Tags archives: water-sports

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[...]

San Vicente de la Barquera - surfing, cows and sunsets

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My heart was beating like crazy when I saw the sign: „SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA“…  I had the feeling that this was MY PLACE. Two months earlier I had put my surfboard on the roof of my small Opel Kadett in order to start my first real roadtrip, which led along the beautiful, vast coast of France and found its end in the fascinating and diverse Spanish coast[...]

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 [...]

Return to paradise - the Four Seasons in Kuda Huraa, Maldives

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Do you ever stop and wonder how lucky you are? I don't know you of course, but if you have a job that pays the bills, a roof over your head and a few friends who love you then that's a pretty good start. Add the occasional holiday and maybe a few fun nights out on the town and you're even better off. Traveling, more than anything, reguarly reminds me of h[...]

Wakeboarding in Malaysia

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I'll be honest, I didn’t even know what wakeboarding was when my friend first told me she was hooked on it. When we skyped a year or so ago, she on the balcony of her apartment in Kuala Lumpur (KL), and me freezing next to the radiator in my small London flat’s kitchen, she enthused about her new love for "wakey." I nodded and lied convincingly, “I’d lov[...]

Surfing in England - Lessons from a Pro

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There’s nothing like paddling out in the salty seawater, knowing that you can leave all your daily stress behind. Your mind is focused on one thing only: riding down the perfect wave. All the fear, exhaustion and tiredness that you have felt suddenly turns into energy, strength and motivation, welcoming you to life - the life. Summer is over and so is su[...]

The see-through canoe

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I'm not much of a sports fan, but there aren't a lot of water sports that I'm not intrigued by. Scuba-diving, jet ski, rafting - sign me up for any of those! Being from Berlin, none of these are really an option around here. Apart from swimming, the only water sports that are easy to come by are canoeing and kayaking. That is exactly why I got most exited wh[...]

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