Travel

Travelling as a Non-Indian Indian in India

Travelling as a Non-Indian Indian in India

I’ve read many blogs about travel in India by non-Indians. I have read a few by NRIs (non resident Indians) or foreign born Indians whose parents or grandparents came from India and still maintain close family ties. But then there is me and others like me. Non-Indian Indians with no ties to the motherland. In my(…)

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Finding My Island…

Finding My Island…

I haven’t written in awhile. That’s not because of laziness. Just me taking some time out to myself and spending some quality time with family before my next few months on the go again living out of a suitcase. I basically hibernated in Trinidad this Winter – a first for me. I survived four months(…)

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Highlights of Santiago de Cuba

Highlights of Santiago de Cuba

I really had no idea what to expect of Santiago de Cuba, afterall the next biggest city in Cuba is always overshadowed by Havana. So Santiago was going to surprise us – it could only leave a good or a bad impression right? We showed up in Santiago with no plan except a booked casa particular and(…)

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Things to do in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Things to do in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos is on the southern coast and is unique because it is the only city in Cuba that was founded by the French. As a result it has a different feel to the other Cuban cities. From the historic centre in Pueble Nuevo out to the older 1950s style homes on the peninsular Punta Gorda, it(…)

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Photo Diary: Day Tour of Pinar del Rio Region

Photo Diary: Day Tour of Pinar del Rio Region

There are many day trips to choose from Havana, but we wanted to see the tobacco plantations Cuba is so famous for. That was our draw towards the Pinar del Rio region where most are found. Added to that, the Viñales Valley with its unique round mountains and caves, has been declared a National Monument and Cultural scenery protected(…)

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Am I Afraid to Travel now?

Am I Afraid to Travel now?

People have been asking me more and more lately if I’m not afraid to travel, that “the world has become so dangerous”, “what if your plane crashes or disappears?”, “what about terrorists?” And the list goes on. It’s sad that in recent weeks there have been terrorist attacks in two of my favourite cities. I(…)

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Hassles of Travelling with a Trini Passport

Hassles of Travelling with a Trini Passport

I have a little known passport from little known Trinidad & Tobago (T&T). I have survived years of travel with it, but that does not mean it has always been smooth travel. Bhutan Immigration Officer: “This is the first time I’m seeing this passport. (looks up at me) So that’s what your people look like?”(…)

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My Most Inspiring People of 2014 Travels

My Most Inspiring People of 2014 Travels

Is it just me or 2014 went by in a flash? I really thought so until I started counting all the places I’ve visited this year. While I’m no fan of checking off a bucketlist of countries visited, thinking back on this year I’ve added seven new countries to my list and had the opportunity(…)

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