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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The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

Puerto Limón is atmospherically a strange kind of a place. The first time our ship docked there, the sky was grey and heavy with rain clouds that weren't quite ready to burst but had surely been on the brink of eruption for hours, and despite the greyness of the sky, the air was sticky and [...]

Ísafjördur and Flateyri (A Magical Mystery Tour around the magical mysterious Westfjords of Iceland)

Ísafjördur and Flateyri (A Magical Mystery Tour around the magical mysterious Westfjords of Iceland)

Even though it was the middle of June when our ship docked in the tiny town of Ísafjördur in NorthWest Iceland, it was full on freezing I tell you. Was I wearing enough layers of clothing? It's a hard 'no' to that one my friends, despite the fact that we'd already spent a day in [...]