Another year has passed, and this blog is getting quieter and quieter. I haven’t been writing a lot, you might think. But behind the scenes, speaking of IN MY LIFE, I was writing a lot of stories. I lived, in a way that I never thought I would live. And I am gonna tell you a secret.
Whenever I tell people that I´ve been traveling through Central America, they ask me, if I hiked a Vulcano. And Yes I did. I actually hiked two volcanos. Baru in Panama and Volcan Acatenango in Guatemala. Both of them are not active anymore, but the difference is, that close to Volcan Acatenango is the still erupting Volcan Fuego.
Most of the time we are more ourselves than somewhere else while we are traveling. We are the true “me, myself and I” selfish travelers who (basically) don’t give a f** about anyone else. It appears to me, that living in one place, where there is a lot of consumption going on, influences me more than I even noticed. You turn into a multiple you. Changing your outfit, your personality, maybe even your attitude even within a day. When you leave work and meet up with friends. When you are with your family or just at home with your love. That is not possible while you’re traveling. You are just You. That´s what I love. Being me.
Being from Austria, hiking always was somehow part of my outdoor adventures I started from the early age on. When I traveled from Portugal to Spain I looked up some interesting things to do close to Malaga – and found the Caminito del Rey. I fell in love with the views and decided: I NEED TO DO THIS! In this blogpost, you´ll find everything you need for a day to escape the summer heat of southern Spain’s cities. So off you go and enjoy the view 😉
Most of the people really liked the dorm rooms as they are not too crowded. Rapturecamps in Ericeira offers 4 and 6-bed dorms. All of the rooms have at least a window and some even a balcony with a view to the surf spot. Also, you can rent out private (double or twin bed) rooms or if you are a group of people a whole apartment. The only downside of the rooms is, that they do not have a locker to store your valuable stuff. BUT it is not common that something got lost, and if, you could easily find it in the lost and found box 🙂
Also, the location of the surf camp has been seen very positively. Just take your board and walk down to the spot – Foz de Lizandro. To the city, it will take you approx. 20 minutes if you walk but you can easily take one of the bikes or skates- and longboards – FOR FREE 😉
Moreover the camp offers two big outdoor chill-out areas with comfy fanboys and a lot of pillows to hang around after the surf.
Surf -equipment, -lessons, -spots
Twice a week Yoga and Massage is offered for which you can just sign up until the day before and is held by Victor from “here and now Yoga“.
During the week there is the party for those who want to – and the staff goes out as well regularly. 😉 The best nights are Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, but more about going out in another post!
Sundays there are no surf lessons so sometimes trips are organized such as to Sintra for example. In October we also went up to Nazare and saw some big waves surfer – so impressive!
Hmmm… what should I say 😉 I was one of them! The staff is like a family. Living together, eating together, surfing together … always there to help you and is gonna make sure you are having an amazing time!
what you liked most and what least…
As I´ve been volunteering in the Rapture Surfcamp in Ericeira Portugal, I thought I wanna give you some insights and a review on the camp. Therefore I asked several people who stayed there in 2016 and put up this post for you. Additional Hannah wrote so many details, that I decided to add a second review post, just with all her thoughts. Thanks girl for your effort, I really appreciate it!