March 2016
  • Day7

    Finding Paradise on Key West

    March 15, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Our last port was on key west. I never saw a heavenly place like that. It's such a small Island you can walk over within a sunny day. Everywhere you gaze grow palms and orchids and more than once we met a cock on our path. Houses seem to be movie backdrop for "gone with the wind" - white verandas, national flags, magnificent buildings. You only have go ignore the buzzing fans and air conditioners you're able to hear even standing on the street in front of every home.
    We visited the home of Hemingway and saw his favorite bar. At marina we watched some guys set out to a diving trip. I really want to try this sometime later!
    The walk to local cemetery was a recommendation of AIDA cruises because there are really funny and comical comments written on the grave stones: "at least I know where he's sleeping tonight" or "I told you I was sick" only are a few examples. But we felt grilled when we reached that location. I really became abnormally sunburned.
    During midday heat we fled in a wonderful church where I found inner peace for half an hour while the organist tryed a new piece for the evening messe. The floor-length windows were wide opened and a light breeze cooled our sweaty faces. The music touched me in the bottom of my heart and so I left some teardrops at key west.
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  • Day5

    Swimming in Rio Secreto

    March 13, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    It's dark outside when we get up early in the morning. I feel the high humidity on my skin and everthing's lightly buzzing while walking in some kind of caravan from the ship to our ferry. On the mainland we keep on travelling by bus to yucatan where the sun burns from heaven. I'm getting a bit nervous don't knowing what's waiting for me in this mexican jungle. I'm glad having my man by my side holding my hands and looking forward to our exciting adventure!
    We dive in the protective darkness of mother earth where nothing lives apart from a bat and some spiders or cat fishes. It is only a little break in the ground and underneath in the depth there is a fascinating world of stone and water. Suddenly I hear my heartbeat in my chest and every breath seems to be a little storm in this silence. The rippling water's warm and despite the fear it is really cozy covered by this million years old cave ceiling. Afterwoods I feel like new born - everything's brighter and louder.
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  • Day4

    New Orleans

    March 12, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    It's absolutely amazing! Unfortunately it keeps raining all the time, but we enjoy this atmosphere of times gone by in the french quarter. Sitting at St. Louis with national flags all around and meeting some real americans on our path, blingbling wherever you gaze, because of the bright colorful necklaces for mardigras - we used to know this only from the movies. A colored guy greets my man who's holding our crazy expensive and pretty pink umbrella: "Nice umbrella, Bro!" (I could have screamed with laughter)Read more

  • Day1

    Orlando Universal Studios

    March 9, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Our trip today starts at Tampa. We travel by bus to Universals Islands of Adventures in Orlando, where We fulfill a dream of mine: We stay at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a few precious hours. At the feet of the Castle we drink Butterbeer between the tiny little houses of Hogsmeade with the soundtrack of the movies in our ears. We ride the Dragons at the first challenge of the trimagic tournament (I'm sure I'm getting ill), buy some sweets at Honeydukes, watch all this magic store windows and discover the secrets in the cold dark of Hogwarts' corridors. It feels like coming home. I burst into tears.Read more

  • Day0

    Miami

    March 8, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    It was an incredible experience to get trought the International Airport of Miami. I really really really was pleased when we reached the cruise terminal and checked-in. I felt like walking dead and just wanted to sleep. Next morning I saw the skyline of Miami first time and was totally flabbergasted. It all seemed so surreal just like jumped out of hollywood films! I never travelled to a town like that and wanted to discover everything. Unfortunately we only had time until 6 pm. Due to this we spent our day in the famous everglades! We took a boat and flew over the grass and water. The leader made us recognize some alligators and rare birds. Later I even hold an alligator baby - its skin feld warm and soft, but definitely resistant and even as small as it was I was remembered by its maul lock that I held a dangerous predator in my hands.Read more