Caribbean

Casa Living in Cuba – My Favourites!

Casa Living in Cuba – My Favourites!

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,(…)

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Ask a Local: Feature – Trinidad de Cuba

Ask a Local: Feature – Trinidad de Cuba

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(…)

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Beaches and Bajan Food!

Beaches and Bajan Food!

There is a multitude of reasons to love Barbados. The history, the charming people, the tropical weather, the laidback lifestyle, the Caribbean island vibe, Cropover Carnival and even the hot sauce but what struck me the most? Why the beaches and food off course! That’s all I need to say. That’s all I want to say.(…)

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Ask a Local – Feature #9 Barbados

Ask a Local – Feature #9 Barbados

Nicola and her family relocated from England two years ago with the intention of giving their children a different experience. They set up their dream café called Bliss Café in the happening St Lawrence Gap area in Barbados. It’s very much a family business, with their twin teenage girls even assisting in the kitchen. It(…)

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How Cuba inspired me to write

How Cuba inspired me to write

When I first told people I was going to Cuba for a whole month I got mixed reactions: From my friends who knew my hot foot well “Oh wow, awesome, take lots of pics!” From my American friends “So jealous, wish we could travel there freely!” From some others “Are you mad? It’s unsafe! What(…)

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Revisiting some of Trinidad’s Unspoiled Beaches…

When it comes to beaches in the Caribbean, no one thinks of Trinidad & Tobago as being top choice for a beach holiday destination. Between the two islands, Tobago is unarguably more famous for its beaches. But even if we let Tobago take credit for the more beautiful beaches of the two isles, Trinidad has some(…)

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