isla mujeres diving

Let’s dive the MUSA Underwater Museum Isla Mujeres with Carey Diving

A few years ago I first heard of MUSA – the Museo Subacuatico de Arte. Ever since I wanted to dive there and see it all for myself. This Underwater Museum was built aka sunk back in 2009. It’s not even the only one in the world – there’re others in the Caribbean and other places too, where you can find many sunken treasures. Let’s jump in – MUSA Isla…

hiking in the rain

10 Smart Tips For Hiking in The Rain

10 Smart Tips For Hiking in The Rain I know checking the weather is part of the routine when you’re planning a hike, but sometimes we just have to face the rain. For instance, areas that are close to large bodies of water have a higher chance of getting rain than sectors that don’t. There’s more to it than I can explain, but it’s all part of nature and science….

Chingaza

Chingaza National Park – a Weekend away from Bogotá

Chingaza National Park – a Weekend getaway from Bogotá The more time I spend in cities the more I need to be away from them – living now in a huuuugge city like Bogotá it’s a lot! I need this silence, the tranquility more than ever. No bustling junctions and life-risking scooters. No forced cuddling in the bus in the morning, no loud and noisy street vendors that try to…

bogota für schlemmer

Bogotá for Foodies – a Guide to the exceptional Colombian Cuisine

Bogotá for Foodies Colombia is known for its excellent coffee – I can’t quite confirm it since I don’t drink any. But Colombia has so much more to offer than just this hot beverage. Together with La Mesa I toured through the streets and tried so many delicious dishes, snacks and drinks in the capital. The following yummy things were part of the walk: Arepas = corn dough filled with pretty…

Cozumel Diving

Don’t 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…

Kreditkarte gehackt

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

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…

San Andres Sound Bay

How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving?

How much are 4 days on San Andrés including Diving? I love lists and breaking down costs – so that’s why I wrote down everything I spent during my 4-day-trip to San Andrés in Colombia. I’ve also gathered a lot of recommendations for you here as well. Itinerary for 4 days on San Andrés Day 0: arriving in San Andrés late night, after a flight from Bogotá (approx. 2 hours flight time)…

San Andres Kolumbien

San Andrés Travel Tips – a Paradise for Divers with Perils

San Andrés Travel Tips – a Paradise for Divers with Perils A two-hour flight from Bogotá, off the Nicaraguan coast, is a little island paradise – or at least that’s what I was promised by many Colombians and Google image search. It is a paradise for divers, but the rest of the island did not impress me at all. If anything, it got me thinking… I flew with Viva Colombia and landed…

sim prepaid

Mexico – How to get a prepaid SIM card with data

How to get a prepaid SIM card with data in Mexico When I know I’ll be travelling in a country for more than a week, I prefer getting a local prepaid SIM card. Reason? I want to be reachable and able to look up things whenever I need or want to. In the EU roaming charges will be a thing of the past soon (yeahh!), but roaming data is just ridiculously…

Out of country and out of money – what to do?!

What you can do if you run out of money while out of country Advertisement It is the traveller’s most feared nightmare: not being able to access money while abroad. Maybe the cash machine is broken, the credit card stolen or the card limit maxed out.  It’s happened to me more than once and not knowing how to pay for dinner is scary.  Incident number 1: Blocked account in India  I tried to withdraw…

Turtles Akumal

Snorkel with Turtles in Akumal

Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal There’s this small village in Mexico. It has a lovely small bay where many, many turtles live. The best part: you can snorkel with them! I’ve heard about Akumal a couple of years ago, and I knew that I had to go there myself. It took a while to fulfil this wish – and I kind of wish I had come here earlier. We started…

Varsana Eco Yoga Village near Bogotá – my first weekend in Colombia

Varsana Eco Yoga Village near Bogotá – my first weekend in Colombia I haven’t even been in Colombia for a week and I’ve already planned a weekend trip – a short one that doesn’t require a lot of hours on a bus. Together with other students from Colombia and some international students as well as some that already work we went to the charming Varsana Eco Yoga Village in Granada…

Bogota

First Week in Colombia – Impressions

Colombia – First Impressions Exactly one week ago I arrived in Colombia – the first week of many has passed. Some of you might know that I’ll be spending some months in Bogotá studying at one of the country’s best (and most expensive) universities. I’ve already lived in neighbouring Venezuela a couple of years ago, so much is familiar and I’ve felt somewhat home right from the beginning. Most of…

2 Week Road trip through Ontario and Quebec

2 Week Road Trip through Ontario and Quebec – Canada for First-timers

2 Week Road Trip through Ontario and Quebec – Canada for First-timers The decision Canada is famous for its remarkable landscapes, endless views and beautiful cities. Needlessness to say that a two-week road trip to Ontario and Quebec are not enough to see it all, but it is a great introduction to Canada! Need more reasons to visit the second largest country on earth? It is THE perfect place for…