Tags archives: water-sports

The Travelettes Guide to Diving

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Hi, my name is Annika and I am an addict. Unfortunately, the place I am staying at right now has signs all over the place saying 'Fuel your addiction'. So what can a girl do, but give into temptation and... go diving?! Ever since my last Thailand trip when I took my first breath underwater I have been completely addicted to diving and it seems whomever I [...]

5 things to do at the Victoria Falls

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When last Christmas I broke the news at home, that I wanted to travel to Africa, and my dad instantly said, 'I'll join you', I jumped head over heels into planning our adventure. Having never visited the continent before, I was pretty much open for any destination really, and with my dad being a TV nature documentary adventurer at heart, we quickly decided t[...]

A Travelette finds Nemo – Underwater love in Thailand

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I'm sitting at the Emirates lounge in Bangkok with a plane home to catch in an hour. The only good thing about this scenario is that I can drown my sorrow in the bottom of a bottomless champagne glass. And the fact that there is fast wi-fi so I can plan my next adventures. Other than that I am absolutely miserable due to the fact that yesterday I was swimmin[...]

10 Awesome Kayaking Spots in Australia

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It's the perspective that can turn any boring every-day thing into the most spectacular experience ever - like the bird's-eye view of your hometown when you approach the airport by plane, or slowly cycling along a road that you usually zoom along in a car or bus. Suddenly you become conscious of details you never noticed before, and somehow this place you th[...]

Swim like an Egyptian: Winter Getaway in El Gouna

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I must admit that I am not very spontaneous. At least not for normal, every day life things. Call me on a Friday evening when I'm sitting on the couch and ask me if I want to go for a drink to the corner bar, chances are, I will say no. But call me on that same Friday night and ask me if I can be at the airport in a few hours to fly to a random destination a[...]

The Travelettes' Guide to St Peter Ording

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I have a confession to make. Even though I've traveled well over 50 countries and will usually always devote every bit of free time to go abroad and explore, I know next to nothing about the country I live and grew up in. That's a rightful shame because I know for a fact that Germany has a lot more to offer than just an awesome capital. It was only when I wa[...]

Tremosine: Picture perfect in every way

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Tremosine sul Garda. It’s beyond impossible to encapsulate the sheer beauty of this Italian getaway in words, or be able to really get across the crazy deliciousness of the local produce, but after spending a weekend in this mountainous commune beside Lake Garda in northern Italy, I swear I will try to do my damn best as it deserves recognition! Not only is [...]

Sea Kayaking for Beginners

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Lately, I have been telling you a lot about the unpredictability of the Scottish weather and how to get used to it. Ironically, lately I was proven wrong by consecutive sunshine, but no way to enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, I love playing outside in the sun - just I could not do that, all tangled up in end of term deadlines and library sessions. I could not w[...]

Setting Sail in Berlin

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"I am sailing, I am sailing, home again 'cross the sea. I am sailing, stormy waters, to be near you, to be free." Accompanied by Rod Stewart's voice our boat floats along the Spree. The sun is shining, Katja is behind the steering wheel and I turn the music up a little more before climbing up on the boat's roof. Passing captains wave at us, every now a[...]

Things to do in North Central Florida

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Florida is mostly associated with cities like Miami and Orlando, or major attractions like Disney World or Key West. The sunny state is the perfect spot for a beach vacation full of white sand, palm trees, and candy colored houses along the shoreline. But the Sunshine State has many other beautiful destinations worth exploring. How about visiting the United [...]