Whenever you meet scuba divers, you quickly notice how passionate they are. More or less a bunch of fanatics, all of them. Which seems kind of weird and scary until you start scuba diving yourself and then you will most likely be exactly like them. So I thought I would share my pre-fanatic story.
Every time I meet someone going to Bali, I go into tour guide mode and share every single recommendation I can come up with. I’ve been in Bali for almost three months, and have a few places I really like, so I might as well collect them in a post.
I’ve divided it into the three areas where I spent most of my time (Canggu, Ubud, Seminyak/Kuta) first, then sections (stay, eat, do).
In Costa Rica, I tried surfing for the first time. It was one of those things where you are sure you will not make it out of there alive, but at the same time you are having too much fun to stop. A few months later, end of August, I went to Portugal. One week at Baleal Surf Camp and a few days in Lisbon. The perfect way to end the summer.
If I don’t start this story with that phrase, no one would believe that I’ve actually been to Costa Rica. So, there it is. Pura Vida! A phrase that means “pure life”, but is basically used in every way possible. Hippies getting high all day? Pura Vida! Response from the mechanic who accidently drilled a large screw into the inside of your car? Pura Vida! (True story.)
These are a few of the highlights from my recent trip to Costa Rica, collected in one huge blog post.
I have not updated this blog in over a year. That’s insane. I just started it, and then I got swept up with work and all of the sudden it was 2013. Oh, well. I guess I better just get back on the horse, so to speak.
And what better way to start than with a bunch of pictures from my Australia trip? I thought I would start with one of my favorite parts – Kroombit Lochenbar Station. Kind of a magical place.