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Havana ooh na na

My heart is in Havana It was so great to be back in Havana, we only had 1 night and 1/2 a day here upon arriving and now that we have slipped into the relaxed, easy-going Cuban ways, I can’t wait to explore Havana properly. It’s vibrant, bustling, exotic and raw.  And yes, they do actually […]

Viñales: Home of Cuban Cigars

Viñales is the perfect combination of natural beauty and traditional Cuban culture. It is best known for its tobacco farms, languid lifestyle and the distinctive limestone hills of Valle de Viñales.  A place in Western Cuba that, despite being popular with tourists, remains stubbornly raw and authentic. If you’re into cigars, nature, and culture… Viñales is […]

8 Day Tour of Cuba

I decided to book us on to a tour of Cuba to try and get the most out of the short time we had in Cuba.  After a few relaxing days in Varadero, we took a private taxi back to Havana and checked into our first Casa before starting an 8-Day tour. I’ve blogged about […]

Beautiful Lake Como

4×4 Driving in the Atlas Mountains

 

Winter Sun in Marrakech

A peaceful and stylish hideaway in a green corner of Marrakech. For my birthday, Ross booked a 4-night winter getaway to Marrakech.  It’s the first holiday we have booked through Secret Escapes and it has been amazing.  Les Cinq Djellabas in Marrakech gives you the best of two worlds. The first being a stay in […]

Fushimi Inari-Taisha

We had the most amazing experience in a Ryokan last night and after a 30min drive back to the city we stashed our luggage in one of the many lockers in Kyoto Station before heading out to Inari to see the amazing Fushimi Inari-Taisha shine. With seemingly endless arcades of vermilion torii (shrine gates) spread across […]

Arashiyama

  Arashiyama is in the far west of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (meaning “Storm Mountains”).  We visited this area upon arriving in Kyoto from Tokyo on the bullet train as I was really excited to tick off some of the biggest tourist spots immediately. A short walk from the train […]

The Swimming Pigs, The Bahamas

It is fair to say the sole reason I chose the Bahamas for our recent holiday was because of the Swimming Pigs! The calm, turquoise waters and soft, powdery white sand are frequently advertised in the Caribbean but it was those adorable snouts and cute trotters that had me sold.  Upon arriving at Sandals Emerald Bay we […]

The Blarney Stone

  After attending a friends beautiful wedding in Kinsale and exploring nearby Cobh.  We ventured to Blarney Castle to Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘Gift of the Gab’ or the ‘Gift of Eloquence’ as some call it. For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined […]

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