Elina Pedersen

Hi there! My name is Elina and I am the founder of Activity Fan. After a long and boring C-level career in finance I've decided - I want to help people find moments worth living for! Joined by like-minded people Activity Fan was born. I am a true believer one should do something amazing each day. I blog about my adventures and useful travel information. Ping me if you want to join us!

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5 lessons I learned from Maasai in Tanzania

Sunday, August 21, 2016 Life and Culture by Elina Pedersen

It was a hot summer day when we arrived at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our travel itinerary was straightforward: one day to rest from the trip, three days safari, a seven-day hike to the top of Kilimanjaro and three days in Zanzibar for diving and relaxation. We did come to Tanzania primarily to climb the highest point in Africa, and we didn’t expect the rest to be as exciting.

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Swimming with whale sharks

Sunday, August 14, 2016 Diving and snorkeling by Elina Pedersen

Swimming with whale sharks is the ultimate once in a lifetime experience. Many people travel thousands of miles to see whale sharks and swim with the gentle giants. Despite being a very popular tourist activity, not much is known about this species’ life and history. There are some things you must learn before you jump in the water to meet the mysterious giants.

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Maya ruins and Mayan Temples – Chichen Itza, Coba, Tulum

Saturday, July 30, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Elina Pedersen

One of the first thoughts that come to mind immediately when you think about Mexico is the amusing culture of Mayans, Aztecs and other Mesoamerican civilisations that flourished between 250 and 900 AD, starting to develop as early as 1800 BC.

Maya ruins and temples fascinate many of us since childhood: vivid images of strolling through the entangled jungle surrounded by iguanas, anacondas and deadly jaguars expecting a sudden attack at any moment.

Imagine finding an abandoned ancient town covered in creepers, cutting your way through the overgrowth of the jungle.

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Best routes for canoeing and kayaking in the UK

Thursday, July 21, 2016 Canoeing and Kayaking by Elina Pedersen

British waters are ideal for both kayaks and canoes. The variety of choice will impress even the most experienced paddlers. No matter if you are looking for lazy touring or white water descents, our inland waterways, rivers and lakes, the canals and the sea will keep you fascinated and allow you to paddle all year round.

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Haunted London: 11 places to visit and investigate

Saturday, July 02, 2016 Sightseeing and Landmarks by Elina Pedersen

There are people who believe in ghosts and people who don’t. Some of us are skeptical and some just need a little proof.

No matter if you are a believer or not, some of the haunted places on my list will make you shiver.

London being one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe keeps many dark secrets. From funny ghosts to fearsome ones – London has it all.

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