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Islas Canarias

Before Tenerife was an island it was a giant volcano. During millions of years and countless explosions, the mighty El Teide erupted itself to create the island that we know today. It still remains the highest volcano this side of Atlantic, and at 3718 meters, the third highest volcano of the world. Its sharp summit and surrounding hilltops offer an impressive backdrop to almost anywhere on the … Continue reading Islas Canarias

San Blas Islands – Land of the Kuna

About 12 miles off the north coast of the Isthmus of Panama, there lies an archipelago of 365 islands  known as the San Blas Islands or more recently Kula Yala. They are the home of the Kuna, the indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. The Kuna believe there is one island for each day of the year but inhabit only 49 islands. The remoteness of … Continue reading San Blas Islands – Land of the Kuna

Walking the ramparts of Dubrovnik Sailing around Croatia

Croatia has islands. Approximately 1400 of them. It also has a beautiful coastline, lush green hills and small towns with stone houses and red tiled roofs. Plus the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. And, as if those were not enough, it has Dubrovnik, with its extremely well preserved fortified old town. So we, a group of 17, decided to rent a couple of … Continue reading Walking the ramparts of Dubrovnik Sailing around Croatia

Caribbean Tales Part 1: BVI

Cem called to ask us when we will be visiting him again. Those of you unlucky enough not to know him, Cem happens to be a professional captain and one of the most warm hearted and positive persons I’ve ever met. He also happens to live and work in British Virgin Islands which happens to be one of the top sailing destinations in the world. British Virgin … Continue reading Caribbean Tales Part 1: BVI

Caribbean Tales Part 2 : Gone Sailing Again

We chose St.Vincent & Grenadines, a part of the windward islands as our latest Caribbean sailing destination. As the name suggests, the island nation consists of one big island – St Vincent -and a number of islands of different sizes and characters, the Grenadines. They are a sailor’s dream with their clear turquoise waters, white beaches and almost constant trade winds. The islands of the … Continue reading Caribbean Tales Part 2 : Gone Sailing Again

Footsteps of Templars and Giants

I consider myself as a true Mediterranean i.e. no place is perfect without the sun and the blue skies and the deep turquoise colour of the Med, but guess what? The landscape could be beautiful without any of the above.  If you don’t believe me just visit Scotland. We started at Edinburgh, which is truly an enchanting city. Rich in culture and history, it’s also … Continue reading Footsteps of Templars and Giants