At the end of the year it is time to look back at the best travel inspired articles written by bloggers from ASTOM in 2017. If you are still wondering where to go in 2018, these publications can help you choose your next destination for the next months.
Here they are, the best of ASTOM for 2017:
23 things to see, do and eat in Bansko, Bulgaria (Besides skiing)
Maria Stoyanova, Travelling Buzz
Putting the ski resort fame aside, Bansko is actually a pretty good place to visit even if you’re not a winter sports fan. Here’s a list I prepared with my favourite places to eat, things to see and do to help you better plan your next holiday in Bansko.
Read the full article here: https://travellingbuzz.com/23-things-to-do-in-bansko-bulgaria/
10 Life-changing Challenges In The Pamir Mountains
Naddya Wagner, NTripping
The Pamir Mountains in Central Asia is a place full of extremes. It feels like whichever God or natural power created the Pamirs, decided to test what lifeforms would survive at some of the harshest conditions on Earth. A trip at The Roof Of The World, as the mountains are also known as, will transform you forever.
Read the full article here: https://ntripping.com/pamir-mountains/
Hiking to the Gergeti Glacier in Kazbegi, Georgia
Bilyana Petrova, Owl Over The World
Hiking to the Gergeti Glacier in Kazbegi was one of my best experiences in 2017. I fell in love with Georgia as a country and especially in its gorgeous nature.
Read the full article here: https://www.owlovertheworld.com/hiking-gergeti-glacier-kazbegi/
The unrevealed beauty of Saint Ivan Island
Stanislava Encheva, Sun and Sany
After the popularity of St. Anastasia Island, this year I visited the less popular and much wilder island, Saint Ivan. If you are going to Sozopol this summer and you want to try something different, here’s why you should consider going there.
Read the full article here: http://en.sunandsany.com/2017/06/the-unrevealed-beauty-of-saint-ivan.html
Northwestern Bulgaria – an underestimated treasure
Dario Dionisi, Exploring beyond Sofia
Finding new places in your own country, places that we, Bulgarians, do not appreciate, is one of the most wonderful opportunities that we can be offered each day. At the end of August, thanks to WWF Bulgaria, I had the pleasure of being part of a two-day initiative to promote a less visited Bulgarian region – the Northwest.
Read the full article here: https://beyondsofia.com/en/northwestern-bulgaria-an-underestimated-treasure/
4 places you must see in France
Stanislava Grueva, Om Trips Blog
I would like to share with you four places which left a mark on my mind after visiting them. In the list below you will not see Paris or some of the big French cities. I am sure that some of them are not even included on the popular travel list but I am sure that if you are adventurous enough you will give them a try and feel their own charm.
Read the full article here: http://omtripsblog.com/en/4-places-you-must-see-in-france/
А guide to Apulia, Italy
Bistra and Natse, The Magic of Traveling
After so many visits to Northern Italy, it was high time to take a look at Southern Italy. We’ve heard from our Italian friends that both parts of the country were totally different. This may not be a surprise since they were different countries/nations not so long ago. So a birthday surprise took me to a region in Southern Italy – Apulia or Puglia. It was time to check if this part of the country was really so beautiful and picturesque, with great food and drinks, and with smiling lovely locals.
Read the full article here: https://www.themagicoftraveling.com/southern-italy-guide-apulia/
TOP 15 REASONS ON WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT MALAYSIA!
Tsvetelina Popp, Lilla Green – Travel blog
If I had to choose only one word to describe Malaysia it will be “diversity”. I’ve never been to a country that spreads such a great cultural liberalism and variety! Malaysia is the best country to enjoy the flair of South East Asia without sharing all the best spots with tones of tourist! Visit Malaysia now, before it turns as touristy as its neighbour countries.
Read the full article here: https://lillagreen.at/reasons-to-visit-malaysia/