I’m currently enjoying my vacation in Gois Valley, Portugal, and probably cooling off in my tankini in the river next to our stone cottage as you read this. It’s a good thing I can create these memories now because I do not have such pleasant childhood swimsuit memories due to having a bad rash as a kid. Even now l don’t feel that comfortable in any swimwear–although there is photographic evidence of me in a string bikini in my past, oh my… 😀 As a small kid I used to just swim in my birthday suit all day long at the privacy of our lakeside summerhouse in northern Finland. These days when I wear swimwear in public, I always wear a tankini.
This Free by Gottex Athens tankini is my absolute favorite and is the one I’m wearing here in Portugal, too. These photos are from a beach holiday on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.
Unfortunately I don’t tan, I just burn . . . so pareos are a summer essential for me! This is my favorite beach accessory.
I’m not taking a beach holiday this summer, but I’m sure I will relax riding horses on my eco holiday–and I should be able to have a beach day by the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday! I hope the summer is treating everyone well.