Sunday, 28 December 2014

Highlights from my 2014 travels

During 2014,  I have visited 6 countries on 2 continents, and spent 35 days out of the UK. 

Well, of course that doesn't really compare to nearly a year travelling in 2013, but it proved that it's possible to travel quite a bit even with a 9 to 5 job. After all, in 2012, I managed to visit 11 countries whilst working full time.

So what were the highlights from my travels this year? 

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Cuba tips

Just last week I shared with you my Impressions of Cuba and then this week the US decides to normalise it's ties with Cuba, and loosen it's restrictions on travel and commerce. There is inevitably more to follow now that Obama has set the stage for Congress to follow up, although of course any changes will take time.

I'm just glad I managed to visit Cuba now and you should too, if you haven't done already.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Impressions of Cuba

"Ok chichos".

Our Tour Leader was busy greeting the rest of the group as I stumbled out of the doorway of the Hotel Presidente with my rucksack.

As I settled down in the bus, I mentally waved good bye to Havana for the next 10 days.

This was one of the lasting impressions from my latest trip. The rest of Cuba and what was to come, would be quite a different experience to the tourist infused capital and it's 2 million population.

Classic car view, Trinidad

Saturday, 6 December 2014

What to do in Malta: 5 of my recommendations

Malta left me in awe during a recent visit. The variety of things to see, do and experience was vast.

Although Malta reminded me in parts of a number of destinations, it was totally unique and distinct.

For example, the Maltese architecture varies, but the distinct wooden balconies on the majority of homes on the island are recognisable only from here; or at least I have never seen anything similar elsewhere on my travels.

There are so many other distinct experiences, and in such a condensed area it is easy to see it all during a short visit. From watersports to archaeological sites, Malta is definitely a destination for both families, couples and individuals alike.