Caribbean Cruise (Part 3) – Silver Moon Barbados, Martinique, Antigua

Barbados While the heading of this section is ‘Barbados’, we were really only on shore briefly, before joining the Silver Moon cruise team on their luxurious catamaran, where we spent Continue Reading →

Caribbean Cruise (Part 2) – St Martin, St Kitts, St Vincent’s, Tobago

St Martin/St Maarten Due to the rough seas heading south, we did not get onto dry land until 3:15pm when our original docking time was 9am. This completely messed up Continue Reading →

Caribbean Cruise (Part 1) – Miami, Embarkation and First Days at Sea

Arrival in Miami A no-hassles arrival at Miami airport and seamless transition to our hotel was a great way to start our two week Caribbean adventure. Alighting from the taxi Continue Reading →

Hyatt Zilara Cancun

Cancun is one of the most famous travel destinations in the Americas, and with just under 5 million visitors per year, hotels are in keen competition for the tourist dollar. Continue Reading →

Merida (Part 2) – Uman, Hacienda Yaxopoil and Uxmal

Chef Alex continued to impress with his sumptuous breakfast array on our second morning at Hotel Julamis. This morning’s spread began with vibrant fruity colours in a martini glass, slices Continue Reading →

Merida (Part 1) – The City and Hotel Julamis

The start of our visit to Mérida was complicated, stressful and beyond inconvenient…but there’s a bit of that in every trip, right? It’s not at all necessary or even entertaining Continue Reading →

Hacienda Chichen Resort, Chichen Itza

“Cubana Air is always late!” were the wise words of our host, Hilda, from our casa particular in Havana. She was right. They were – an hour late. This made Continue Reading →

Havana (Part 3) – Classic car tour

Out and about today, like so many tourists, in a classic car. Not a convertible (original wish), but a 1956 black Chevrolet, which proved a much better choice on a Continue Reading →

Havana (Part 2) – Exploring Old Havana

On our first morning in Havana we definitely got to experience things like the locals. Our smiling host, Hilda, explained that the gas was off. As is the way of Continue Reading →

Havana (Part 1) – Arrival in Cuba

Ah, the adventure that is Cuba! The beginning was not auspicious. Weighing our luggage at Mexico City airport caused some delay – a strict 25kg per checked bag, and 5kg Continue Reading →