We all get sad and blue from time to time, or is it just me? I sometimes fall into this deep state of melancholy and most of the times it’s even for no reason at all, but what can I do? I can’t control it, but I can surely fight it!
And how do you do that? How do you fight the blues?
Somehow, looking at pictures of the blue destinations I’ve once visited always helps me. Reminiscing about the yellow sandy beaches kissed by crisp blue waves, stony cliffs looking minacious over the water and tall tropical trees swaying on the wind’s sweet songs, always make me smile. And how couldn’t they?
So for when you feel sad and blue, here are my favorite places and pictures that help me out.
Zanzibar – Pemba Island
When I’m looking at the pictures taken in this place I sometimes need to remind myself this place is indeed real, not a fruit of my imagination. No need for Photoshop, Sapseed or any other tool, the natural beauty of the place works on its own.
Check out also the Top 10 things to do in Zanzibar
Blue Lagoon on Comino Island – Malta
We took a ferry trip from Malta to Comino Island and were promised a breathtaking view, a slice of Paradise. But you cannot have Paradise for free right? The moment we stepped outside of the boat and started bathing, a thick black cloud turned day into night and hail hit us. Luckily, Summer rain does not last long and we had several hours to swim from one strip of land to the other and enjoy the place where Brat Pitt has filmed Troy.
Check out also the 8 things to do in Malta
Cayo Santa Maria – Cuba
I could just close my eyes and be thousands of miles away on this deserted sandy beach in the Carribean, with no phone or internet access, laying under the hungry sun with a book in one hand and a Cuba Libre in the other. Here is where I’ve experience remoteness for the longest period since the digital era and I’ve learned that I won’t die without connection to the world. We think we are connected but in fact, we are so disconnected from the real outside world, thus I encourage you to try getting away every now and then.
Check out also My Top 10 Things to experience in Cuba
Phu Quoc Island – Vietnam
Getting to this unbelievable beach was an adventure for sure, but only because we made the wrong choices when it comes to timing and estimating distances – you can read the full experience on Ioana’s page. When we got there the next day we were in awe and could not help but return over and over again, even if the initial plan was to try out many more beaches on the island. If you’ll get here, you will understand.
Cape Greco – Cyprus
“I feel on top of the World!” – no, I’m not talking about Titanic, this was my feeling when I got on the top of Cape Greco, after wandering around in the National Park at 42 degrees without a bottle of water or something to cover my head. All the inconveniences just drifted away and all I could think about was the immense blueness laying in front of my eyes. Of course, this is not the only dreamy place in Cyprus, much more could compete for the first place, but I will leave you to discover them.
Check out also My first time visitor’s guide to Cyprus
Sicily – Italy
After a road trip on the hectic streets of Catania in Sicily, getting lost several times, accompanied by 3 people I had just met the day before, but who were a great company, reaching Syracuse was a mouth of fresh air. Even though it was February, even though I was in a deep depression, getting off of the car on the steep sea wall, having the cool wind in my hair was all I needed. I felt a wonderful lightness in my body, a ridiculous happiness, it seemed to come from nowhere.
Amalfi Coast – Italy
Oh, the Land of Gods! You get here and you can’t help but fall hopelessly in love with everything: the narrow road that drives you from Sorrento to Positano and then Amalfi offering you a fairy tale like view on the right side, the boats looking like dots on an endless blue board, the many lemon trees with their bright yellow and green colors, the old white buildings with colorful roofs nestled on the steep hill facing the sea. In my opinion, Amalfi is the best you could get and wish for, and I’m not exaggerating at all, just look at the picture.
Check out also The land of Gods – Amalfi Coast
Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast
This hits really close to home and maybe you are wondering why I am not recommending the Romanian Black Sea shore and I might be asking myself the same question, but the truth is I still haven’t found any place as lovely as these ones closer to home. Some might say you don’t have much to do here but that is exactly the point, it is the perfect place to sit back and relax, without any worry in the world.
So here it is, my list of the seaside hanting sea side places in the world. I am sure there are many more yet to be discovered and why don’t you give me a hand and suggest new destinations to add to my list?