The elegance of Elafonisi on Crete

During my time in Chania on Crete I did a few day trips to the famous beaches in the West of the island. Elafonisi was on my list, but my roommate at the hostel had told me he wasn’t that impressed. He also said he went as part of a tour and felt as if…

Unwinding at Balos beach

Balos beach, the most beautiful beach in Greece? I’d seen many photos of Balos Beach online while I did my research for my holiday to Crete. This beach is considered one of the top beaches in the world. I knew a day trip out to Balos and Gramvousa would be beautiful, but I tried not…

The big day to the Samaria Gorge on Crete

Getting ready for Crete’s Samaria Gorge “The mules are not taxis, they’re ambulances” our guide explains on the way to the Samaria Gorge. It’s a tough audience at seven in the morning. I got up at 5.30AM to see one of Crete’s main attractions: the Samaria Gorge. It was still dark. As I waited for…

The dream

One day in New Zealand I started googling for new adventures. A few months later I started working as a tour leader in Europe. Through this job I’ve had so many cool opportunities that brought me to different places, from Peru to Morocco. Just over a year ago I was in Australia for an apprenticeship…

Brunching and bathing

On my last weekend in Melbourne I got to catch up with a friend. I’d travelled with her during the summer in Europe. Then I was her guide and now the roles were reversed. I let her plan the whole day and it turned out to be a fantastic way to end my time in…

Paradise is a 3 hour drive away

Melbourne is a city with plenty of things to do, but it’s also got many places around it that make a great day or weekend trip. Wilsons Prom is about a 3 hour drive from the city and thus I was reluctant to go out there just for a day. But then again… what if…

A weekend in paradise!

The speedferry raced across the water. At the fourth stop it was my turn to get off. Wow! What an amazing place! I walked onto a white pier and was greeted by the manager of the resort. Together with the other guests I walked toward the white beach, admiring the crystal clear water of the…

Stepping back in time

I fell in love with the old town of Dubrovnik. What a pretty place this is! As soon as you enter through the old Pile gate, you step back in time. It’s like the middle ages, only with a bunch of souvenir shops and without the smells of piss and garbage. The new and improved…

Out to the Hongs

Of course I had picked the day with the worst weather to go on a boat trip to Hong island. It had just stopped raining when I got up at 7AM. The sky was grey and cloudy. I got picked up at 8 and was the only person on the tour staying in Krabi Town.…

Koh Rok, please never change

My first adventure on Koh Lanta was a speedboat trip to Koh Rok. I was a bit sceptical about the whole thing. This could be hit or miss. I was picked up by a minivan and then we cruised towards long beach, picking people up along the way. The second person was another solo traveller,…