Veni, Vidi, one time is enough. Came back from the Dominican Republic a week ago and somehow can’t make up my mind about this country. Well, there are ups and downs of that Caribbean tourist paradise. If you don’t fancy reading, just jump to the diving pic slideshow at the end 😛Continue reading “Welcome to the Dominican Republic”
Last Friday was a big day for me. For the first time I was talking in public about diving. So far, my diving stories were told only in bars, family gatherings and house parties. It was a bit scary as I was afraid that I’ll be talking to an empty room. It wasn’t that case, the audience was there, and they even asked questions 😀Continue reading “Diving Slideshow”
Alice, why do you dive?
To pee in my wetsuit is the sarcastic answer. The long answer is a bit more complex. It means in this and the next two posts you will get to know why I’m crazy about diving, how to get started with diving, some funny stories related to diving and most of all what is it with the whole peeing in the wetsuit thing.
Somehow, every time, when I say that I do scuba diving, people think it’s dangerous and that it is some kind of extreme sport that is associated with high risk. Somehow it is when you are not careful, ignore basic safety rules and play all yippee ki yay cowboy. However diving is not only about jumping into the water and watching fish, there are rules on how to watch marine life. When you do it for some time you figure out it’s more like an escape from reality and very much eye opening when it comes to environment matters like ocean pollution, shark finning or global warming.Continue reading “Alice, why do you dive?”
Did you notice that travel got easier in the past ten years? I still remember when I had to print flight tickets, hotel reservations and carry maps of multiple cities when going abroad. Now everything is on my phone in different apps like booking.com or iPhone wallet. Instead of paper maps we have google maps… regardless I still get constantly lost as I have no sense of direction and my navigation goes something like… oh Zara I have to turn right. Also the low cost airlines made a big development jump or visa requirements even cashless payments or ATM transactions. With all those positive changes there is a huge negative one… garbage.Continue reading “Travel Transformation”