paradise on Earth
May 11, 2014
I found my paradise on Earth…
Obviously, it’s on the beach. In the southernmost point of Europe. It’s a small old town, with whitewashed houses and red and yellow flowers, water and sky of the same saturated blue, white-yellowish sands. The main streets from the core of this little town breath life at night and misteries at day. The wind hits this place all time round and there’s a saying around here that the people living there are mad due to the permanent and powerful wind. But there’s something I find incredibly fascinating about this place.
The rocky coasts with great hills for taking a walk or trekking and making pitstops here and there on small petches of sand that get flooded at high water and then rediscovered. And the incredible view of the african continent, the Moroccan coastline that seems to be so close that you can just take a short swim and reach it. Fascinating, I’m telling you. You really need a stone heart not to feel at least a little happiness when watching this amazing sceneries.
And then there’s the kitesurf, the thing that brought me in the first place in Tarifa. Went there for a 2-day course to learn kitesurfing – just for the fun of it. And I fell in love, so went back the other day to continue the course. But I wish it didn’t end that fast.. or that I had money to stay for a longer time and practice.. Just when I was finally getting the hang of getting up on the board from the water and riding it a little bit before falling back in the water, the time ran out.
I want to go back. I loved kitesurfing and I want to learn it for real. I loved the town. The views. And the bar where I had my breakfast and my coffee every morning. The overall atmosphere. And the beach, full of kites resting, kites flying, newbies and pros, young and old. All ages meet here connected by the same passion. How could anyone not, at least, like this place?!
Take me back to Tarifa! ♥
P.S. Sorry for the crappy quality of the photos, they were taken with my phone. This time I decided to leave my camera at home and just enjoy my time there. 🙂