Sunset on Malibu beach

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It’s been cloudy and raining these past few days in Freiburg, and I’m starting to think that this very short (though very beautiful) southern german summer has already come to an end. It feels like it barely lasted for a couple of weeks, and I spent it all being knee-deep (more like chin-deep) in thesis […]

Big Sur

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On the way to Pismo Beach, where we’d have to stop for the night, we took a detour through a shaded pine forest and a small canyon. We had read about a little secret spot that we wanted to check out but it wasn’t clearly signposted and we weren’t exactly sure that we were on […]

A weekend in Whitstable

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For this short post I decided to let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Land of the centaurs

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Spending time in Athens with my pretty sizeable greek family (where “close family” means grand-parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, cousins’ boyfriends and girlfriends, close friends, neighbours, pets, random passers-by etc.), was A LOT of fun, but we soon got itchy feet again and couldn’t wait to go forth an explore (and why not do some location […]

A night at Concordia

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Our next to last night on St John was spent at Concordia, Maho’s sister property on the east end of the island. The resort is made up of eco-tents, connected by elevated boardwalks (made of recycled newspaper! how cool is that): The tents are definitely a step up from Maho in luxury… … but also in […]

Tortola

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Tortola is the main port of the British Virgin Islands, just a dinghy ride away from the US Virgin Islands – and of course Chris wouldn’t miss an opportunity to pay a visit to the motherland (he kept wondering whether we’d get proper beer and pub food over there, quite cute) (spoiler alert: we didn’t)… so, […]

Exploring the island

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The last few days of our stay in St John we had access to a car! The reason why i got so excited about this is simply because the campsite is quite isolated – located on the top of a hill and at the end of a pretty bad road, we need to rely on […]

Hurricane Isaac

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Reading my Lonely Planet guide before coming down here, i found out that August is peak hurricane season around here. The weather has been pretty good though – sometimes it rains at night and in the early morning, but it’s otherwise sunny, and of course very warm and humid. All that until a few days ago, […]

America Hill

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Since we usually work mornings, we try to go on hikes after work. The Virgin Islands national park, which covers most of the island of St John, is full of lovely trails, most of them not too long or too intense – an average trail around here takes about a couple of hours. Some of […]