Beaches

Music and beach life - Super Rock Super Bock Festival

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As the summer is getting closer, so is the festival period. With so many great festival around Europe, festival passes and plane tickets must be booked soon. This is how my summer started out last year: Take a few of my favorite bands, a beautiful beach, a handful of good friends and cold beer - and you have the perfect festival experience. A weekend of musi[...]

Semuc Champey: a picture-perfect oasis

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Blue water fountains, beautiful flowers, colourful butterflies and singing birds - that‘s how I've always imagined paradise. And one day, my idea of paradise became reality. I had been in Guatemala for about a month when we decided to take a trip to Semuc Champey - a natural resort with lots of stunning pools and ponds. photo via trek earth The turquoi[...]

Slice of paradise - Tulum

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Just a few days into my trip to Mexico, I decided to fly to Cancun, from where I would be heading south to Playa del Carmen, a lovely, yet touristy little town right by the lovely Caribbean ocean. Beaches here were pretty darn nice, but I had heard that nearby Tulum was the real attraction when it came to sand, water and palm trees. We took a collecti[...]

Baleal - Europe's best surfspot

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Spending most of 2010 in Portugal, I finally started to learn how to surf. I cannot say I'm a pro just yet, but my new hobby has brought me to some beautiful beaches and I've gotten to know some great people! The best and by far most beautiful surf spot I've been to is Baleal by Peniche, which white beaches and peninsula form makes it one of the best spot in[...]

The most beautiful beach in the world

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If I were to ask you to name the most beautiful beach in the world what would you say? Somewhere exotic in Thailand, a secluded island in the Caribbean, or maybe you’re tempted by the crystal clear waters of Mexico? Perhaps a beach in the south of France would not be a natural choice but I recently found somewhere I consider to be amongst the most beautiful [...]

One night of Romance in the Carribbean

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Another day at the Caribbean Sea came to an end. Freshly showered I positioned myself in one of the comfortable hammocks of our hostel among the many palm trees. A fresh breeze of wind was blowing, perfectly complementing the weather after a very hot day at the beach. It didn´t take long until I fell asleep. When I woke up, it was through the sweet me[...]

Sailing away in the Caribbean Sea

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From Guatemala, our bus ride continued to Belize. As soon as we crossed the border we were in a completely different world: People were Black, not Latinos anymore, they all had dreadlocks and smoked cigarillos. Wooden Houses everywhere, crowded streets with people on low-seated bikes. Spanish language was replaced by Caribbean English. From Belize City we to[...]

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[...]

L.A. beach tales

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Los Angeles held somewhat of a surprise for me because this time I actually liked it. I had been here a couple of times before with friends and back then, I could not get into it. Maybe it was good that this time I came here on my own because that allowed me to take in the city on a more personal level and for a moment was able to imagine what it would feel [...]

Miami beach impressions

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Dear travelettes, I am in florida. Miami, to be precise. Miami is a bit weird. And nothing as I had expected. I'm pretty sure I don't like Miami too much, because it's very touristy and overpriced. I'm missing a certain big city feel here. Howver, that said, the people I have met here are among the best I've met in a while. Miami-residents are super laid-[...]