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

– Check out the pages Hatchery Talk and Volunteer ecotourism.

You’re interested in what’s going on with tourism development on sea turtle nesting beaches?

– Then let’s go deep into the question if sea turtle conservation can coexist with tourism.


Featured post

One small step at a time

Step 1 – Get a new tourist visa by having a 3-day vacation in Costa Rica


I am still confused about that “mandatory 72 hour-leave” in order to get a new visa… all expats I’ve heard of simply do a border run, means they turn around right after leaving Nicaragua and enter again within a few minutes. But then even the immigration officials told me that it’s necessary to stay out of the country for 3 full days (just so that’s it’s not toooo apparent that you actually just keep living in their country). Whatever is right, I took the safe way and combined it with some much needed vacation (hahaha, you won’t believe me or what?). Continue reading “One small step at a time”

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”

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