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Exploring Koh Mak by Bicycle: Day 2

Having enjoyed such an active day exploring the eastern parts of Koh Mak by bicycle on Day 1, I was excited to start Day 2 with my bike, now with plans to see what the western part of the island had to offer.I started the day from my bungalow after late breakfast and took a paved road that goes to the centre of the island first passing a disc golf course and some resorts. Then going up a very long steep hill leading to Vista Lookout Point in the back garden of Continue reading


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Exploring Koh Mak by Bicycle: Day 1

The beautiful Thai island of Koh Mak is a low carbon and sustainable destination so what could be a better way to explore the island than by bicycle! I absolutely love biking and of course I also wanted to respect and support the green values of the island, so I rented a bicycle for two days instead of a motorbike.Koh Mak is fairly small in size, just 10 kilometers wide and 5 kilometers long. The terrain in Koh Mak is mostly flat with a few hills in the interior, natural forest alongside lush groves of coconut and rubber trees, making it Continue reading


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Helsinki: Secret Adventures in Kruunuvuori Ghost Town

Kruunuvuori ghost town with abandoned and collapsed villas, spooky atmosphere and burned down ruins of what once served as seaside summer residencies of the rich is most definitely one of the best kept secrets of Helsinki. Even though I have lived all my life in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, I did not hear about Kruunuvuori ghost town until a few months back and immediately wanted to explore the darker side of Helsinki.Helsinki_KruunuvuoriGhostTown_villa_07 Continue reading


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Tallinn: Creative Adventures for the Mind(less)

A few weeks ago I spent a weekend in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Over the years I have visited the city a hundred times more or less and explored it fairly thoroughly. This time we wanted to experience something totally new and different. Something adventurous we had never done before. Something to challenge our brains and creativity. So we booked an appointment at Exit Room. Exit Room offers real life room escape games. In the game, teams of 2-4 players are locked up in a theme room with only one way to escape: you have to use your brains, by collecting items and identifying clues, to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape from the room in a race against time. ExitRoom_logo Out of four different theme rooms we chose the Bomb Room, which meant escaping from a psychopath’s room before the bomb set by him would explode. In advance we knew that the room would be full of technical duties and would require skills of MacGyver. I was totally excited and had millions of flashbacks as MacGyver was my favourite tv show as a child! We were also told that this particular room was the most demanding out of the four choices. Bring on the challenge!

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Stunning Mexican Caribbean Natural Island Beauty on Cozumel

Having explored beautiful paradise beaches, historical Mayan pyramids as well as small colourful villages in the Yucatan Peninsula, it was time to hop on the boat and head to Cozumel, a small Caribbean island just off the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Cozumel offers deserted, windswept beautiful natural beaches, wild and vibrant natural parks, long stretches of coral reef, friendly people, and colourful safe streets in the town of San Miguel.

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Cozumel is also a popular Caribbean cruise ship destination that welcomes more than one million cruise passengers each year and up to eight ships per day. That sounds like a huge amount of tourists but I actually found the island relatively quiet. I also heard that the island was badly beaten in 2005 by Hurricane Wilma, but, with few exceptions, the island has been completely repaired. Continue reading