Barcelona Express – day 5

Barcelona Express – day 5

Last night after we had finished the hitchhiking we had a lot of spare time, as we had arrived first. We were hanging around a bit, setting up our tent, finding good places to charge our electrical etc. At 18:30 we were served a magnificent dish of Paela with chicken, shrimp and mussels. It was really delicious. Avignon Crusade Then at 21:00 we participated in a city challenge game which involved solving 3 crossword puzzles. Each crossword solution would be a place in the city of Avignon were we had…

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Barcelona Express – day 4

Barcelona Express – day 4

With 3 days of hitchhiking done and 3 more to go we were exactly half way this morning. The atmosphere at breakfast was really good. I think the amount of food really contributed to that and the fact that most people got a decent night of sleep. And also the camping was really nice right on the river and with a pool as well. This time there was no party until 4am… Though we’re not quite sure until when the party did last.. See Charlotte has the same gift as…

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Barcelona Express – day 3

Barcelona Express – day 3

Last night we spent the night in a fort. In my previous blog I already wrote about it… but I hadn’t been able to show the video that I made when it got dark and a party was launched in the fort…. What a magical place aye? So this morning we woke up hearing a lot of confusion around us. We were given information that we breakfast was at 9:00 and the start of todays stage at 10:00. We had set the alarm for 08:00 given us plenty of time…

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Barcelona Express – day 2

Barcelona Express – day 2

Today was already the second day of Barcelona Express for the Dutch competition (Go Dutch!). And let me tell you, it was again a great day. So the team behind Barcelona Express organizes a bunch of events in the evening after the hitchhiking is done. I am convinced they forgot that people need sleep. Last nighs schedule involved the winners to be announced at midnight, followed by a party UNTIL 3 AM. Given Charlotte and me were up at 4AM the day before… That was not going to happen.. We…

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Barcelona Express – day 1

Barcelona Express – day 1

Barcelona hitchhiking competition ! Just a couple of months ago I saw this Facebook advertisement for a hitchhiking competition to Barcelona… It immediately got my attention. Ever since my mom had told me about her hitchhiking adventures I’ve been more than keen on trying it myself. So this competition that I saw is called Barcelona Express. A competition where money is raised for the International Tree Foundation. Three different countries participate, with as a goal to reach Barcelona the quickest. The Dutch teams start in Amsterdam and spread out over…

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Scuba Dive Log – Varadero Cuba

Scuba Dive Log – Varadero Cuba

After buying a dive package in my hotel it was time to go diving in Cuba! If you want to read more about pricing and organizing please read my post: Booking Scuba Diving in Varadero Cuba Dive day 1 – PB-383 & Reef At 8:45 I was picked up at my hotel by a lady wearing a Marlin Marina T-shirt. She collected my voucher, that I had gotten from the hotel tour operator desk and off we went to the marina! In the bus were several other divers that had…

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Booking Scuba Diving in Varadero Cuba

Booking Scuba Diving in Varadero Cuba

Cuba has always been a country high on my bucket list. Not necessary because of the Scuba diving but mostly because of the rich history of the country. The people who have visited Cuba in general can be split in two groups of people, the haters and the lovers. When it comes to Scuba diving in Varadero, I think you’re dealing again with these two groups. At least after every immersion people either had a smile on their face or were highly disappointed. With all things in life I think…

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Why I love to travel alone

Why I love to travel alone

For the last 3 years I’ve started to take trips on my own. The first solo vacation was to the Dominican Republic in 2014. It was, unsurprisingly, a holiday focussed on Scuba Diving. Well technically my first solo trip was in 2005, when I was 19, to New York for an online game meet… But once arrived in NYC I was with friends…. So never mind that now. Edit: actually when I was 16 I back packed through Australia for a week on my own as well. Annnnyways…. The Dominican…

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Big island of Hawaii…. you have stolen my heart

Big island of Hawaii…. you have stolen my heart

Whilst sitting at the airport, waiting for my flight to Los Angeles, I’m looking back on the magical month I got to spent on the Big Island of Hawaii. The islands of Hawaii have always been a dream of mine to visit, so when I was finally able to go to one, it was time to pick out the right one for me. Well, I picked right. The Big Island is amazing and not just for one thing in particular but especially for the diversity the island offers. The State…

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A city-trip to Liberia

A city-trip to Liberia

Last Friday I had my first day off and I decided to spend the day in Liberia. Liberia is the capital of Guanacaste, a province in Costa-Rica. When I traveled to Costa-Rica I also flew to Liberia as it is only around 40 minutes from Playa Del Coco by taxi. This time, I decided to take the bus to enjoy a 1 day city-trip in Liberia. Taking the bus from Playa del Coco to Liberia The bus stop is conveniently right outside the dive shop where I do my internship (Rich Coast…

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