‘Go Slow!’, the motto of Caye Caulker couldn’t be more apt for this small Caribbean island off the coast of mainland Belize. Cars are absent here and golf carts, bicycles and walking are the main modes of transport. The only way to access this quaint village is to take a boat from the mainland andContinue reading “Caye Caulker, Belize”
Laguna de Bacalar (Lake of Seven Colours) was one of the most impressive freshwater lakes we have ever seen. The crystal clear waters looked nearly artificial and we were in dreamland when we arrived. However, when we were dropped at our accommodation, we were swiftly brought back to reality! Our small bamboo hut didn’t leaveContinue reading “Bacalar, Mexico”
Visualise the opening scene of James Bond’s Spectre film and you will get a taste for Dia de los Muertos or ‘Day of the Dead’ in Mexico. On first viewing, one would assume it is a Halloween based ceremony, however being in Merida and experiencing their version proved to us that this celebration is farContinue reading “Mérida, Mexico”
Oaxaca (pronounced; ‘Wah-haca’) is a city in southwestern Mexico famous for its cuisine, cultures, indigenous peoples and crafts and has been our favourite place on our journey so far. There was a special magic to be felt here and we both got a sense of authentic Mexico. The zocalo (or main square) is the mainContinue reading “Oaxaca, Mexico”
The overwhelming feeling flying into Mexico City from Cuba was one of shock, the sheer size of this place was mesmerizing. We later found out that the population of Greater Mexico city is over 21 million making it one of the biggest cities in the world.However, coming from Europe we recognised many similarities between MexicoContinue reading “Mexico City/Puebla, Mexico”
Cienfuegos Cienfuegos, a city named after José Cienfuegos, Captain General of Cuba from 1816-1819 is a city located on Cuba’s south coast. We stopped here en route to Trinidad to break up the long journey from Viñales. Cienfuegos is an industrial town but the historic centre boasts a number of notable buildings and monuments suchContinue reading “Cienfuegos, Cuba”
Approx 2 and a half hours drive in a colectivo taxi away from the hustle and bustle of Havana sits Viñales, a lush countryside town in the west of Cuba. Being from Ireland we are used to seeing green fields and agricultural land, however the beauty of this sleepy town rests in its lush valley,Continue reading “Viñales, Cuba”
People talk about visiting somewhere for the first time and how different and diverse it can feel for an onlooking tourist. However, I have travelled all over the world and can honestly say that Havana is the most authentic city I have set foot in. The vibrant colours, sounds of chatter, car horns, music andContinue reading “HAVANA, CUBA”
We could get used to island life, we were lucky to start our adventure in the Cayman Islands with Anna May’s brother Rob. White sands, cold beers and lots of sun!! Not a bad start to the adventure….
The adventure of a lifetime has started….