Monthly Archives: February 2014

My love for traveling

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Traveling is not waiting for things and experiences to come to you, but for you to go and find them.
Traveling is experiencing new smells, tastes, sights and sounds every day.
Traveling is not having fear to try new things.
Traveling is about letting go of your inhibitions, trying to communicate in different languages even though you don’t always know what you are saying.
Traveling is meeting new people, having in-depth conversations with complete strangers that you’ve only known for 2 minutes.
Traveling is following your gut, listening to your instincts when you can trust someone or need to watch your back.
Traveling is being able to live in the moment, make decisions and let go of regrets.
Traveling tells you the true nature of a person.
Traveling opens your mind.
Traveling tests your nerves and your problem solving skills.
Traveling allows you to connect with yourself on a level that is hard to reach when you’re distracted with regular everyday ‘life’ and work.
Traveling makes you appreciate everything you have.
Traveling is not knowing what to expect, not having a plan.
Traveling is the best thing you could do for yourself.

Traveling is beautiful.
Traveling is passion.
Traveling is life.

Never stop the journey.

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Surfing Turtle Lodge

We have landed in my ideal paradise. Yesterday we left Granada and had a fairly smooth day of travel (2 busses, 2 taxi’s, a boat and a long walk on the beach) to Surfing Turtle lodge about 40 minutes outside of Leon.
Upon arriving we saw a large straw-roof hut, a few small cabinas, tents and large solar panels to the side. This eco-lodge is totally off the grid and runs off solar power.
We were shown to our private room upstairs and I immediately felt like a queen. We have a 4 poster bed with clean white sheets, high open ceilings, drapes blowing in the wind, by far this is the nicest room we’ve had so far! I awoke this morning to the sun rise out our window, which I wasn’t expecting because the sunsets here are beautiful, and usually you either have sunsets or sunrises, this place has both!
I practiced yoga at the foot of our bed this morning feeling the breeze and hearing sounds of waves, a perfect way to start my day.
Everything works on a tab system here, and they just have 1 restaurant. If I were to come back here I would make sure to pack my bags with snacks and fruit so I wouldn’t have to buy every meal, but they’re cheap, so its all good. We have some fun activities planned for the day and will be playing beach volleyball later in one of their daily tournaments.
They also have a turtle egg hatching area so we are really hoping to see a baby turtle and release it!

Here are a few pics so far:

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Volleyball court and straw huts out front.
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The ocean view from our window.
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The new hostel guard dog.
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The hostel begger - at leasr she's cute.