How long are you staying in Guadeloupe?

And “When are you coming back?” are the two most common questions I receive when I speak to my friends and family. And my answer is usually “I don’t know yet”. 🙂 “But can you come back?” is then the question that follows afterwards. Yes, I could board the plane if I would want to…..

An island where chicken eat mangoes and Easter without eggs

I still remember that pile of eggs in the small grocery store here in the small village of Saint Felix on Guadeloupe, where I live during the Covid-19 times. On that day, I bought only six. Six eggs seemed enough for a week for a single person living on their own. That was a few…

One last post

No, I haven’t bought this amazing truck in these last days of my adventure 🙂 Just in case you were wondering. And I also haven’t met prince charming who would own this beautiful beast on four wheels (even though I wouldn’t mind 😉 ). I “borrowed” it for a photo from an amazing German couple whose…

Kitesurfing photos

This place and this sport are so rich in colour and excitement I have to share some more pictures with you 🙂 And then we arrived at the White Dune (Dune Blanche or Duna Blanca) … … where we unpacked all our gear …  …admired the scenery… … and then off I went into the…

I believe I can fly …

…I believe I can touch the sky… Surrounded by the white sand, turquoise sea, blue sky and strong wind, I am sitting in the shallow water, not far from the beach, trying to keep my small kite up in the sky, in the “12 o’clock position”. An instant later 30 playful kites in myriad of…

Goodbye Dakar….

I’m on the early morning flight from Dakar, recalling the mixed feelings I had about Senegal when I was leaving Asia. Just a few days before I flew out towards the West, I had met two German ladies on the Ko Chang Island. After talking to them, my mind was full of questions: “Why do…

One of those moments …

…when thoughts go their own way Sitting here, on the top of this cliff, high above the Atlantic Ocean, at the end of this tiny island of Ngor, I am experiencing one of those rare moments, when it feels like life and the planet have stopped for a moment. All I hear around me is…

Salt harvesters of Lac Rose

I am sitting on an old boat, observing women and men unload salt from the boats on the pink-hued lake. A man who has just finished his work for the day, walks over to “our” boat and begins changing from his wet, salty working clothes. He looks like he could be in his late thirties,…

“Meeting” the mystery of a lighthouse

It is one of those points of interest, that not many visitors of Dakar would visit… I even met one local, living in Dakar for like ten years, never being up there. 🙂 Of course I “dragged” him with me to visit  🙂 It is one of those spots, where it is hard to know…