning an FKT of my own and needed to do all that research anyway. Two weeks …

On The Run, Travel

On The Run: Bled, Slovenia

Recently I posted about the amazing lunch my girlfriend and I enjoyed at Hisa Franko in Kobarid but even though I’m a bit behind on some of my blogging, I’m going to make an attempt to write-up some of our other adventures in Slovenia. Our first stop in this wonderful country was to Lake Bled. …

Travel

Hiša Franko: The Best Lunch I’ve Ever Had

When researching places to go and things to do during our trip to Slovenia this past summer, one restaurant that kept popping up was Hiša Franko in Kobarid. It’s been voted one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and is known far and wide for its unique culinary creations. It makes sense, considering the owner and chef Ana Roš …

Cyprus, Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Grecian Park Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Occasion Veronica’s parents were visiting from the U.S., so we made a last-minute reservation at the Greican Park Hotel for a one-night stay to enjoy the area and the well-known hotel. Location The Greican Park hotel is located in the popular Ayia Napa district of Cyprus, which is essentially the Ibiza of Cyprus. Luckily, the …

On The Run, Travel

On The Run: Beirut

First things first about arrival: when arriving in Lebanon, the border agent in will ask about whether or not you have travelled to Israel, but simply visiting the country does not preclude you from entering Lebanon. Just be truthful about why you were there (to visit a friend, travel, etc.) and everything should be fine. Also – …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: InterContinental Phoenicia, Beirut, Lebanon

Occasion We stayed at the InterCon Phonecia over a long weekend in April 2017. Beirut is a short flight from Cyprus and we had yet to go, so we thought we would check it out. We heard good things about this hotel and had plenty of IHG points to burn, so we booked our stay. …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: InterContinental Phoenicia, Beirut, Lebanon

Location & Hours The gym is located next to “The Spa” on the first floor of the hotel. The gym is open 24 hours per day, but is staffed only during the daytime. Machines This gym has a good selection of high-quality machines. This includes a leg press, leg extension, and leg curl, hip adductor, …

Travel, Trip Reports

Our $35,000 Trip Around the World

Introduction Veronica and I took a month-long round-the-world trip in February and March of 2017. We started in Cyprus, making our way to the U.S. with a stop in Chicago, then heading to Asia where we checked out Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, and Singapore before ending up back in Cyprus via Paris. Neither of …

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