as a child, I loved being abroad and hanging around at airports – then there was this time when I had to leave a beloved person behind and I started to be somewhat afraid and panicking when I was travelling – the person is history now for many years already and suddenly, my love and lust to discover the world has grown again, immensely.

there is this book project of mine, an already written story that just seeks for its polishing which will happen really soon. a more then true story. absolutely pure. if it works out, it may be my ticket for freedom. in the meantime, being in the line-up, wavesurfing, is my soul’s balm.

…I realized every surfer has to like paddling, at least a little. this was because extremely little of each surf session is spent actually standing up on your surfboard on a wave – maybe one percent – so if you’re looking to have a good time it’s essential to find a way to enjoy paddling, or at least good-naturedly bear it. and in that way, I thought, surfing is kind of a good metaphor for the rest of life.” (jaimal yogis)

in may 2013 at the latest, I will leave my so-called life behind to go for a six-month surfing vacation – visiting india, sri lanka, lombok, the philippines and israel. keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned… :)

UPDATE (2013-02-03)

meeting my moroccan boyfriend in october 2012, my plans are now a little bit different of course. I also want to visit him at the beginning of my journey and it would be great if he could come with me to asia – he wants to, but he hasn’t got enough money for such a trip. I will not go to the indian surf ashram, because I’m not quite sure anymore if that’s the thing I want, so – today – the plan is to go to morocco first, followed by my beloved sri lanka, then to the andaman and nicobar islands, afterwards to lombok and definitely to the philippines. whether I will be able to volunteer in israel or not depends on the relationship to my love – if everything’s still fine between us, I might delay israel – we’ll see :)

UPDATE (2013-06-14)

we are going to indonesia and the philippines for eight weeks from july to september. if any of you surfers out there wants to give us advice where to stay, please feel free! we would really appreciate it! before and after our surftrip I will spend time in morocco and hope to get to know the family and their culture even better. it will be my fourth time with my bf :)

I still can’t believe how things worked out since I started this blog one year ago… oh and please keep your fingers crossed that I can kick my own ass and publish this book!!!


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  1. Eka Margaret

    thank you for stopping by and liking my own blog. It’s a great blog of you. I hope someday we can meet and you can teach me surf for sure :). Anyway, enjoy your trip.

  2. Wow! Wait a second, it’s May? Are you on an Adventure right now?! I hope so! ^_^ Visiting India is my dream! :) Can’t wait to see your posts!

    • Oh? No idea? Well the places you are going to sound very exciting as it is!!! :)

    • hey there, no – plans changed meeting my boyfriend last october ;) we are at the moment planning a trip to indonesia and the philippines in summer – just for 2 1/2 months. I hope we can sort out those visa troubles. you should go to see india! but perhaps go somewhere else before. I visited india when I was around 20 years old and it was too much for me. my first time far away from home and you know… india is awesome, but also tough! take care! sunshine for you -steph

      • You should do a post about going when you were 20. That would be so interesting. I’m turning 20 June 7th ^_^ good luck sorting out the visas! Wishing you all the best! :) Mmm sun! Thanks

      • ricomaacmolato

        for someone who is moroccan, I don’t think he needs visa to the philippines. I don’t know about Indonesia but PH, I guess not. I hope you guys enjoy your trip to the PH. Boracay Islands, Cebu or the Visayan regions are must to see. If you’re a little fancy, Bellaroca Beach and Resort in the island of Marinduque is also a must see!

  3. thanks for liking my blog. I hope you had great journey in Asia, esp. Indonesia (esp. Lombok :p). Enjoy the waves, enjoy the white sands, enjoy the sun, enjoy the serenity in beaches :D

  4. Best wishes for your plans this year and thanks for stopping by Woolly Muses blog.

  5. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and complimenting me with a ‘like.’ Good luck with all your projects and dreams

  6. Hello! thank you for liking one of my few posts. I also love traveling and adventure. It’s good for you to have that six-month surfing vacation. Hope you will like the visit to my country, Philippines.

  7. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post! Best of luck on your travels! Linda.

  8. dottydinosaur

    Thanks for liking one of my posts, I too am in a LDR so it’s good to read fellow LDR blogs.

    • thank you! :) I wish you all the best! when do you guys see each other again? I’ll be in my beloved’s arms in 21 days again (inshallah)

  9. whatclaudiathinks

    thanks for stopping by my blog. you should definitely include Belize on a future list!

  10. Thanks for liking my post “Moroccan Delights”! It looks like you’ve been to Marrakech several times! Lucky you! What a great place!

    • shokran ;) yeah, well… wow, I have to be honest here – morocco isn’t my most favourite place on this planet, but someone stole my heart ;)

  11. Hey, cool blog! And thanks for the like on my recent blog post on St. Ives as well :)

  12. I’ve nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger award’! Check out my post to see how it works! http://katiewanderlust.com/2013/08/20/the-blogs-that-have-inspired-me/

    • thx a lot, katie! sorry for the late answer, but I haven’t been online a lot in indo. but now I will blog again as much as I can ;) get back to you soon! xoxo -steph

  13. Thanks so much for your nomination.

  14. admin

    great blog! i wish you and your bf a very great experiences in Bali!
    hope i can fly to bali and share some cold bintangs with you guys, LOL

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