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 …

Great Tips for Doing Nothing

“The sightseeing tourist will visit all the attractions but the explorer will discover their own”  At the risk of appearing the laziest traveller on the planet I’m going to confess my fondness for doing nothing. In reality it’s doing nothing in particular, in other words exploring a destination without a particular plan. This suits my philosophy of travelling, preferring to …

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 …

Thanksgiving; Reasons to be Thankful Part 2 – Photo Essay

In the United Kingdom the Thanksgiving holiday is barely recognised. There are harvest festivals but these are regional and only celebrated locally without much fanfare. It is a one of the biggest celebrations across the pond. A family event providing a reason to get together with family and friends, to enjoy a meal in the company of the people that …