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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...
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Traveling to the U.S. is easy when you have an ESTA

All you need to know about traveling to the United States of America with ESTA A guest post by Josh Hobson What’s an ESTA?...

6 reasons Berlin should be your next city break

Over the last few years the memories of my visit to Berlin with my dad in 2006 haven’t faded away. The great Pergamon Museum...
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Adventurous cycling in Badem-Würtemmberg, Germany

An adventurous cycle route by the Neckar, Kocher and Jagst Straight away before the gates of Stuttgart in the city-triangle of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and...

10 things to do 48 hours prior to your flight

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You are packing your bags to leave for that wonderful voyage you’ve been looking forward to so desperately. You only still need to knock on your neighbors door to ask them to water the plants and fix a ride to the airport. You’ve checked your vaccinations and made sure your passport is still valid. That’s it right?

Nope. Let’s have a look at things you need to do before your flight.

Here is a list of 10 things you need to do 48 hours prior to your flight.

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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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Becoming a PADI Divemaster in Mexico

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La isla Bonita

It took us a year to finally find the right place for our Divemaster course. We were in search for an instructor who would be willing to teach and show us everything on how to become a pro. We ended up in la isla bonita – really named Isla Mujeres in Mexico. Having already a great quantity of dives logged and therefore plenty of diving experience we were more than ready to start the Divemaster course.

Let me tell you all about it – our Divemaster course in Isla Mujeres.
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Wreck diving in Isla Mujeres with Sharks

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Diving in Isla Mujeres

The last few weeks have been intense while also super relaxed. About two months ago mr. Viking and I set foot on Mexican soil again after having been working our asses off for 6 months in Greece. Now we haven’t quite been sitting still over here either, but without to much pressure. This winter we started our Mexico travels in Playa del Carmen, where we currently are as well. We had however never though of ending up here again after two months, but the island hopping we have been doing in the meanwhile pretty much led us back here. Now before I start telling you what we are doing here in PDC I’d love to tell you what happened from the beginning.
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