2013

Toilet Times Bathrooms round the world2

  Toilet Times – interesting bathrooms around the world Blog #2 This is a continuation of Toilet Times Blog #1 I am going to add to this blog as I find interesting toilets and signs. Nicaragua – at top of a volcano El Salvador – Toilet use sign – I think they got the $$ […]

Trinidad Cuba – a stunning colonial town

Trinidad Cuba – a stunning colonial town We have just had the most memorable time in Cuba. Due to virtually no wi-fi, we were unable to load blogs, but this gave me a good break.  A time to just get out and enjoy each day, without checking Facebook, emails, and blogging. We reached Trinidad rather […]

Vinales Cuba to Havana by taxi then onto Trinidad

Vinales Cuba to Havana by taxi then onto Trinidad Leaving Viñales on 30th December by shared taxi (30 CUC for both of us), we journeyed back to Havana to collect our main luggage, which we had left in storage at the Casa Particular my sister had stayed at. To our surprise and delight, the taxi […]

Vinales Cuba. Washed out at a Tobacco Farm

Vinales Cuba. Washed out at a Tobacco Farm Being in Cuba at peak period has its good and not so good points. The good – it is a time where you get to meet many fellow travellers, and there is definitely a buzz about the place.  The cities and towns are alive. The not so […]

Havana, Cuba – stepping back in time. PART 2

Havana, Cuba – stepping back in time. PART 2  Sisters re-united !! This is Part 2 of a 2 part blog on our first days in Havana, Cuba. This morning we waited nearly an hour in a lineup to change some of our CUC’s to local Cuban money. Returning to our apartment, I was shocked […]

Havana Cuba – stepping back in time. PART 1

Havana Cuba – stepping back in time. PART 1 Arriving in Havana is like stepping back in time.  It starts before you arrive.  Our Cubana Air flight was 7 hours delayed from Mexico, and we were given a $10 voucher for food.  Seeing the cheapest item is about $12, this is a bit of a […]

A Traditional New Years Eve at a Finca. Trinidad Cuba

A Traditional New Years Eve at a Finca. Trinidad Cuba New Year’s Eve day started out with a trip around Trinidad, trying to buy bottles of wine to take to the Finca (country property) we had been invited to for New Year’s Eve.  As the shops closed at 12 noon, and town seemed to go […]

Playa Del Carmen Mexico – a very pretty touristy town

Playa Del Carmen Mexico – a very pretty touristy town We have just spent 4 glorious days in Playa del Carmen in Mexico. We stayed at Playa Caribe B&B (see separate blog) and it was located right along side of a lovely golf course. So we would walk into town, via the golf course each […]

Christmas in Cuba for an Australian Mum and her son

Christmas in Cuba for an Australian Mum and her son Christmas is not celebrated in Cuba. Being communist, it was banned, but a few years ago the Pope visited, and begged the government to allow the people to remember the birth of Christ.  For the few who do, this is celebrated on Christmas Eve, with […]

Sea Adventure Resort & Waterpark Cancun Mexico

We have love, love, loved our stay in Sea Adventure Resort. We arrived early and were able to enjoy a lovely Junior Suite right at the ocean front. So each morning I could have my quiet time of reflection and thanks as I sat out enjoying my morning coffee (coffee maker and coffee is supplied […]

Isla Mujeres Mexico on a rainy day is still fun

Isla Mujeres Mexico on a rainy day is still fun Yesterday started out with blue skies. We had planned with a few friends we had met to visit Isla Mujeres (which means Island of Women), just off the Mexican coast. We had a bit of a late start trying to co-ordinate everyone, but we ended […]

Playa del Carmen Mexico – Playa Caribe B&B

Playa del Carmen Mexico – Playa Caribe B&B Accommodation Name: Playa Caribe B&B  Location:  Ideally located a short walk to central Playa del Carmen through lovely tree-lined streets. Paseo Xaman Ha, AK1, Mz-17 Lote-14 Playacar Fase II, 77717,Playa del Carmen Q. Roo, Mexico Telephone:  WhatsApp: +52 1 984 14 55 421   email: info@bbplayacaribe.com Web-site: www.bbplayacaribe.com Date stayed: December, 2013 for 3 […]

Tulum Mexico Mayan Riviera in the Caribbean

Tulum Mexico Mayan Riviera in the Caribbean Where do I start when talking about Tulum Beach? Firstly, if you go to Tulum, don’t go and stay in town. You will miss this gorgeous location. White sands and azure blue waters and skies. It is a place to relax and have fun. The kids had a […]

Review Yellow House Amarillo Casa, Antiqua Guatemala

Review Yellow House Amarillo Casa, Antiqua Guatemala Hostel or Hotel Name: The Yellow House Location:  1a. Calle Poniente No. 24, City center, Antigua Guatemala Telephone:  +502 7832 6646 email: yellowhouseantigua@hotmail.com Web-site: http://guatetravel.com/index.php/yellow-house-hostel.html Date stayed: 3 stays. October and November, 2013 Breakfast: A gourmet hot and cold breakfast is included Bar: No bar is available Kitchen: A small but […]