Cuban Photography by Andrew Moore, A Perfect Coffee Table Book

Cuban photography by Andrew Moore is a little different to your typical cuban tourist photographs of vintage cars, Varadero beaches and people smoking cigars. Moore’s cuban photography goes beneath the surface Moore captures scenes that the average tourist probably wouldn’t see unless they ventured away from the predictable tourist traps – this is what drew […]

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Kicking yourself? What are the most expensive mistakes you’ve ever made?

So what are the most expensive mistakes you’ve ever made? Some mistakes cost us physically – like stepping on an upturned plug or chewing raw chillies. Other mistakes may take an emotional toll, but today we’re talking about the mistakes that hit us hard in the purse and wallet, like a nuclear torpedo. The expensive […]

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Out and About in Mauritius #4

Next, a quick visit to one of the best sugar factories I’ve see on my travels so far,¬†(well actually it wasn’t quick, it¬† was a pretty long visit given the size of the factory and outside grounds) an interesting tour at the¬†L‚ÄôAventure du Sucre¬†(Sugar Adventure), in Pamplemousse Mauritius. You’ll learn some of the history behind […]

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Books on the Beach: Cycling from India to Europe for Love?

What a beautifully written story, a true story. The author of ‘The Amazing Story of the Man who Travelled to India for Love’ uses such rich and vivid description that I felt like ‘I was there’ with the characters right from the opening chapter, absorbing the sounds, their sights, tastes, thoughts and feelings throughout. The […]

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Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad Cuba

The Iberostar Grand¬†Hotel¬†Trinidad Cuba, has to be in one of the best locations in Trinidad, centrally located and surrounded by lively cobbled streets buzzing with locals and tourists alike. It’s an adults-only hotel and serves more as a city-stop type of accommodation, since there was no outdoor areas or pool – probably because you should […]

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Doing the Locomotive in San Juan de Los Remedios

San Juan de Los Remedios is one of the oldest colonial towns in Cuba. Just mind yourself when you’re crossing the wonderfully busy roads….. The sugar mills are interesting, but the sight of those locomotive trains was show stopping; they’re just huge, mighty and seeped in history – beautiful! The roar of the steam and […]

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Books on the Beach: An Accidental Tourist, A Caribbean Misadventure

I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘An Accidental Tourist’ by Jason Smart, it was like really good reality TV on paper. Jason records his travel escapades, highs and lows, and points of interest in this easy to read book. The book brought back memories of some of my own caribbean travels, making for some interesting comparisons. Jason’s […]

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Yellow Bird Hotel: Barbados

Budget friendly, highly praised and value for money I’m a stickler for reviews, Trip Adviser etc…and was really impressed with the overwhelming positive feedback on the Yellow Bird Hotel Barbados. Furthermore, it’s very reasonably priced in comparison to the¬†big east/west coast, all-inclusive resorts. If you’re on a tight budget, or want to claw back more […]

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Barbados: St Lawrence Gap is Where it’s at?

Anyone who knows anything about Barbados will be familiar with all the hype surrounding St Lawrence Gap. Party scene Clubs Bars Restaurants Nightlife Street vendors All things touristy Down to earth Affordable hotels Lively vibe Dover beach Close to Oistins and Bridgetown It just¬†wouldn’t be¬†right not to spend at least a few nights in the […]

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Let Me Entertain You! Verandah Resort Antigua

Well you go to some hotels and get¬†virtually no entertainment in the evening, but¬†not at the Verandah! I was super impressed with the amount of effort the resort staff put into organising a fashion and talent show during my stay – they didn’t just organise the entertainment, they ‘were’ the entertainment. Hats off to the […]

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More Rudeness in Grenada: Deyna’s Tasty Foods Disgusting Customer Service

Deyna’s Tasty Foods Disgusting Customer Service followed on from an appalling Grenada airport welcome. We decided to eat like the locals and pop into a restaurant/cafe in the hustle and bustle of St George. Sample some local cuisine I thought, give some custom to local businesses (who you’d think would appreciate it more than your bigger more […]

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Grenada: Coyaba Beach Resort Hotel, Grand Anse

A quiet hotel on Grand Anse beach. The staff are generally friendly and polite (with the exception of one housekeeping lady who beat on my hotel room door ¬†one¬†evening, with¬†such force and persistence I thought maybe the hotel was burning down or the police had some urgent matter to discuss with me) – but oh […]

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