Photographs of Cuba

Part of the pleasure of a holiday, for us, is the photography. We fill our Instagram and Facebook pages with images of our trip. But we always take so many! This blog was designed, in part, as a way of sharing some of them. However I also have a long-running photography blog that features nature, … More Photographs of Cuba

Cuban Hustles

We only experienced one attempted scam the whole time we were in Cuba, but we had been forewarned, so we were prepared. So what was the hustle ? Entronque de Las Ovas is on a crossroads on the Las Ovas road that you use to link from the autopiste to Vinales (it’s basically a shortcut … More Cuban Hustles

Driving In Cuba

Driving in Cuba wasn’t as difficult as we thought it would be. It required some planning, but it turned out to be a great way to see more of the country. We travelled in January 2017, which happened to be one of Cuba’s busiest ever tourism months.  We had heard so many conflicting reports about road … More Driving In Cuba

Reading in Bali

I like to read books set in the country or region I explore on my holidays. When we decided to go to Bali, I researched books set in Bali. There were lots of crime, true crime, drug stories and biographies available, but none of them sounded very appealing as a holiday read – too heavy and … More Reading in Bali

Books About Cuba

I love to read books set in the country I’m planning to visit as well delving into various travel guides about the region. Below is an evolving list of books set in Cuba or written by Cuban authors. The links will take you to reviews on my book blog, Brona’s Books. Novels and Short Stories … More Books About Cuba

Books About Mexico

I love reading books set in and about the countries or areas that I’m visiting. They add to the excitement and anticipation during the preparation phase, they give extra flavour and texture to the actual experience and they extend that delicious holiday feeling long after the visit is nothing more than a memory. Mexico is a … More Books About Mexico

Reading in Vietnam

I love reading books set in and about the countries or areas that I’m visiting. They add to the excitement and anticipation during the preparation phase, they give extra flavour and texture to the actual experience and they extend that delicious holiday feeling long after the visit is nothing more than a memory. Vietnam is a … More Reading in Vietnam