5 Questions I Never Want To Be Asked Again

Travelling solo has made for some interesting conversations, interactions and I have met some awesome people. The first thing I get asked by other travellers is whether I have had any issues travelling solo. To be honest I think what you put out is what you get back, and I haven't had any problems (other … Continue reading 5 Questions I Never Want To Be Asked Again

Leaving Oaxaca

So, its my last day here in Oaxaca. I love love love travel, but the downside of it is that there are always so many goodbyes. I have had a ball here for almost a year, met some fantastic people, done some amazing stuff, caught unusual transport, eaten some more unusual food and learned Spanish … Continue reading Leaving Oaxaca

Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

Angela, at 54 years old, now owns her first ever family photograph. It is displayed in pride of place in her home on the family altar, below her picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe. She plans to send copies to her sister who lives in Mexico City and her brother in the United States who … Continue reading Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

Gearing Up For Guelaguetza

Monday is the start of the 82nd Guelaguetza (Zapotec meaning “to share”) here in Oaxaca. This festival is probably the most popular in the jam-packed Oaxacan calendar of events and brings thousands of people from all over the state of Oaxaca to celebrate their traditional dances, clothing and foods. In communities such as Teotitlan del … Continue reading Gearing Up For Guelaguetza

Vedado, Habana

Imagine a suburb full of stately houses, large gardens, blooming gardenias, wrought iron fences and balconies from which to gaze at the ocean. People driving down wide avenues in fat-tired pastel-coloured convertibles, others are sipping mojitos pool-side under the shade of palm trees. Imagine now that same suburb has been placed under a glass dome … Continue reading Vedado, Habana