A New US Immigration Experience

12 April 2014 | Living

Kicked out of the USA? Although probably we never entered? Either way it was a new travel experience and an unexpected one. With four British friends we’d been sailing around the Virgin Islands in a chartered boat, we started in Tortola and after five days in the B...

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Havana – and the restaurants?

1 April 2014 | Living

OK the politics is changing in baby steps since Fidel is still there, even if only in the background. The old American cars seem to be multiplying, I even had this crazy thought that somebody was buying them up in the USA and shipping them to Cuba. But if there was on...

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Sian Ka’an Biosphere Beach – in need of a clean up

15 March 2014 | Living

I’ve been staying in the 5000 square km Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on the Caribbean coast of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Cancun is the big beach resort of Quintana Roo, but the state also features other resorts (Playa del Carmen and lower key Tulum), the isla...

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British Airways

9 March 2014 | Living

Got a few hours to kill at Heathrow? Well if you’ve arranged it in advance – or you’re an important enough British Airways or One World frequent flyer – you could go have a look at the British Airways Speedbird Centre, a neat little museum tracking the Imperial Airway...

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Every Country on Earth – at ground level

5 March 2014 | Living

I’ve posted my thoughts on ‘how many countries there are’ on a number of occasions. A year ago I reported on two friends, both down to their last eight countries – at the time. Me? I’m a non-starter, by my count I’ve only been to 155 countries and that’s by my definit...

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