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Posts from the ‘Cuba’ Category

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 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

Travel Tips for Visiting Havana

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

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 and time has marched on forward. Read more

Che & Guerrillero Heroico

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

Cuban Billboards & Random Propaganda Signs

Unlike any other country in the world, billboards in Cuba do not actually try to sell you any products (probably because a. there are no products, and b. no one could afford them anyway). Instead billboards in Cuba consist of catchy slogans and generally a graphic of Che (occasionally Fidel) reminding people of their history, and providing rules and refrains to live by. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story| Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Design*Sponge

Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more

A Healthy Happier Bear

Striving for moderation while taking in all that Europe has to offer!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated