When December arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, our imagination tends to be filled with images of snow, evenings by the fireplace and hot drinks in our hands. A rather stereotypical Christmas postcard, isn’t it? Winter in Costa Rica, on the other hand, means that you will be nice and toasty … more »
Idyllic Vagator Beach in Goa
North Goa tends to be the crazy part of Goa. Lots of busy beaches with lots of tourists. You need to get a little out of the tourist areas of Baga and Anjuna, rent a scooter or a motorbike, and drive north until you reach Vagator. Suddenly you’re in paradise … more »
No edit – Ahead lies the Caribbean
These days, it’s often hard to understand what things really look like. Colors are adjusted, filters are added, and things are clone stamped out, amongst various other atrocities. (and yes, we are guilty of that too!) Photos look instagrammed and over saturated more often than not. But it’s time for … more »
Playful sea lions in the Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands are a place like no other. We have never experienced interactions with animals the same way anywhere else. Sea lions, fearless will come and frolick with you, Marine Iguanas, although shy – will come and sleep next to you, and even birds will stick around unafraid. It’s … more »
And a sign said..
Beware of falling coconuts! You couldn’t name a better place paradise. Anakena beach on Easter Island is a crescent shaped beach flanked by palm trees and statues of the ancient Moai. With soft white sand and falling coconuts, adventure is within reach!
Yes, this is a lake..
Llanquihue lake in Puerto Varas is so big that Zara and I had a pretty interesting argument about whether this is a lake or the sea. When a lake gets so large that it has waves in it, I tend to think that it’s more like a sea. Couple that … more »
Paradise beaches are not exclusively for the rich & the famous!
“I dig my toes into the sand The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket. I lean against the wind, pretend that I am weightless and in this moment I am happy”, Incubus Many people trapped in busy working days have a paradise like … more »
Tulum – Imagining the Spanish arriving to Mexico
This ancient Mayan fort was one of the first points of contact with the Spanish. It was a major sea-port for Mayan trade as well as a point of defence. Definitely one of the most dramatic sites in Mexico. The confluence of the ruins and the sea with the strong … more »