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Meeting people on the road – Tips for finding someone while traveling solo

Meeting people can be very easy or extremely difficult, depending on what type of person you are yourself. While pages like the international Cupid.com...
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Freediving – a new passion on one breath

Freediving. A word that brings many different pictures to mind. It could show the image of a person jumping from a high board that...

Finding a baby seal in Greece – the endangered Mediterranean monk seal

The endangered Mediterranean monk seal When you think of seals, where do your thoughts go to? To the Californian coast where the wild sea...
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The Kalmar Castle – Back in time in Sweden

A guided tour in Kalmar Castle ‘Are you here for the English tour?’ A young man asked us as he shook our hands and...
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Back home, a tourist in my own country

Travels to the Netherlands I will have one week “back home” and I don’t need much time to think about the things I want...
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Doing a PADI IDC in Bocas – becoming diving instructors

In the beginning of 2017 Thom and I did the IDC. But what’s an IDC? It stands for Instructor Development Course! As we both...

It’s all Greek to me – things about the Greek culture

  Culture from elsewhere makes us see differences between what’s normal and strange. Your perspective changes. Take the bits and pieces of that foreign...
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Travel Guide: How to explore Athens in 2 days

The last few years I’ve been in Greece quite a bit, but I have never been to Athens before! This year’s travel-route to our...
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It’s been a while!

The sun hits my head on a daily base. After a lot of flights, many different countries, making plans with my viking, diving every...
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Do we, the new generation, refuse to grow up?

When will the new generation settle down Every once in a while people ask me and my boyfriend when we will settle down. Once...

Meeting people on the road – Tips for finding someone while traveling solo

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Meeting people can be very easy or extremely difficult, depending on what type of person you are yourself. While pages like the international Cupid.com services help you find someone digitally that may very well be living on the other side of the planet, there’s also a special kind of magic about meeting people in person. This is a small guide that will help you meet new people when you’re traveling solo, because no matter how much you’re enjoying yourself, it’s always more fun when you can share cool moments with someone.
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Freediving – a new passion on one breath

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Freediving.

A word that brings many different pictures to mind. It could show the image of a person jumping from a high board that itself is a spring. Jumping into a deep pool from higher grounds. Perhaps it reminds you of a song or a movie. To me it brings memories of being one with the ocean on one breath. One single breath.
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Finding a baby seal in Greece – the endangered Mediterranean monk seal

The endangered Mediterranean monk seal

When you think of seals, where do your thoughts go to? To the Californian coast where the wild sea lions live on the docks? Perhaps you picture the seals playing with a ball in a seal sanctuary, but have you ever heard of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus)? You might not have at all, as this kind of seal is endangered and not many of them are left.
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The Kalmar Castle – Back in time in Sweden

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A guided tour in Kalmar Castle

‘Are you here for the English tour?’ A young man asked us as he shook our hands and then led us to the first royal room of the Castle. It was a place I had wanted to learn about for the last two years. During my previous visits to Kalmar I found the castle to be closed or we didn’t find a guided tour that matched our agendas. Today we were very lucky to have Filip guiding us in English during a private tour.
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