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Travel from 2016 to 2017 with Unlatinoverde

December 30, 2016

Unlatinoverde was born as a travel project in 2015. In January of that year I booked flights to New York and Buenos Aires. So, the idea began to take shape.  In no time the South American trip for that summer started to sprout wings. Bolivia was added to the itinerary followed by Iguazu Falls in both Argentina and Brazil. The blog itself was born at the end of April 2015 with the creation of some travel pages on Spain. However, my arrival in New York and Buenos Aires in June of that year really marked our first steps forward. It all seems so long ago now!

Travel 2016 @Unlatinoverde

Travel Dublin and taste the coffee

We developed an expanding profile on Pinterest

Fast forward to today. 2016 has been our first full year of virtual life. Rather than existing only on Facebook and Twitter, there is now an additional presence on Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Flipboard – make sure to follow us on more social media! However, the purpose of this site is not its social media arms but rather travel with a taste of coffee. And Unlatinoverde has been busy providing readers with these experiences throughout the year!

Travel Highlights

view from recoleta in sucre

Sucre, Bolivia

2016 started with a perennially popular travel article explaining why travellers should visit the city of Sucre in Bolivia. Being a website based on independent travel, it’s hardly surprising that Bolivian posts proved to be a hit all year, particularly these two:

Getting Started in the Bolivian Amazon

Should You Go to La Paz or Sucre?

 

Italy….

The year brought unexpected changes that will lead to new destinations appearing on the website. On a personal level, I moved back to Italy. There has already been a post  explaining why Verona is a ‘Must Visit’ Italian destination and Unlatinoverde will undoubtedly acquire more Italian flavour moving forward.

 

Peru and coffee!

People buy coca tea and snacks

Heat already needed at our first rest stop on the Colca Canyon trip

Going further afield, June saw a return to South America and Peru was on the menu this time. Apart from Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon, Unlatinoverde went off the beaten track and spent time on a Peruvian coffee farm. Following the coffee trail, we went on the hunt for the best cafés and coffee in Lima, a real  Mecca for foodies. Experience these destinations wherever you are by clicking on the links below:

The Machu Picchu Experience
Lazy Living on a Peruvian Coffee Farm

Grey Day Lima- La Ruta Del Café

The hip and more coffee!

However, Unlatinoverde did not have to travel as far as Peru to find great coffee and cool culture. Rainy Day Dublin appeared at the end of February and its focus on the burgeoning hipster scene in the city soon proved to be huge hit. Returning to the city at the end of the summer, A Hipster’s Guide to Dublin’s Best Coffee and Cafés  provided an insight into Dublin’s dynamic coffee scene. Now at the end of the year, with many changes in sight or already underway, Unlatinoverde has teamed up with GpsMyCity.com. Read here how technology continues to revolutionise the way we live and the way we experience the world. 

 

Travel Lowlights

Travel, like life itself, does not always prove to be a bed of roses and the trip to Peru reinforced that point in style this summer.

Pose while cold in Colca Canyon

Cold in Colca Canyon

I arrived in Lima to discover that my luggage had randomly gone on its own journey to Madrid. Then, I all but froze to death in Colca Canyon before getting stranded overnight on a bus in the Andes. If you would like to see the less glamorous side of travel, take a peak at some of articles below. Sometimes you laugh looking back and sometimes you just swear out loud.

How Not to Visit South America in Twenty-Two Simple Steps

Read this before you visit Colca Canyon, Peru

The Great South American Bus Adventure

 

Looking Forward to 2017

The future is happening right here now

At its birth Unlatinoverde was purely a WordPress creation. However, that is changing as we become a self-hosted WordPress blog on Bluehost, which means that readers can expect a slicker new look without the design restrictions imposed by WordPress.com. What you are looking at now is still a work in progress– sniff, sniff!

New Destination Pages 

Apart from new South American pages, there will also be new destination pages for travellers to Ireland, Dublin, France, Paris, Italy, Milan etc. The existing Spanish pages are the oldest on this website and they will be rewritten. In addition to this, there will be new pages featuring Andalusia and Barcelona.

Travel Plans for 2017

However, as well as adding informative pages on existing destinations, there are also plans to travel to new places.  My base is now northern Italy, so a comprehensive Venice city guide will appear early in 2017. And that will only be a foretaste of things to come! Other destinations in northern Italy, such as the World Heritage sites of Veneto and Lombardy, are sure to loom large.

 

And the Coffee 

Being Unlatinoverde there has to be coffee from diverse locations around the globe. Therefore, there are already firm plans to either visit  Central America or Colombia.  In order to witness our evolution, make sure to come back to unlatinoverde.com in 2017.

 

 

 

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  • 2traveldads January 3, 2017 at 21:44

    You’ve got quite the task in front of you with rewriting, traveling and everything else. 2016 truly sounds like a year of learning and genuine experiences. Here’s to 2017!

    • Unlatinoverde January 4, 2017 at 22:43

      Thanks. I only hope to maintain the momentum in 2017!

  • girlonthemoveblog01 January 4, 2017 at 16:31

    2016 sounds like it was a year filled with learning! And this makes me wish I was a coffee-lover because it looks like fun to travel and enjoy various coffees. Cheers to a fabulous 2017!

  • Patricia - Ze Wandering Frogs January 4, 2017 at 21:29

    What a year! And can relate on coffee-tasting. Not me personally but my partner in crime Bruno is a espresso lover – tasting his buds as we travel! We also did the change in WordPress and used BlueHost, though now we actually migrated to another platform. Happy 2017!

    • Unlatinoverde January 4, 2017 at 22:44

      It’s always an adventure! Thanks!

  • Sandy N Vyjay January 5, 2017 at 07:44

    2016 looks like a good year for you. Looking forward for your new experiences in 2017. Have a great year!

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