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There is a bit of nostalgia in today’s post as we visited Coromandel peninsula and Tauranga in the summer of 2015. At that time, we were in a fairly decent climbing form and decided to follow the instructions in our climbing guide and explore a hidden gem few kilometers from Rotorua – the Mangorewa Rock….

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the Thailand’s third largest island (after Phuket and Koh Chang), lies in the Gulf of Thailand and covers the area is 228.7 km2. The population is over 63,000 but seems much higher with all the tourists included. The island is known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest in…

Samoa part III.

We arrived to Savaii Island by ferry and were totally captivated by the surroundings within a few seconds. The sea was even bluer, the sand was even whiter, the fish in the sea even more colourful and the locals even warmer. Samoa is a real tropical paradise with all the trimmings as you can imagine…

Samoa part II.

We continued to the southeast coast of the Upolu island and discovered another wonderful accommodation – the Return to Paradise resort. It was a picturesque spot and as a bonus we were the only guests there. We had a beautiful white sand beach just to ourselves. The sea was turquoise and lots of colourful fish…

Samoa part I.

„Paradise exists and it is Samoa!!!” „Talofa Lava in Samoa, Palagi!!!” – „Welcome to Samoa, white faces!!! We had planned our trip to Samoa for August 2015 and we just couldn’t choose a better time to visit this tiny Pacific state. There was a „severe and cruel” winter ruling in New Zealand and nice and…