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Slideguide Aruba

Guide to Aruba General: Capital city: Oranjestad is both capital and main port. Other principle cities: Sint Nicolaas, Noord, Palm Beach, Santa Cruz and Paradera. Main airport/s: Reina Beatrix International Airport. Principle airline: Aruba Airlines is the national carrier, flying to Miami, Maracaibo and Valencia daily. A number of other airlines service the island from Europe and the United States. …

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Postcards from Aruba; One Happy Island

Aruba, is the self-proclaimed happy island of the Caribbean, but with a southern coastline of beautiful sandy beaches and stunningly clear waters, it’s difficult to argue with the moniker. Beaches and the sea are extremely important to locals, and of course are one of the main attractions for the many tourists, adding to their relevance. Since the decline of a …

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Cuban Storm in the Coffee Pots

There had been warnings, dark, angry clouds had gathered overhead for hours and the rumble of distant thunder had gradually stalked us for sometime. It had crept up on my companion and I, and now it was threatening to ambush us. We were exploring Trinidad on the Caribbean island of Cuba, dawdling our way down rough, cobbled streets, browsing art …

Postcard from Cuba; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Choosing one photograph to represent a destination especially one that provided dozens of great photo opportunities is a challenge. Regular readers are already aware of my affinity for Cuba; a fascinating culture, a character on every street corner, new, interesting scenes encountered with each step, bustling cities in a beautiful and diverse country. The trip last year has resulted in …

Postcard from Cuba, Trinidad, Portrait in Concentration

On a weekend when many will be shocked and probably in reflective mood due to the tragedy in the United States a more restrained image from seems appropriate. This fisherman in Cuba, Trinidad is a portrait in concentration and reflective thought. He is handlining and his catch is probably more important to him than most anglers. His main motivation is …

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 …

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 …