Josh

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Digital obsessive, blogaholic, bedroom DJ and self-confessed MacBook hipster. If I am not attached to my computer, I will probably be cycling up a mountain, hiking up a mountain, snowboarding down a mountain, butchering some yoga moves or devouring an enormous bowl of Carrefour Muesli. Based in Granada, Spain, where I run expat blog spainforpleasure.com.
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New Year’s Eve in Cuba: What to Expect

If you’re going to be in Cuba on December 31st this year then you’re in for a treat. There isn’t a better time of year to experience Cuban culture and glean a sense of its people. But what should you expect? Will it be drastically different to how you normally celebrate NYE? Well, if you’re used to […]

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Christmas in Cuba: What to Expect

This time last year I was preparing for a very untraditional Christmas break. When I booked my flight to Cuba in July I had – naively, I’ll admit – presumed that as a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Christmas would be something quite special. How wrong I was. It seems obvious now. In fact it seemed obvious […]

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When the Bed Bugs Bite!

Imagine this: Being absolutely mauled by mosquitos from head to toe, smothering yourself in insect repellent only to repel women not mosquitos, cooling off in the sea, getting stung by a jellyfish, then being attacked by fucking bed bugs. No joke. This was how my month in Cuba ended and another in Mexico started. I felt […]

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Dealing with Travel Anxiety

For months you’ve looked forward to this moment. Every time you’ve got up at 7am to go to work and thought “fuck this”, your mind has instantly drifted to the epic journey that awaits you. You’ve scraped, scrimped and saved as much as possible and meticulously planned your itinerary. Everything is in place. There’s nothing left to do. […]

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12 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Travelling to Cuba

Preparing for a trip to Cuba is sort of like preparing for a trip to another planet. Relatively speaking, there is a distinct lack of up-to-date information online and pre-booking anything seems ridiculously complicated. But this is Cuba we’re talking about; a country that hasn’t played by the rules for decades. Wifi has only just […]

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Havana: The Most Photogenic City on Earth?

When was the last time you walked out into the street and felt compelled to take a picture of absolutely every single thing in sight? If you’re a travel photographer and wake up somewhere beautiful and exotic most mornings then perhaps it was as recently as yesterday. Or maybe you’re obsessed with Instagramming every waking […]

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