Sri Lanka’s East Coast: Fish and Surfboards Nilaveli and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has beautiful beaches. The most well known are along the west coast and the south, but the east coast is well worth a visit too. Nilaveli There’s tranquil Nilaveli for instance; a quiet (some would say boring) small village. More precisely, it’s some houses along the road, a few guesthouses and hotels, and…

Vancouver Island: Naturally Wild West Victoria, Ucluelet, and Tofino

Vancouver Island is a 1.5 hour ferry ride away from the mainland. Not very far away but we imagined it would be totally different from southern British Columbia, which is densely populated and very different from central BC. But no, the area around Victoria is just as populated and traffic just as heavy. Victoria Victoria…

Baja California Sur: La Península Bonita Mexico

I never wanted to go to Cancún (those party/beach towns just aren’t my kind of place) but Cancún has a big airport and connections to almost anywhere. Also, internal flights in Mexico are quite cheap so that’s how we ended up spending a few days there (in the city center, just to be clear) before flying…

Belize: Relax. Go Slow. Caye Caulker, the ATM Cave, and Corozal

Belize doesn’t seem to be part of Central America anymore, it’s much more a Caribbean country. People speak English and Kriol (and Spanish, and Garífuna, and a whole lot of other languages), rice is flavored with coconut (in my opinion that should be the normal way to cook rice), the houses look different, and once…

San Blas: Lost in the Caribbean Panama

What if there was an archipelago in the Caribbean with an island for every day of the year (and a few spare ones)? With white sand beaches and turquoise water, where you could let the days pass by swinging in a hammock underneath palm trees, drinking from a coconut, and not worry about anything? What…

Along the Uruguayan Coast

From beautiful Colonia del Sacramento we went to touristy Punta del Este where half the buildings are empty (at the moment – it’s not yet high season) and the other half are just being built. The town must be incredibly crowded during high season. Nevertheless we spent a pleasant time there but left the next…