Cutest kids eating icecreams on Flores. Guatemala

Charming Flores, Guatemala

  The tiny island of Flores in Peten Lake, Guatemala is the perfect stopping off point for a visit to the magnificent Mayan ruins of Tikal. Wandering the charming cobblestone streets lined with colourful colonial architecture is the ideal way to take in the sights and soak up all the ambiance of this tucked away…

Chicken Bus on the Streets of Antigua

On the Streets of Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua was absolutely beguiling – gorgeous architecture, cobblestone streets, colourful local buses and a good dose of indigenous culture, all set to a magnificent natural backdrop of volcanoes. It’s quite easy to see the latest of my obsessions – volcanoes and the local buses also affectionately referred to as chicken buses.

Exploring Santa Clara, Cuba

Santa Clara is well known in Cuba as the place where the revered Che Guevara’s victorious battle led to the downfall of the oppressive Batista regime, it is also the revolutionary hero’s final resting place. I loved Santa Clara for its non-touristy streets and gorgeous mixture of grand architecture but this was a place where,…

The laughing boatman

the laughing boatman, hoi an, vietnam

This old guy was stretched out on his boat sporting a wide, gold enhanced toothy, or perhaps I should say near toothless smile that beamed from his weather beaten face as he went about his business of eliciting customers for a boat ride along Hoi An’s Thu Bon river in Central Vietnam. Always a sucker…