Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! (Arriving in the City of St Johns)

Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! (Arriving in the City of St Johns)

What a place this is, you guys!! Antigua and Barbuda is part of the British Commonwealth, with old Queen Liz as head of state, but with its own Prime Minister who governs the islands independently of the UK. Like almost every Caribbean state or nation, its history is completely intertwined with the slave trade, and [...]

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What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

The small city of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe is a beautiful, brightly coloured riot of colour, filled with amazing smells and sounds to match. As an overseas territory of France, the culture here is a mixture of French and Caribbean, and when I began tentatively winding my way up and down the quiet streets of the [...]

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

I'm going to be deadly seriously honest here, pals, and say right away that whenever I've been living on a ship that docks at Ijmuiden, this tiny town in the Netherlands has not been everybody's cup of tea. And this is for three main reasons: firstly because it's not a bustling busy city (the closest [...]