Author: Sunny Jansen

Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Dreamgate

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Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Dreamgate May 5, 2019 Cenote Dreamgate has something special: it’s a magical mirror world. With inviting sapphire water and a whole underwater world to explore, it’s a place that gets a hold of you forever. At the end of a long dirt road...

Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Tajma Ha

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Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Tajma Ha May 2, 2019 Already on the surface Cenote Tajma Ha has something dreamy: the yellow, green and brown rocks color beautifully with the clear sapphire water. It makes you want to explore the magical underwater realm that it hides beneath its...

Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Dos Ojos

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Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Dos Ojos April 27, 2019 Diving in Cenote Dos Ojos is spectacular: a lush green jungle setting, clear turqoise water, caverns, stalactites, hunderds of bats and two different circuits to dive. Dos Ojos is Spanish for ‘two eyes’. The name of this cenote...

A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway

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A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway April 24, 2019 Hunebeds are impressive neolithic tombs. These prehistorical burial monuments are made of large boulders and they were built between 3400 and 3100 BC with wooden or stone tools and without machines. Hunebeds are located on powerful places in nature and...

Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: El Pit Cenote

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Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: El Pit Cenote April 22, 2019 El Pit Cenote is famous and for a reason: the beautiful light beams that light up this deep cavern dive are one of the most magical experiences you will ever have! While Casa Cenote and Cenote Aktun Ha...

Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Casa Cenote

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Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Casa Cenote April 15, 2019 Casa Cenote is enchanting. I can hardly find words to describe the color of the water when the sun shines through the surrounding mangroves and it’s pure magic when the sunlight colors the water and the bottum in a...

Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Aktun Ha

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Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Aktun Ha April 12, 2019 Cenote Aktun Ha, meaning ‘water cave’ in Mayan, is better known as Cenote Carwash. This cenote was the place where the taxidrivers from Tulum washed their taxis in the 80’s. It was one of the first cenotes opened...

Diving the cenotes in Yucatán Mexico: Cenote Calavera

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Diving the cenotes in Yucatán: Cenote Calavera April 6, 2019 Diving in Cenote Calavera is spectacular! You start your dive with a 5 meter jump from a rock into the crystal clear water of the cenote, that is also called ‘the Temple of Doom’. Cenote Calavera gets its name from...

Travel inspiration: Red Sea Love

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Travel inspiration: Red Sea Love March 2, 2019 Be careful when you travel to the Red Sea. She will grab hold of every part of you. She will nestle into your veins, your cells and memory. She changes your life and she doesn’t let go as you try to leave....

My favorite places of 2018

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My favorite places of 2018 February 8, 2019 I love to look back on the highlights of the year gone by and to relive the places that stood out for me the most. It was hard to choose my favorite ones from 2018: I visited so many special places. I...

12 lessons I learned from traveling, part 2

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12 lessons I learned from traveling, part 2 January 25, 2019 Just as life, traveling is about asking questions and seeking answers. The only way to know is to explore. Exploring satisfies and at the same time intensifies our natural curiosity, while immersing ourselves to different cultures and new places....

2018 one year in travels

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2018: one year in travels January 4, 2019 Another year has passed, new travel memories were made. The first four months of 2018 were dedicated to hard work. Next to my demanding job at the castle, I finished my new book ‘Holland land of riviers‘ and I completed my education...

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

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Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland December 27, 2018 Helgoland is a small rock island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located approximately fifty kilometers north of the mainland of Germany. After the last Ice Age, around 4000 BC., the sea level rose and Helgoland was formed. It was already...

6 reasons to visit the island Ameland part 2

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6 reasons to visit the island Ameland part 2 November 16, 2018 About 2 years ago I wrote a travelblog about the Dutch waddenisland Ameland: 6 reasons to visit the island Ameland in Holland. This month I spent another week at this island: time for another blog. Here are 6...

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

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What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland November 15, 2018 Reykjanes peninsula is most famous for the Blue Lagoon, Icelands most popular tourist attraction. Most people only hurry by this area on their way tot he airport. But that’s a shame, Reykjanes has so much more...

What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland

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What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland November 8, 2018 Icelands capital Reykjavík is the worlds most northern capital. Reykjavík consists of a city center and several suburbs. Somehow the city looks different than any other European city. Municipal and community buildings are made of stone or concrete, but...

Capturing stories: the tale of the blue-footed booby

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Capturing stories: the tale of the blue-footed booby October 24, 2018 I am a storyteller in everything I do. I tell stories in my work at the castle, in my books and in my blogs. I love researching and unraveling mysteries and doing so I find stories everywhere. Sometimes I...

Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg

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Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg October 17, 2018 Last autumn, a road trip took me to Luxembourg. I had a puppy then and couldn’t do long hikes. So this year I went back to the Müllerthal for hiking. I did not prepare the hikes. I just drove to the woods and...