Mermaid in Paradise – Diving in the Maldives.

Mermaid in Paradise – Diving in the Maldives.

After finishing my divemaster training in Koh Tao I wasn't a happy diver. I have written about my experience there at length and some rightfully pointed out that I and my expectations were probably part of the problem. I get that now, in hindsight, as so many other...

A letter to my first love.

A letter to my first love.

I met my first love in the Netherlands. I was so young I don't even remember when or how or if it was love at first sight. But then again, none of this matters. We spent sunny days, lazy afternoons and when the weather wasn't our friend, it didn't matter...

Of Molas & Mantas – Diving in Bali.

Of Molas & Mantas – Diving in Bali.

The other day I met a guy. We dated for a bit and I started to really like him despite some glaring differences. He drank Kombucha, I prefer Champagne. I like burgers, he liked tofu. He was a scientist, I am a writer. He had an apartment, I have a suitcase. All of...

So you think you can dive? Diving 102.

So you think you can dive? Diving 102.

Well, if you have managed to be and breathe underwater I guess you can dive. Sort of. Honestly, I had no idea that there was so much more to diving than getting my certifications. I have written about some basics on how to get the first toe in the water here. This...

Diving 101.

Diving 101.

Unlike other 101s, taking your first figurative steps underwater will be the most exciting class you could ever take. And while I'm no teacher (yet) I love nothing more than getting people excited about things that I also love. Usually, that is a book, I truly...

Bite me if you dare.

Bite me if you dare.

I was never really daring, but I was never really afraid of things either. Maybe a bit apprehensive to sleep in my own bed after watching too many Spartacus movies with my dad, but not really afraid. I was a child with a happy, undisturbed upbringing and there was...

Underwater love.

Underwater love.

I thought I would panic once submerged in water. And if I did what would happen to me? I will hold on to you, and you will breathe slowly, says Erkan, my dive instructor. Not the answer I am hoping for because the only thing worse I can imagine than panicking...

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Hello, I’m Annika!

I’m a girl with messy hair and a thirsty heart who likes to be anywhere but home. After having lived in New York and South Africa for many years, I now call the world home because I love one thing more than drinking wine and doing yoga together – traveling.

 

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Solotrip: Vom Glück des Alleinreisens (German Edition)