Cozumel Diving

Don’t dive in Cozumel

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Don’t ever dive in Cozumel There’s this little island. It belongs to Mexico and some of you might have heard about it. Many cruise ships (eewwww!) stop here. Others may know it because the diving is supposed to be “oh so spectacular”. Here is why you should never, and I mean never ever, dive in Cozumel: The reefs are ugly and there are hardly any fish left in the sea Turtles, colourful corals, two meter long moraines, poriferans, fish in the brightest colours, sharks, underwater arches and caves in stunning coral gardens, an ocean so warm you think you’re taking…

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Kreditkarte gehackt

Diagnosis: Credit Card hacked – or why I own 2 Credit Cards

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Diagnosis: Credit Card hacked – or why I own 2 Credit Cards It happened again! It frightens at first and then it’s just annoying. What am I talking about? My credit card got copied or hacked for the second time now. And I’m far from home and everything seems complicated when it really isn’t. Diagnosis: Credit Card hacked or cloned Back when I lived in Spain my credit card got copied somewhere or some website I used wasn’t safe enough. My bill back then was about 3000€ – the limit of my card. I only found out about this, when…

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Why an Immigration Officer googled my name

Why an Immigration Officer googled my Name

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Why an immigration officer googled my name Travelling: at first it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller Auckland, New Zealand – early morning at the international airport AKL. After a long overnight flight from Bali I finally arrive in New Zealand. I head to collect my bag and find out to be the lucky one as I get asked to step into a separate line for additional questioning before entering NZ. I was surprisingly well rested and took this as another chance to meet people. But you never know how things turn out to be – and…

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Mini-holiday at the Tauern Spa

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I spent a couple of days in Tauern Spa – and this is how wonderful it was Barely a month ago I boarded a plane in Edmonton and flew home after exactly eight months of living abroad. Eight months seemed like an eternity in the beginning, and I also struggled with myself, whether or not I made the right decision. I am still a little torn whether a semester at an university in Europe would have been sufficient too. On the other hand, I enjoyed my travels and diving very much. What’s done is done though.  In any case, I…

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