QUARANTINING TAKE-AWAYS! HOW IS LOCKDOWN LIKE SAILING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC?

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How quarantining is like sailing across the Atlantic? We aren’t on a boat now in the middle of the Atlantic. But many of us in quarantine because of COVID 19 are experiencing aspects of what it’s like to sail across an ocean. You may…

PURE adventure: Discovering freediving!

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Do you remember as kid it was super cool to cross the swimming pool underwater holding your breath? Guess what, it still is! And it’s called freediving. Why freedive? It’s the most relaxed and liberating sport I’ve ever tried. No heavy…

Ti'i ka ebu nusi ceremony Belaraghi | Flores | Indonesia

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Photo:  ti'i ka ebu nusi ceremony in Belaraghi | Flores | Indonesia Fernando and William are preparing the chicken for the ti'i ka ebu nusi ceremony, which means 'give food to the ancestors.' We're in the sao one, the most sacred part…

What is slow travel? And how you could! Part 2

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How to slow travel if you have only 20 days off per year? It’s not necessarily about the travel time you have. It's about the meaning you attach to the time you do have. That is slow travel. In my previous post I wrote about what slow…

The Apu Ausangate trekking in the Peruvean Andes | What's it like?

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The Apu Ausangate trekking in the Peruvean Andes | What's it like? And how to do the Apu Ausangate trekking yourself? 14 meter altitude I’m sitting in a coffee bar in Miraflores, Lima. I’m figuring out what adventurous things I should do…

Morocco's labyrinth of Blue: Chefchaouen

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Excited I'm putting on my new shoes bought on the local Thursday market of Chefchaouen. Oops, two left shoes! This came at no surprise as the market existed out of piles of things, shoes included. I went back, the shoe salesman was still there,…

Malo e lelei: a Special welcome in Tonga Paradise

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Tonga, a dot in the Pacific Ocean A remote paradise destination, far away from civilization surrounded by endless blue seas. People are wearing woven mats as skirts and directions are based upon "the next coconut tree".  This is the kingdom…