Finland was an unusual destination for us—we replaced our usual tropical weather with snow and beaches with frozen lakes. After five years of avoiding winter we weren’t sure how we’d get on—even Finland’s May temperatures are far colder than we’re used to—but we loved visiting somewhere completely different. Finland is often overshadowed by its neighbours Sweden and Norway; it wasn’t a country we knew much about and only came on our radar recently because of bloggers like Hecktic Travels and Bridges and Balloons. We discovered a wild and beautiful country with a fascinating culture.
Puerto Escondido, on the Oaxacan coast, is the third Mexican beach town we’ve lived in. We loved Playa del Carmen and San Pancho and were tempted to return, but we decided to explore a new part of the coast. Puerto Escondido is a relaxed, medium sized beach town known for its excellent surfing. It has grown in size over the years and is popular with expats and surfers, but has managed to avoid huge development and all inclusive resorts.
We’ve been in Oaxaca, Mexico for over a month but we’ve been so focused on work that we haven’t seen much of the city. Before we leave we decided to spend a day exploring and as we’re working with Trover again this month we used the app to plan our day.
Airbnb has revolutionised travel. It makes it easy to find apartments (or rooms in people’s homes) around the world, providing a cheaper, more comfortable, and more interesting alternative to hotels. We love it and stay in Airbnb apartments often.