Monday, April 21, 2014

Amsterdam in Panorama

I fell in love with Amsterdam... Which I know isn't always the case for every traveller who comes to the city. I'll write more on why later, but for now I'll just leave you with a few of my favourite panoramas from our trip, which seems to be my latest obsession. Enjoy! xxx

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Varadero, Cuba in Photos

It's been a few years since I was in Cuba, but currently rainy Dublin has got me dreaming of beaches & margaritas. I'm not usually one for all-inclusive vacations, but in this case I don't regret our choice. We stayed at Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa in Varadero. The staff were extremely friendly & helpful. The resort was more than we could ask for & our seven-day stay was ridiculously relaxed. Onto some photos from our trip.

The old school cars were one of my favourite parts of Cuba.

Just a casual game of chess.

How impressed do I look?

Shoddy photo of one of the pools at our resort during the night. I think it's safe to say I've come quite a ways with my photography.

& heaven...

I highly suggest going snorkelling &/or scuba diving in Cuba! The reefs are severely underrated.

Just a little fellow we met.

During our vacation we also ended up renting vespas (that's a whole 'nother post on its own though) & going on a few excursions, including a jeep safari one. We also took a bus into one of the nearby towns to explore the markets, which was one of my favourite days! Everything was handmade by locals, not to mention the cigars at prices we couldn't believe. 

If you're thinking of travelling to Cuba but aren't staying in Havana, a day trip is a must! I fell in love with the character of the city & Cuban culture in general. Also, the cigar factory tours are definitely worth it. 

For now these photos will be tiding me over until my next trip to sunny weather at the end of the month! Have any of you been to Cuba? & any suggestions for staying sane during the rain? If you're anything like me you're on SkyScanner. xxx