Sri Lanka – 24 /31 March 2017
No WIFI in the rooms!
No, it’s not hell, just a detox retreat
The bright side?
Daily sunrise walk on a turtle nesting beach followed by Pilates, post breakfast massage treatments, post lunch “relax time “, and predinner yoga.
After surviving three days of splitting headaches and a state of constant lethargy I discovered I can live without my morning dose of caffeine and WhatsApp!
All in all I got a taste of hell and heaven, a heaven minus Adam.
When we the picture with the waves turned out to be a picture with the rising tide.
Colombo, Sri Lanka – 31 March 2017
Rincon de la Vieja -1,916m. It has 9 craters and a large number of fumaroles and hot springs on its slopes. The name means “The Old Woman’s Corner”, a reference to a local legend about a girl whose lover was thrown into the crater by her father. She became a recluse living on the mountain, and was credited with powers of healing
Costa Rica – 18 March 2018, ***
Arenal -1,670m. This conic volcano has a crater 140 m in diameter. We made it in time for the sunset
Costa Rica – 15 March 2018
*** Kilauea –1,247m.We were lucky it was active. The hotel concierge advised us to take our chances and head there instead of calling the monitoring center to inquire about the volcano’s activity because that may be misleading as by the time we reach there the eruption might be over. Later on, we followed some other tourists’ recommendation and biked, then hiked in a pitch-black night to observe the incandescent lava flowing into the ocean Hawaï, Big Island – 24 April 2017
*** Haleakala crater- 3045m. This massive shield volcano forms more than 75% of the island. Another volcano forms the western 25%. , Maui, Hawaï – 20 April 2017
*** Lake Atitlan’s famous trio San Pedro’s-3,020m-, Atitlan-3,535m-, & Toliman -3,158m. Guatemala – 31 October 2015
*** Agua – 3,760m. This almost perfect cone is covered with a thick vegetation like many other volcanoes in Guatemala. On the right side, the volcano Fuego (3,763) is constantly spewing small ash clouds- last major eruption was in 1974 . Antigua, Guatemala – 29 October 2015
*** Mount Fuji – 3,776m. This iconic conic snow-topped volcano is the highest mountain in Japan, and a World Heritage site since 2013. Majestic, despite the works beneath Honshu, Japan – 28 March 2015
*** 2010, Indonesia, Bali , Mount Batur – 1,717m- is an active Volcano. We left the hotel at 3:00 am; after around a 2 hours hike we reached the caldera and along with another friend, I resumed the last leg up to the peak- another half hour. From our promontory we watched silently the sunrise bringing life to the still life around us.
*** Mount Eden-196m . This dormant volcanic cone overlooks Auckland and offers one of the best views of the city Auckland, New Zealand – 8 April 2008,
*** Mount Teide – 3,718m. According to hubby, the honeymoon turned out to be more like a boot camp…day tours and night shows: barely few hours’ sleep Tenerife, Canary Islands – 16 July 1985