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Becoming a Sea Turtle Conservationist

Welcome to my blog and website

 

You’re interested in who I am?

– Check out That’s me!

You want to know what happened recently on my way of becoming a sea turtle conservationist?

– Check out my blog posts right here underneath!

You’re interested in what I have to say about lifestyle?

– Check out the page Can we all do what we really want.

You’d like to know what I have to say about sea turtles, ecotourism and conservation?

Check out the pages Hatchery Talk and Volunteer Ecotourism.

 

Featured post

More Sunday Funday: Get to know Nicaragua!

Well, I have to admit: Nicaraguas Pacific Coast is definitely NOT the most beautiful place in the world. I mean, there are soooooo (!!!) many regions, coastlines, forests and mountain landscapes out there which are totally picturesque, idyllic and scenic – who could even decide which part of this magnificent world is the most beautiful?

However, life and leisure in Nicaragua has some pretty cool advantages: Continue reading “More Sunday Funday: Get to know Nicaragua!”

Life near the beach: Sunday Funday for nature enthusiasts

Okay, the pictures of this blogpost might leave the impression that I’m not actually working. But I swear I do. Mostly even six days a week. But there’s always at least that one special day when we go visit a new exciting place, which is mostly some sort of beach near-by. You wanna know what the magnificent coastline of south-western Nicaragua has to offer? Then scroll your way down.

Beaches in Nicaragua are popular amongst backpackers and nature lovers because they tend to be quite empty. Whereas in Europa you’re used to feel like in a sardine tin, here you usually feel like the only person on earth. Continue reading “Life near the beach: Sunday Funday for nature enthusiasts”

The show must go on

Wow, it has been over three months since my last update! I have to admit, I wasn’t really in the mood of writing a new blog post and things have been going crazy as well. So I wanted some tranquility and some good stories to tell before I continue giving updates from my way of becoming… well, something.

The initial plan of being a sea turtle conservationist-for-life seems to become more and more a dream I was chasing after in my youth. I feel like I arrived in reality, like probably so many other people of my age after they’ve finished university. Now it’s time to get some money, which means: work for at least five days a week (PAID work and no super-hippy-fun-travel volunteering any more!). Continue reading “The show must go on”

Hello San Juan del Sur, you ugly little beachfront town

Well, we finally moved to San Juan del Sur, after discussing it again and again for months. I wasn’t happy at first, simply because Managua offered me some kind of useful infrastructure (great supermarkets, useful hospital and medical center, shopping malls, western fast food restaurants etc.) and because I did not want to be one of those 2000 foreigners who come to “exotic” Nicaragua and end up in the most touristic, development-spoilt town in this country.

Also, I get a heart attack every time I stroll along the beach. Simply, because it is ALL FULL of restaurants and bars, owned by some richer locals who still want to jump on the tourist train. They think the closer they are to the ocean the more tourists will come in and eat. However, besides public holidays, I see a nearly empty beach and five waiters standing outside of each restaurant waiting desperately for some guests. Continue reading “Hello San Juan del Sur, you ugly little beachfront town”

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