Adventure Travel

The History of Surfing

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I don't need to tell you that surfing is an extremely intense and exhausting sport. It involves pretty much every part of the body, not rarely resulting in a nice physical shape as shown by the gentleman below. I do admit, that is also the reason why I sometimes just hang around beaches to watch the surfers catch their waves (and something tells me I'm no[...]

Snuba diving

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Have you ever heard of snuba-diving? If you thought I've confused the C for an N here (as in scuba), you thought wrong. The word Snuba is composed of the two words snorkel and scuba. And that's pretty much what it is, something in between the two. Snuba divers use also swimfins, a diving mask, harness, regulator and weights as in scuba diving. Pretty much[...]

Sailing the Seven Seas

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Most girls' idea of luxury travel would be flying first class, or being chauffer driven in some fancy sports car - well, not for this Travelette! Having taken inspiration from the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film, I recently embarked on a little mini trip from England to Belgium by … you guessed it …. by boat! I was a little nervous about sailing, b[...]

Surviving the whaleshark

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Swimming with sharks? Or whales? Or both? I achieved what seems impossible- I have been swimming with Whalesharks. My summer travels started in Guatemala, continued to Belize and finished in Mexico. As soon as I crossed the border from Belize to Mexico I heard nothing else, but the word “whaleshark”. Everyone was talking about their unique experience with[...]

Beginning to surf

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I always dreamed about learning to surf, and found it such an attractive sport, but coming from the cold north, snowboarding (and a short-lived attempt to be a skater girl as a teenager) came first. Now that I call Lisbon my new home town, however, I finally started surfing and it is definitely my new favourite lifestyle. Just sitting on your board waitin[...]