A short snorkeling trip to the reef around the corner went really lucky. A small group of dolphins appeared right next to our boat. They were fooling around and checking us out for a moment and then they disappeared into the sea.
It was a great moment for us. Especially as we did not expect them. Locals told us to not book one of these full day dolphin sighting trips, because its not likely to see them in the northern Red Sea in February.
So we only did a 3 hour trip with the intention of snorkeling on a riff larger than the ones close to the beach. A nice surprise!
Apart from just relaxing and beside from going to the desert, the really big thing about the Red Sea is snorkeling and diving. And thats what I did. Small reefs are easily accessible from the beach or by your hotels boat bridge. Walk 5 Minutes, jump in and enjoy the colours of your local coral reef.
2018 travel has begun, I was on Mars lately. Okay, not really (sadly). Still on earth but a new environment to me – desert. And I put my feet on a continent I haven’t been before: Africa!
Okay, sounds more dramatic as it was. Decided to enjoy the benefits of summer while having winter in Germany and went to Egypt for a week. As you might know, there is a large conglomerate of package tourism hotels in Hurghada, so no idea of how egyptian this part of Egypt is. Anyway, a full week of 30°C is nothing I would complain about.
Oops! I just wanted to start the 2018 photo series when recognizing, there is still a draft from summer 2017. Lets see it as a belated closing scene of 2017. Another great year with a great summer experience. Lay back, take a breath and relax.
2018 is in planning. Some things are fixed. Others are in the making. Looking forward to another great time.
The view from Monte Titano down to the Adriatic coast line and Rimini. The Photo does not even give an idea about how breathtaking the view from that point is. The distance to the coast is 17km and the photo was taken from almost 700 meters height. The houses in the lower left corner (Borgo Maggiore) are around 500m above sea level and the terrain rapidly drops below 100m asl within 7km from where the photo was taken.
In reality, you feel like standing above the entire landscape and watching down to the sea. It truly is magnificient.
Another major touristic landmark on our list was San Marino. Strolling through the narrow alleys, enjoying delicious food, benefiting from taxless shopping and getting a glimpse of history about over 1700 years of independence. An interesting and relaxing day at Monte Titano.