Author: Alan

Mexico

Mexico City Highlights

We spent 8 days in the metropolis that is Mexico’s high-altitude capital Mexico City. It was the first stop on our adventure around Latin America and, with a greater population of 22 million people, we feared it would be an overwhelming introduction. However we were both surprised and impressed by […]

Mexico

Mexico City: Visiting Teotihuacan without a Tour

One of the highlights of our trip to Mexico City was a trip to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. The ruins are located about 40km from Mexico City and were built in pre-Columbian times. Teotihuacan was believed to be the largest city in the world at the time, with an estimated […]

Cuba

Trinidad : Colonial heart of Cuba

Trinidad is a quaint colonial town located in central Cuba, in the province of Sancti Spíritus. Research any itinerary of Cuba and Trinidad always pops up. For this reason the tourist trade in Trinidad is well established, and for good reason. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, it is […]

Cuba

Playa Larga Travel Guide

Playa Larga is located in the Matanzas Province of Cuba and, together with Playa Giron, is better known as the Bay of Pigs. We chose to visit Playa Larga for the good reviews it gets for snorkeling and for the chance to experience some Cuban wildlife at the Zapata Peninsula […]

Cuba

Viñales in Two Days

This blog covers what we got up to in Viñales during our trip to Cuba in March 2016.  Our Viñales visit occurred after spending two great days in Havana.   Day 1 – Cigar Tour We arrived in Viñales by private transfer from Havana (75 CUC, 2 hours 30 minutes). We weren’t on […]

Cuba

Havana Travel Guide

We visited Cuba in early 2016 and spent 2 days in Havana. Read below for what we got up to and where we stayed when there. Havana Havana, Cuba’s capital, was our first destination in Cuba and we didn’t get off to the best of starts. Our late evening flight […]