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 than my backpack held for ransom in Athens). I also think that after this amount of time my instincts are pretty good (touch wood). However I do have a list of questions I never want to be asked again… Read more
Posts from the ‘Cuba’ Category
For me, Cuba is one of those countries that are endlessly fascinating. History that is still occurring on a daily basis; the resilience and friendliness of Cubans, the natural beauty of the island and of course, the all-pervasive music and dance.
Having been to Cuba twice now for a total of 6 weeks, here are some (hem, hard-earned) tips for your trip. Read more
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 and time has marched on forward. Read more
I will bet you have seen this portrait image of Che somewhere before. Entitled Guerrillero Heroico (Heroic Guerrilla Fighter), this now iconic photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was taken by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda in 1960. The Maryland Institute of Art called it “the most famous photograph in the world and a symbol of the 20th century”. It has been variously reprinted, painted, digitized, embroidered, woven, tattooed, silk-screened, sculpted and drawn on nearly every imaginable surface in countless countries around the world. Read more