Month: February 2016

Bay of Pigs, Cueva de Los Peces and Playa Larga
Cuba

Bay of Pigs, Cueva de Los Peces and Playa Larga

Bay of Pigs (Bahia de Cochinos) was so beautiful that we ended up being there twice. The first time was on our way from Cienfuegos to Viñales, the second time was after the Cuban Adventures tour, during our stay in Playa Larga. The first time we went to Cueva de […]

Auckland Lantern Festival
New Zealand

Auckland Lantern Festival

The Chinese community comes out in force to support the Auckland Lantern Festival. This is the first year it’s been held in Auckland Domain and it made a huge difference from Albert Park, the venue in previous years. At Albert Park it was a seething throng of people and the […]

Santa Clara and the Che Guevara Mausoleum
Cuba

Santa Clara and the Che Guevara Mausoleum

The Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara is where you go to pay your respects to the Cuban revolution. In a country where people seem to want to go abroad to see the world and feel constricted, this is where they instead take pride of who they are. Being located at the […]

Viñales – riding horses, smoking cigars
Cuba

Viñales – riding horses, smoking cigars

Slow down your pace and wear your best smile, you are in Viñales. Well, at least we were, just after driving from Trinidad, thinking we couldn’t have any better. How wrong we were! Viñales itself is quite a simple and humble village, like its inhabitants. It mostly consists of one storey colourful wooden […]

Parque Guanayara
Cuba

Parque Guanayara

When we booked our visit to Parque Guanayara from the Cubatour travel agency in Trinidad, different tour options were explained to us. We picked the longest one. Even if it costed rather more than the other choices it covered all the most remarkable natural features and gave us also the chance to […]