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Tresher sharks in Malapascua, Philippines

Tresher sharks in Malapascua, Philippines

Swimming with sharks in Philippines is a big thing. First, you have the famous whale sharks in Donsol, where you can litterally snorkel amongst them – which is only possible in very few places in the world. But then, you also have this tiny island called Malapascua, just north of Cebu, where you can dive at Monad Shoal with an even rarer species – the tresher sharks. These clever sharks, that use their unique long tail to stun and catch…

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Secrets of the Costa Brava – Begur

Secrets of the Costa Brava – Begur

Many people know Costa Brava as a place for mass tourism, crowded beaches and all-in hotels with food of dubious quality. To be very honest, this was also the image I had until about 6 years ago, when I first came to Barcelona to study. Luckily, the only people I knew before arriving there, lived in a precious little village in the Costa Brava, called Peratallada. That time I didn’t have the chance to visit this beautiful, hidden gem – but when I came back to Barcelona…

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The best beaches of Gran Canaria

The best beaches of Gran Canaria

The Canary Islands are home to some of Spain’s most stunning beaches, have a near-tropical weather all year round, some of the best surf spots of Spain… No wonder it’s one of tourists favorites! Gran Canaria – just as the name says – is the biggest of them. It might not the place where you will find golden beaches with  turquoise water – for this, you should rather bring a visit to the neighboring Fuerteventura – but that is being…

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Nice, the pearl of the Côte d’Azur

Nice, the pearl of the Côte d’Azur

The Côte d’Azur has always been a favourite destination of many tourists world wide. It is famous for being one of the most luxurious places in France, crowded by tourists and the French bourgeosie – so at first sight, this was definetely not one of my most wanted destinations, but boy, was I wrong. There is so much more about Nice – this gorgeous mix of Mediterranean food, the talkative locals with their “Nissard” dialect of French, the winding alleys…

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Paradisos Mallorquins – Mallorcan Paradises

Paradisos Mallorquins – Mallorcan Paradises

Mallorca (or Majorca, in Catalan, the language spoken in this region of Spain) is the biggest sister of the Balearic islands. Her little sister Ibiza is famous for the night long parties, the even smaller sister Menorca is home to amazing turquoise beaches – and my absolute favourite of the Baleares – but, I have to admit that Mallorca gives you the chance to combine culture, beaches and great food alltogether in one trip.  I have had the chance to…

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Malta and Gozo on a shoestring

Malta and Gozo on a shoestring

  A couple of years ago, when I just settled down in Barcelona, I did a trip with a couple of friends to Malta – which ’till then sounded to me just like one of the unimportant countries of the list we had to memoriwe at school of the European Union. Boy, was I wrong about this little island country! Malta actually consists of 3 islands: the bigger ones are Malta and Gozo, and in between these two, you have…

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Sardinian Blue – Porto San Paolo

Sardinian Blue – Porto San Paolo

Sardinia – or Sardegna, in Italian – is an island that has a thousand different landscapes and breathtaking nature. You can find picturesque villages, turquoise beaches, natural reserves and so much more. This is the island where you can find a little baby boar crossing your road, where you will learn that Sardegna is NOT Italy, and it’s a place where you can keep coming back to, and discover something new – depending on the region you visit. About that…

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Wild camping in Menorca

Wild camping in Menorca

Not the most popular, but the most beautiful of the Baleares – that’s Menorca for me. Even though I can say that I have explored some beautiful turquoise waters on this planet, I have to admit that my favourite beach is one that I have encountered on this little island called Menorca, only a 50 minutes flight away from my home town Barcelona. If you haven’t heard about Menorca yet, I’ll give you a short resume: cute little island in the…

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