After one night in Cienfuegos, we headed to Trinidad, which was also awesome! Walking around town Stopping for a little lunch This lovely little guy joined us for lunch. We named him George. Sunset at the viewpoint with a Piña … Continue reading →
On the way from Vinales to Ciefuegos we stopped off at the Bay of Pigs for a swim. Here is the bay itself (all the marks on the road are about a thousand poor crushed crabs that obviously tried to … Continue reading →
After Havana, we set off on our tour bus to Viñales, a beautiful valley and tobacco-growing area, where we learned a lot about tobacco-growing, organic farming and cigar-rolling, as well as spending an incredible day out at “the most discovered … Continue reading →
Ernest Hemingway had a deep and intense love of Cuba, and Cuba loves him right back. The various shrines set up to “El Papa” as he was known are a stark reminder of his status in the Cuban community. He … Continue reading →
Havana (and more specifically Old Havana) is an incredibly beautiful city, old and crumbling, a colonial city that has been painstakingly restored over the last 30 years. It’s like stepping back in time, with all the glorious classic 1950’s American … Continue reading →
Well I’ve just gotten back from an incredible holiday of a lifetime in Cuba, which was totally amazing.
Cuba has been in my top ten places I’ve always wanted to go for years, and I’ve been planning to go ever since Obama lifted the embargo, in case it all changes. I almost went in 2016, but left it too late to plan and organise, and then in 2017 my boiler broke down and all of my spare money went into a new boiler instead, so this was the year I finally went!
It was also my last big mega holiday before I have kids, as I suspect I will be restricted to camping and cheaper holidays for quite some time to come!
It was amazing, and I’ve had to divide all the photos into several posts so get ready for the onslaught of pictures that will make you extremely jealous.
Oh, and for future reference, here is my current list of top ten bucket list holiday locations (ok, fine, top 11!)
A little work trip to Uganda for 2 weeks. My first time in Uganda and I loved it. At the hotel on the first day… Gutted I didn’t think to pack a swimming costume! On the road to Arua, in … Continue reading →
As part of my preparation for a family, I decided it was time to get rid of Tina the tiny clown car, which I inherited from my mum, and upgrade to something slightly bigger, with you know, back doors and such, in case I need to grapple with child seats and things.
Here’s Tina, being all tiny like the hilarious clown car that she is….
And here’s Polly, my shiny new VW Polo (not so new, she’s about 13 years old, but she’s lovely and very pretty!)
I picked up Polly a couple of weeks ago, and on our maiden voyage home around the M25 I was amazed at how lovely and roomy she is! My head didn’t even touch the ceiling or ANYTHING!
Basically she’s fab and I love her. Looking forward to all the adventures we’ll have together!