Posts Tagged: "sunnyexplores"

The 5th anniversary of sunnyexplores.com

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The 5th anniversary of sunnyexplores.com July 4, 2020 I’m celebrating the 5th anniversary of my travel blog at a time when traveling went from impossible to arduous. Several trips were canceled and even exploring my own country was not possible for a few months. Nature was given time to recover...

Diving in Mexico: the Cenotes in Yucatán

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Diving in Mexico: the Cenotes in Yucatán November 7, 2019 Sunbeams make their way through the cave opening, the turquoise water shimmers in the light, and lianas entwine from the walls into the water. Cenotes are out of this world. Some of them go so deep that even technical divers...

Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog

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Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog October 24, 2019 I went on a real expedition in my own country. I love the Dutch Wadden Islands. Every year I visit a few of them. But one island, I had never been to before: the uninhabited island of Rottumeroog. This island belongs to...

A close encounter in Finland, the White Spirit Bear

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A close encounter in Finland, the White Spirit Bear October 18, 2019 Last september I was in Finland in search of the majestic brown bear. Most memorable was a close encounter with a young female who is nicknamed the White Spirit Bear. She is known to frequent this remote area...

Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria

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Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria June 29, 2019 If it’s your dream to hike on a glacier surrounded by impressive mountains in a winter wonder land, you have to visit the Dachstein massif in Austria. A small cable car brings you up to 2100 meters altitude and suddenly you...

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

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Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein June 12, 2019 On the right bank of the Rhine sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, lies an old principality called the Fürstentum Liechtenstein. It is a dwarf state that measures only 160 square kilometers. Liechtenstein has high mountains and a surprising amount of culture...

Diving in Mexico: the reefs of Cozumel

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Diving in Mexico: the reefs of Cozumel May 24, 2019 Diving the Cozumel Reefs is pure enchantment: deep walls, colorful corals and exotic reef fish in all colors you can imagen. The famous Jacques Cousteau was awe struck when he discovered the reefs of Cozumel in 1959. He listed Cozumel...

Cobá, the Mayan city in the Mexican jungle

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Cobá, the Mayan city in the Mexican jungle May 21, 2019 Cobá is a Mayan city in the middle of the Mexican jungle. People already lived in Cobá around the year 100 BC. The flowering period of the city was between 200 and 600 AD but also afterwards the city...

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...

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...

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...

Finding Nemo in Dahab Egypt, part 2

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Finding Nemo in Dahab Egypt, part 2 June 27, 2018 Scuba diving allows me to discover another, magical world. I was so lucky to meet dolphins, whales, sharks, octopuses and many more wonderful beings. It’s always a pleasure to find anemonefish. These busy little fish make me smile every time...