Thai Papaya Mango Salad – Som Tam Papaya / Mango

Enjoy the taste of the tropics – the Thai “Som Tam” Salad made with green papaya and or green mango is FRESH, SWEET & SOUR, SPICY and CRUNCHY, it is fun to eat and good for your health on top!

It is ideal for sailors as you get the ingredients almost everywhere in the tropics, they are cheap and they keep well on board. And for all at home it is a great way to create a taste and feeling of the tropics!

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Sailing is Freedom, right?

I generally like to do what I feel like doing. Unfortunately, sailing and living on a sailboat is not always a matter of liberty and being able to choose your own way – even if it looks like it.

Already after nearly 2 weeks on our way through the Mediterranean I had to learn this bitterly. I expressed the wish ” I like to swim one more time before we get stuck in the harbour basin in Lefkas…”. Bad decision – we almost lost the boat (see here the blog from Greece in 2015). Since then, I’ve been thinking twice before taking decisions the weather god might disagree with…

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Madness continues and the swiss embassy – our friend and helping hand?

Never ending Lockdown in beautiful Telaga bay, Langkawi

Already for a total of 3 months we are sitting in the Bay of Telaga. A few times we have considered whether a change of scenery is worthwhile, and since 2 weeks we are officially allowed to move by ship in the Langkawi area. Since the alternatives are basically the muddy basin in Kuah, the “city anchorage” or a completely uninhabited island, we prefer to stay here nevertheless.

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