Icon of Cuba – The Che Guevara Memorial

One of the most iconic images of the last decade is a simple Alberto Korda monochromatic portrait reproduced on t-shirts from London to Sydney and everywhere in between. Trendy teenagers throughout the world have poster sized versions adorning their walls. Most probably without any idea who he is, some may not even recognise the name; Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. The truth …

Great Mayan Reef – Snorkelling, An Underwater Adventure

These images do ably demonstrate however that with a point and click underwater capable camera, even within the limitations of snorkelling, it’s possible to discover a little of life on a coral reef. An opportunity to spend and hour exploring the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef on the planet provided a few Cousteau moments. It stretches over …

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Cuba in Black and White; A Portrait

Anybody that visits this site regularly will be aware of two of my greatest passions; portraiture and colour. Therefore a whole post from Cuba a favourite destination in black and white may come as a shock. It is vital that we expand our horizons, attempting things outside our comfort zone. Therefore this post appearing in black and white, a medium …

Riviera Maya, Mexico; Discovering the Art of Relaxation

A merry band of European and American bloggers recently visited the Viceroy resort, Playa Del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We were treated to a number of lessons and experiences during our stay. Mayan spa treatments, tequila and ceviche tasting as well as cocktail mixology and visits to Tulum and Cobá were just a few of the highlights on this special …

Postcards from Tulum; Mayan ‘City of the Dawn’

Riviera Maya is not only about beautiful beaches with powder white sand, azure oceans and pristine coral reefs. There is more on offer than even the chic Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) lined with fashionable shops and stylish restaurants. Hidden in the rainforest and snuggled between the Cenotes are amazing Mayan archeological sites; Cobá or Tulum. Tulum is the ancient cliffside …

Graduating to tequila and mixology in Mexico

Responsible drinking probably means many things to many people though once upon a time just getting home was considered responsible for me. I have mellowed since, now enjoying a few drinks in the company of good friends qualifies. Fortunately the Viceroy resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico provided plenty of opportunities for both. Aside from the various times the group met …

Cobá, Ancient Mayan City of Sacrifice

Surprising revelation of the day; a ball game which results in a beheading. This was the unfortunate fate which awaited some competitors in an ancient sport played at the Mayan site in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The archeological site sited around two lagoons is reached in less than a one hour drive from Riviera Maya. Taking a bike tour around the ancient …