Over the last few years diving has become my thing. It started in 2006 in Jamaica, where I did a discovery dive, just me and the dive instructor. He took me by the hand and introduced me to the glory of diving. A few years later, in 2014, I walked passed a dive center in Panama and decided to find out why it kept on feeling so appealing to me. I became a PADI Open Water diver right there (step 1). ...read more!
As I enjoy sharing my travel experiences for those who need inspiration or even motivation I now created my first travel guide. Today, we’re going to have a look at traveling through Panama! I spend 2 weeks in Panama alone in the spring of 2014 and another 4 weeks with my boyfriend in the spring of 2016. ...read more!
The world is becoming smaller and we need to communicate with foreigners. To be able to do that we have to learn more languages. Fortunately learning a language can be done in several ways. By far the best way is to visit the country of the language you want to learn. Do a course at a local language school, like Habla Ya Spanish School in Panama. For those who are interested in spending time abroad while learning the local customs and the language this is perfect! ...read more!
To hike the Kali Limni has been on my to do-list for the last 2 summers. Kali Limni is the highest peak of the Greek island Karpathos and actually of the entire Dodecanese. I feel like I can not leave this Greek island again without having been on its highest and best view-point. My work on Karpathos for the summer is coming to an end soon. Now I have the time to do the hikes I so desperately wanted to do. Last year Mister Viking an I decided to hike to Vrougounda after the summer. This time we get to see the breathtaking view of Rhodes in the East and Crete in the West from the top of the Kali Limni. ...read more!
Showering on the PakiPoint beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama
You’re in your twenties or thirties, perhaps even forties or a completely different age and you feel like something new. An adventure someday or possibly an entire change of lifestyle. You feel like going abroad, yet it’s a very, very scary idea. Can you really leave everyone and everything behind?...read more!
If you have ever wanted to travel to Greece you might have considered visiting one of the Dodecanese islands. Most tourists will travel to Rhodes, Kos or perhaps even Karpathos, yet did you know that you can also visit Kasos and Armathia? Located between Karpathos and Crete, these remote islands are still untouched and are therefore unharmed by tourists. Now is the time to visit Kasos and Armathia. ...read more!
How to live a healthy lifestyle while you’re on the go
Living life road tripping, backpacking or even working abroad can be full of fun and adventure, but it often lets you think of excuses to forget about healthy habits. My nomadic lifestyle is one with irregular working hours and it is important, yet difficult, to stay focused on health. A few weeks ago I got in touch with a company called Cotopaxi, who created an infographic with several health hacks. To promote overall health and wellness I also wrote a few of my own health hacks. ...read more!
One of the first people to have lived in Mexico were the Olmec people and you can find their history in the Mexican province of Tabasco. In the city of La Venta colossal Olmec heads made out of rocks were found by archeologists, which nowadays are located at the nearby Villahermosa. There they are exhibited in a beautiful jungle park.
A life on a Greek island is something many people would basically kill for. In the summer of 2015 I started working on Karpathos as a tour guide and that meant I got to live there for 6 months and I am currently doing so again the summer of ’16.
If you’re traveling to Panama and looking for the Caribbean reggae vibe you cannot miss out on a visit to Bocas del Toro. Think sandy beaches, crystal clear water, surfing and diving, good food and happy people. ...read more!
China is the mysterious giant of the East. With so much of its great and vast history spent with closed borders, its unique culture and diverse landscape are truly a secret that is waiting for visitors to discover. From the ancient world to the modern-day, there are many exciting attractions and world-famous landmarks that make it the perfect destination for any traveler. Here are just 10 of the many reasons why China should be added to every nomad’s wish list. ...read more!
I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew I wanted to go there. Being there meant that I could finally understand the lyrics of an old Dutch children’s song from “kinderen voor kinderen” called op een onbewoond eiland. They sing about life on a uninhabited island and it’s one of my favorites kids songs. Now a dream was coming true. ...read more!