Sailing back into Europe: The Strait of Gib!

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A lighthouse. Beeping phones. Airplane stripes. Fishing boats. The smell of pine trees! We are approaching Cabo Sao Vicente, the most western point of mainland Europe. That’s what struck me most: suddenly having the smell of pinetrees……
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Atlantic Ocean Crossing part 2: Caribbean to Europe!

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I’m back on the Atlantic Ocean. Again. Back to blue, breathing sea, stimulus stop, facing the elements, learning ropes! This time in a completely different setting. A boat and crew more than double the size of SeaYa, different route,…
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Day 6. Sailing Canary Islands - Cape Verde

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S/V Sea Ya - 20 Januari 2015. Somewhere along the West African Coast. From the pen+book diary.  2.AM “Wake up, little Suzie, wake up!” Noor sings me awake. It’s time to start my night watch.  I’m used to this rhythm by now. I had…

Mountain Warehouse review of budget outdoor gear

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Mountain Warehouse review of camping gear To escape from the peak holiday invasion of the Spanish, Italians and Portuguese into Tarifa, I moved out of town in summer. I went camping equipped with Mountain Warehouse review camping items. So…

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…
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Adventure & Kitesurf Travel Guide of Tarifa | Spain

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Thinking Tarifa for an active holiday or long term stay? Great minds think alike! After three years of intense exploration of the outdoor playground of Europe, I surely have some useful tips for you. You can use this little Tarifa travel guide…

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…
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Camping in Komodo National Park, Flores | Indonesia

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Have you ever... snorkelled around an island? woke up with nothing but the sound of the waves and the singing of birds? had a day without using keys, or without using a phone? I had to answer no, no and a no. Until I went camping in Komodo…

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…