Doing a PADI IDC in Bocas – becoming diving instructors

padi-owsi-idc-bocas-wanderlustIn the beginning of 2017 Thom and I did the IDC. But what’s an IDC? It stands for Instructor Development Course! As we both are passionate divers it didn’t take us long to make the decision to go from PADI divemaster to instructor.

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

 

2017 Photo by Marjolein van Hout

Culture from elsewhere makes us see differences between what’s normal and strange. Your perspective changes. Take the bits and pieces of that foreign culture that you like better from yours while staying respectful to their and your own culture.

This summer I realized what the true differences between my Dutch culture and the Greek way of living are. I do start to get confused about the what’s normal and what’s strange part of it. It must be because I’m working around other cultures and taking bits from each foreign culture over the years. Latin cultures, Nordic ones, Southern places, colder areas, island vibes. They all mean something to me and provide me with a different mindset. It gives you a choice of lifestyle.

This is what I see in the Greek culture.
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Travel Guide: How to explore Athens in 2 days

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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 summer-season destination had to include Athens. We had 2 days to see most of the ancient city of Athens.
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It’s been a while!

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The sun hits my head on a daily base.

After a lot of flights, many different countries, making plans with my viking, diving every day multiple times, moving from one place to another and trying to make each place our home for a few months, I finally got the time to write you something again! Yes, I’m sorry it took me so long! I think you’ll understand though, that my lifestyle isn’t one with many computer hours anymore.

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