Tuna is a multi- billion dollar global industry! It feeds million of people, it supports livelihoods and sustains economies in many marine areas.
We are located in the Coral triangle, which is one of the most important places in the world for tuna, tuna reproduces and migrates through the coral triangle. Commercially important species such as yellowfin, skipjack and bigeye tuna all come from this region.
WWF calls tuna the Ferrari of the ocean, true, they are powerful, sleek and made for speed, the atlantic bluefin tuna can swim up to 40 mph.
World Tuna Day was yesterday!
Lets celebrate the wonders and importance of this fish. Continue reading
Posted in Asia, Marine Life, Oceans, Scuba Diving
Tagged Al Gore, Atlantic bluefin tuna, blue fin tuna threat, Bluefin tuna, end of the line, Fish, Hong Kong, Inconvenient Truth, Japan, treatened species, Tuna
The Pirates Spinning and Circus Retreat is the best one in its kind, in the area of Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. It doesn’t matter if you love juggling, or if you’ve always wanted to try it. This retreat is suitable for all levels. Plus, it’s hosted on one of Lombok’s most beautiful private islands, Gili Nanggu. Lombok is Bali’s neighbor.
I personally was very disappointed when I arrived in Bali. Mass tourism seems to have taken over and poisoned the local spirits. Totally unexpected, I bumped into Lombok and I found exactly what I was looking for. Peace, magic and authenticity. Lombok, in my opinion is one of Indonesia’s hidden treasures. Come soon…
Have you ever wanted to feel like you were cut off from the outside world? Continue reading
Have you ever received an underwater rose?
Do you have any idea what the underwater rose is?
Usually I don’t get too worked up for Valentine’s day. I’m not the contrary either, saying Valentine’s day is the bull- shit commercial lovy- love day, is a bit extreme. I guess I find myself somewhere in between and definitely believe that any day is a good day to celebrate and express your Love to one another. Continue reading
Thank God in life , we are not all the same, how boring would that be? The perception we have on things, differ from one person to another. In my opinion, Psy- trance party are THE best festivals in the world! They blow my mind! Have you been?
Don’t you love the mysterious and exciting treasure hunt that arises, on your way to a Psychedelic Trance festival? No matter in which country in the world you’re in, if you’re on your way to a Psy- Trance festival, upon reaching the festival location, you feel like you’ve reached the secret hobbit village, in the middle of the forest. They always find the most remote and extra- ordinary, off the beaten track locations. I have to say that for Totally Resurrected II, in my opinion, they have once again wowed me upon arrival. Continue reading
Gili Islands Lombok Indonesia
After being on the road for almost 4 years, I finally decided to give myself a break from dragging all these Big Bags around! I’ve decided to spend a whole year on Gili Air. A tiny magical island where there are no motorized vehicles and no police! The only way to get around is by horse cart, bicycle and off course, by foot.
For my friend Byll, Gili Air is his safe haven! He can’t crash his motorcycle coming home from a party, plus there are no cops! The Head of the Island rules and he doesn’t mind party animals! Byll is never leaving this island! Indeed, for some, THIS is Monaco! Bless him! Continue reading
Posted in Asia, Bali, Island Life, Lombok
Tagged Bali, Dry season, Gili Air, gili islands, indonesia, Island, Lombok, rainy season, Wet season
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that many views.
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black-tipped reef shark (Photo credit: greyloch)
This morning, me and my dive buddy, Sky, dropped down on Halik Deep. Located just North of Gili Trawangan in Lombok, Indonesia.
Halik Deep is one of my favorite dive sites around the Gili Islands. When the upwelling currents are shooting up from the deep, I have often been blessed with the presence of Black Tip reef sharks swaying their way along the reef. Continue reading
Posted in Asia, Indian Ocean, Lombok, Marine Life, Scuba Diving
Tagged Buddy diving, gili islands, Gili Trawangan, Halik, indonesia, Lombok, Moon, nature, outdoors, Recreational diving, science
Nathalie and Julie
I am on the road again! Just by writing these words, I can feel my body filling up with Excitement, Heat and Freedom. I asked my Travel -buddy, Nathalie, my former University buddy:
“Nathalie, Do we have the guts to drive around Bali, on a motorbike, on the left side of the road?”
Her response was: “Julie, we dare Everything!”
Which created in me, an explOsion of excitement!
Vicissitudes by Jason de Caires
Coral reefs are often called: “rainforests of the sea”, because they are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Occupying less than 0.1% of the ocean surface, which equals to half the size of France. They provide a home for 25% of all marine species. The problem is, due to pollution, agricultural and urban runoffs, over-fishing, blast fishing, deseases, digging of canals, access into islands and bays, … the coral reefs are dying! Continue reading
Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius