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I was a luxury chain hotel addict who always wanted the comfort of my Hyatts, Hiltons and Marriotts (a definite side effect of being a serial business traveller in my past corporate life). Cuba changed all that. I had the option to book luxury hotels including the famous Hotel Nacional and Parque Central in Havana,(…)
People have been asking me more and more lately if I’m not afraid to travel, that “the world has become so dangerous”, “what if your plane crashes or disappears?”, “what about terrorists?” And the list goes on. It’s sad that in recent weeks there have been terrorist attacks in two of my favourite cities. I(…)
Cuba is a curious and exotic destination for many. Trinidad de Cuba, a six hour drive from the capital Havana in Cuba, is a walking museum in itself. It has maintained its historic core and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Irisenidy Rosa Suarez Albalat, manager of the casa particular Hostal El(…)
I have a little known passport from little known Trinidad & Tobago (T&T). I have survived years of travel with it, but that does not mean it has always been smooth travel. Bhutan Immigration Officer: “This is the first time I’m seeing this passport. (looks up at me) So that’s what your people look like?”(…)
Is it just me or 2014 went by in a flash? I really thought so until I started counting all the places I’ve visited this year. While I’m no fan of checking off a bucketlist of countries visited, thinking back on this year I’ve added seven new countries to my list and had the opportunity(…)
I sometimes never know where is home when people ask me so I resort to answering “wherever I am.” But for the last three years I have been coming back to Trinidad for Christmas, the only time of year it really truly feels like home for me. There’s a reason I look forward to it(…)
Yes we’ve all most likely been there – high, tipsy, drunk – one or the other. I admit I’m not a heavy drinker. But I can hold my wine. Ok 97% of the time according to experience. We all go overboard sometimes when on holiday tasting local alcohol but when you have the opportunity to(…)