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With some time on our hands….

With some time on our hands….

While waiting for the transmission to get finished we found ourselves with some time on our hands. So we started researching places we could go. We looked specifically at places that we would not be able to ship or drive to. Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the elusive Cuba...
What the Hell Happened

What the Hell Happened

We drove from the Arctic Circle to Baja, Mexico (and then to Colorado) without writing a single word about it here. Actually, I’d recommend it. So there it is – we didn’t fall off the face of the Earth. We just had a bit of blog burnout (blurnout?)...
Shall we go to Belize?

Shall we go to Belize?

Belize it or not, we managed to avoid a pun in the title of our blog post about Belize. Of course, you’d Belize us now if we told you it was a legal requirement for all blog posts about Belize to contain at least three puns. Un-Beliezably we have already met that...
Reflections on Cuba

Reflections on Cuba

Our time in Cuba might not have been the amazing, spectacular, wonderful journey we had imagined. It didn’t all go to plan—memorable for all the wrong reasons. However, we can’t leave our tale of Cuba on a negative note though. Glad as we were to return to...
Headed for the April Sun in Cuba

Headed for the April Sun in Cuba

The sun was low in the sky as we roared away from the airport in a taxi. Soon we were darting through traffic in the streets of Havana. Decrepit vehicles from a bygone era belched toxic fumes through the open windows. The roar of ancient motorcycle engines filled our...
IMAGES FROM A CUBAN ROAD TRIP

IMAGES FROM A CUBAN ROAD TRIP

If a country is to be judged by the vehicles its citizens drive then Cuba is truly a complex society. 1950s Chevys, Fords, Buicks and Pontiacs cram the boulevards of Havana. Along the Malecon cruise Soviet-era jeeps, Moskvitch cars and Ural motorcycles. Throughout the...
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST

ERNEST HEMINGWAY AT FINCA VIGIA, HIS HOME OUTSIDE HAVANA. What’s in a name you might ponder? Well, to be someone really important in Cuba it’s a big advantage if you’re called Ernest. Restaurants, hotels and bars the world over claim Ernest...
Un dimanche après-midi aux Caraïbes

Un dimanche après-midi aux Caraïbes

Carthagène des Indes, Cartagena de Indias, principale ville portuaire colombienne de la Mer des Caraïbes, se remplit le dimanche après-midi de sa population qui déambule sur les remparts, qui envahit les ruelles, les places des quartiers et les plages ou qui se fait...
Farming and Football- The South (Part Two)

Farming and Football- The South (Part Two)

When Robbie was a kid, the first thing he ever won was a signed photograph of Paul Henderson’s “Goal of the Century” when the Canadians beat the Soviets in 1972. The cool thing about it was that it came with a certificate of authenticity. That meant it wasn’t a cheap...
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

In one of my two previous trips to Mexico, before this trip, I flew into Cancun with two friends and the 3 of us girls caught a collectivo to a resort south of Playa del Carmen. I never really had any desire to see Cancun. It all sounded to “spring break”...