Jamaica North Coast (22 to 26 January 2023)

From Kingston we headed over the Blue Mountains, through coffee plantations, banana palm groves and lush forest to the north coast.  We didn’t see much of it, crammed into a public minibus with about twice…

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Kingston (19 to 22 January 2023)

“Kingston is a dangerous s#*thole” said a relative of Julie’s who we won’t name.  Having spent a few days there, we’d prefer to say “It’s a complicated place”.  In some ways, it’s two cities in…

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Curacao (9 to 19 January 2023)

Just a short hop by small plane from Bonaire is Curacao.  It’s about 65km from the coast of Venezuela and, since 2010, an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It’s warm and sunny…

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Bonaire (29 December 2022 to 9 January 2023)

I gotta go where there ain’t any snow Where there ain’t any blow …. I gotta go where it’s WARM. (Boat Drinks, Jimmy Buffett) After Nantes we spent a couple of days in Paris and…

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Oaxaca and Pueblos Mancomunados walk (25 to 31 January 2020)

It’s been almost five years since we were in Oaxaca, and the gentrification that’s occurred in the interim is remarkable.  We remembered it as a scruffy, slightly grungy place with lots of food carts and…

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