Scenes Through Bus Windows II: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Salta, Argentina

It was a good thing I had done a trial walk to the bus station from my hostel - the bus station was not in fact the dusty parking lot the bus had dropped us in arriving in San Pedro de Atacama. Noooo it was much much further away. Always a good thing to realise … Continue reading Scenes Through Bus Windows II: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Salta, Argentina

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 … Continue reading Travel Tips for Visiting Havana

Transport in Cuba

One of the first things to come to mind when you hear the word Cuba are old american cars (máquinas), used predominantly as taxis. They are such an iconic image, and can be found all over the island, gently nursed by their third generation owners. The drivers will insist on opening and shutting the doors … Continue reading Transport in Cuba

Oaxaca Transport: Colectivos

A colectivo is, as the name suggests, a shared form of transport. It looks very like a taxi, except it lacks a sign on the roof, and has a destination written in pen on the windscreen instead. It is a normal 4 door sedan however it actually carries 6 people: 3 seated across the back … Continue reading Oaxaca Transport: Colectivos

How to transport a bicycle overseas

I know, I know, you can thank me later 1. Google how to pack bike for aeroplane travel 2. Obtain a bike box – where and how to be determined 3. Try to understand the origami positions bike needs to be broken down into to fit box by studying other people’s blog posts, triathlon sites … Continue reading How to transport a bicycle overseas