Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat – our daily lives.

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Starting the day…

It’s 8 o’clock in the morning when the sun rays caress the bedroom window. Time to wake up as I jump out of the bed while trying not to wake up Mr. Viking. In the kitchen I browse for a cooking pot and start heating up enough water for two cups of coffee – or maybe I’ll take some green tea today, we’ll see. If I find a yoga-mat near me I will do some morning yoga, but doing exercises while being “on the road” still challenges me. The fan is on and at the same time so is the air conditioner. It’s starting to annoy me so I turn the air conditioner off. A loud ‘Kalimera’ (Greek for good morning, just to pick a nice foreign language) is coming out of the bedroom while I just walked back to the kitchen and our day has officially began.

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Instruments and luggage

I fix some eggs for my love and I while he plays a song on the new guitar he just bought in Playa del Carmen. Traveling like we do normally doesn’t allow you to carry all the items you like. around. Now that we’re here for a few months we somehow decided that having an acoustic guitar would be fine. It will be hell when we need to carry our backpacks, daypacks and the guitar around the next time we move. Oh, and I also got a small Latin percussion instrument called a Güiro! Anyway, we can handle it for now and we’ll see how we continue with our travel gear.

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Learning on the beach

Today we might go to the beach for an hour or two. Perhaps even three. Certainly not more than three though. Somehow we get a bit bored hanging around in the sun and we feel the need of doing stuff. As long as we can swim in the sea a bit, look at people passing by or read a bit we’ll manage.

Before and after the beach we read as well. Currently our books exist only out of the dive theory we love to get more knowledgeable about. Every day we read something from our Encyclopedia of Diving. We should do this anyway, but it’s becoming more and more important to us especially because in January we’re starting the PADI Dive Instructor course. We’re very excited about it and want to be able to handle any kind of question about diving. Therefor we do read a lot.

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We’re a bit nerdy too

The time we spend on our computers isn’t short either. We have some internet projects we are working on, like this travel blog. We’re also setting up a diving website and one about a really amazing Greek island!

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Time for more food!

In the evening we love to watch some series together. “Friends” has always been great and is still a favorite, but the ‘Breaking Bad’ series was super too! We watch a few of these until we get hungry. Either Mr. Viking or I cook and we try to do that as much as we can. He cooks more than I though, as I truly believe that his pasta Bolognese is the best dish on our menu. Being on the road this long, living the nomadic lifestyle like we do, it doesn’t allows us to go out for diner every night. Forget about the holiday breakfasts. The lunches and diners. We fix it at home. At the apartment we rented with kitchen. Occasionally we forget to do groceries or we’re just lazy and decide to go out for food anyway. Most of the time we end up eating a pizza or some tacos. It’s making me hungry thinking about it while writing this.

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Watching series or movies?

Some evenings we go out for a drink or we simply buy a bottle of wine to have during diner at home. However, mostly it’s bottles of water that we drink up in our current lifestyle. This makes me feel healthy and energetic. I’m not much of a drinker anyway and it saves us a lot of money. We have been trying to find a good movie to watch for in the evening, but somehow I got stuck with the series! I was never much of a series fan until I met Mr. Viking. Now I get terribly stuck in them that I am not even bothered giving attention to a movie anymore. That is however only if we have no movies available that are like really amazingly good. Any recommendations, anyone?

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Holiday time

It’s basically a schedule of going to the beach, reading a book, eating, watching a series and then sleep. Eat, Sleep, Beach, Repeat. An everlasting holiday somehow, don’t you think? While we’re also working on several projects we’re enjoying life at the same time. This is how our winters look like. Right now we’re in the sunny Mexican coastal city of Playa del Carmen.

Saludos!

*Pictures by Thom and I in our temporary apartment in Playa del Carmen.

Got inspired? Do you travel a lot? How does you daily life look like?

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Ever since I left my home country I felt at home at any other place I went to. I enjoy getting to know more cultures by talking to strangers and hearing their philosophy about life. Speaking with gestures when you can not find a shared language, finding places only the locals go to and learn about their customs and values. Hanging out with local people makes me happy. The experience of every new place is a step out of your comfort zone where I like to wander around until it feels like a second home.

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