turks and caicos beaches // turtle tail

almost a year ago, when james’ cousin peter came over to visit, we found this perfect place to go for a quick dive. the access isn’t easy, and we just found it by chance, in the middle of nowhere.

since then we haven’t been able to go back, because whenever we tried, the sea was very rough and impossible to get in the water with all the rocks. so when my mum and sister came over we gave it another try.

it was so quiet and calm and the water perfect, there we loads of little fish swimming around us – and so peaceful.

it’s not the perfect place to go snorkeling, as there isn’t much to see, but it’s the perfect place to stay in the water and chat all afternoon!

i’m all into white sandy beaches, but there is something about this rocky one that i love – it reminds me of the mediterranean and it’s nice for a change.

more pics on facebook

lisboa

i know, i know… i’ve been blogging very little lately – been busy running around lisbon visiting friends and family and running boring errands. i had an awesome long weekend with my family in london and now i’m enjoying my city as much as i can before going back to turks and caicos.

the weather is amazing, it feels like spring and lisbon has this beautiful light – it’s one of my favourite things about it, it’s light, the tagus river, the cool trams, the calçadas (portuguese sidewalks), the best seafood in the world, and so much more. it’s a small city, so rich in culture, with lot’s much to do, so close to the beach and i love it!

this is one of lisbon’s lifts, kind of a tram, but it goes up and down the hill – it’s the coolest public transportation method i know! did you know lisbon is also know as the city of the seven hills? so these are kinda handy.

image via four seasons ritz lisbon

surprise

guess what friends, i’m in lisbon for a short vacation – i am staying for a while, and heading to london and new york before going back to turks and caicos.

i love surprises and one of my favourites is arriving when no one is expecting me. so i got to that that with my sister, who picked me up at the airport thinking she was picking up a friend, then my dad and mum when they woke up at home, my grandmother when i knocked at her door, and one of my super sweet friends at work. it was hard to keep it a secret from everyone but so worth seeing everyone’s reaction when they expect me to be on the other side of the ocean.

i’ve been having so much fun surprising everyone!

i leave you with this short video on lisbon, it makes me smile and happy to be here, as always.