Beaches

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-[...]

SPAIN: San Sebastián - Pirate bay and surferboys

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During my 6 months stay in Barcelona, I found myself sitting on a plane one day, on my way to Bilbao at 6 o'clock in the morning. Our final destination would be San Sebastian, though. Our plan was to spend most of the time in "Donostia" (thats how the bask call San Sebastian) and only go to Bilbao for its Guggenheim. The moment I put my feet on Bask soil for[...]

Mexico - La Manzanillera: My personal beach paradise

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Earlier in the year I spent a month in Mexico, and loved it! One of my favorite spots on the whole trip was La Manzanillera on the Michoacan coast, a tiny beach in an area surrounded by some great surf spots. We stayed at a small camping site where we enjoyed fresh quesedillas before or after letting the sun shine on our bellies as we lounged around in hammo[...]

Island life - tough, but someone has to do it

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It's time for showing off some holiday shots... Thailand has a few really great islands and whether it's beach, party or water sports you're into, all is available in plenty in places like ko tao, ko phi phi or ko samui. In my case, as I only had a short 7 days available I went to ko pha ngan for the wonderful beaches and the beach parties at night and[...]

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