March 2016

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cuba, trinidad, cuban car

What Do Cubans Think of Cuba?

There is a disbelieving – if a little uncomfortable – silence in the room. Maria, a 75-year old and life-long resident of Playa Giron, whose home we have been welcomed into for the night, has just finished describing in humbling detail her account of the day the US army invaded Cuba’s famed ‘Bay of Pigs’ […]

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Tips on Tikal and Flores, Guatemala

It’s easy enough to breeze through Flores, Guatemala’s laid-back island in the Peten province; it seems most travelers on the Guatemala circuit generally conclude that, other than the ‘must-see’ Mayan ruins of Tikal, there isn’t much else to do. But stay a few nights, and you’ll quickly realise that it’s more than a mere gateway to Guatemala’s […]

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belize snorkeling, caye caulker, raggamuffin tours

Snorkelling in Caye Caulker with Ragamuffin tours

The keys of Belize are sanctuaries for backpackers. San Pedro and Caye Caulker welcome throngs of them every week, all eager to party Caribe-style and enjoy some world-class snorkelling along Belize’s barrier reef – the second longest in the world. When you arrive in Caye Caulker, you immediately pick up the Caribbean/party island vibe as you wander along […]

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