A Star Trek Moment in YOTEL @ Gatwick Airport

A Star Trek Moment in YOTEL @ Gatwick Airport

YOTEL is considered to be one of the few hotels with some of the smallest rooms in the world. I did not know that in 2011 when, all worried my youngest brother will miss his early morning flight to Trinidad, I booked him into the closest hotel to his departure gate at Gatwick Airport. He messaged me and almost cussed(…)

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Ask a Local – Feature #7 Alexandria, Egypt

Ask a Local – Feature #7 Alexandria, Egypt

  Aladdin may be a hardworking engineer born and bred in Alexandria, Egypt but to many he is also an avid footballer who loves his family time, hardcore workouts and hanging out with his friends too. Egypt has had a lot of negative press lately but to this local, there is no place like home. He takes on “Ask a Local’ this(…)

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Basque Charm in Getaria

Basque Charm in Getaria

I’ve found the one town I can run away too for a relax, it only took my fourth visit to Spain to find it! Getaria is the kind of charming, tranquil coastal fishing town you would gladly visit to be away from the hustle of everyday life. It can be an easy day trip from San Sebastián,(…)

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Ask a Local – Feature #6 Montreal, Canada

Ask a Local – Feature #6 Montreal, Canada

Karine Donofrio is a food and tennis fanatic from Montreal, Canada. Although she has a love-hate relationship with Montreal in bitter Winters when she gets tired of all the snow and looks forward to Spring, she deep down loves her city and is happy to entertain customers at their family run café which she manages.(…)

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The Panama Canal turns 100 today…Happy Centennial!

The Panama Canal turns 100 today…Happy Centennial!

Have you ever had a moment when you’ve channelled your inner nerd? This was mine. The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th anniversary today August 15, 2014. My inner nerd will be celebrating along with it, one of my favourite modern marvels in the world. I honestly didn’t care to see Panama City…really I didn’t. All I was excited(…)

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Ask a Local – Feature #5 Nairobi, Kenya

Ask a Local – Feature #5 Nairobi, Kenya

  Irene Ngina, was born and bred in Nairobi. She gets passionate when she talks about her hometown, especially when it gets to food. She also enjoy her workouts but with the outdoors being so beautiful and scenic in Kenya, who can blame her? Here she excitedly took on our “Ask a Local” to share her favourites from(…)

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With “Tapas” from San Sebastian!

With “Tapas” from San Sebastian!

San Sebastian has officially spoiled me. It is now my favourite place in Spain. Its also spoiled my love for Spanish tapas, in a good way though. Maybe it’s become more of a love affair because every time I have had tapas since visiting San Sebastian on Spain’s northern coast, I immediately want to return. To go back just for(…)

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Ask a Local – Feature #4 Varanasi, India

Ask a Local – Feature #4 Varanasi, India

    Angur Ghimire is a Nepalese working in the hospitality industry in Varanasi, India. It’s been his adopted home for a number of years. When I asked to feature him, his first comment was “Off course I’m interested but my English is not good, I am trying to improve everyday” He treated these questions as(…)

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Unwinding with Afternoon Champagne High Tea in Vilnius

Unwinding with Afternoon Champagne High Tea in Vilnius

The long term traveller sometimes just needs a break, a good rest and relax. That could be in the form of a spa treatment, massage, staying in pjs all day in the hotel room watching mindless TV, lounging on a beach…you name it, I’ve done it! But sometimes you need just a little more. In Vilnius that came(…)

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Surreal Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Surreal Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Tell anyone home in Trinidad, or the Caribbean for that matter, that I’m visiting Kaieteur Falls and they would immediately respond “WOW.” Now try that with other people and the conversation would go like this: “Kaieteur Falls? Where is that?” “Do you mean Niagara Falls?” “No it’s in Guyana“ “Where?” “Why would you want to go(…)

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