Travel

Planning Chile, Argentina & Uruguay

December 9, 2010
For those of you unaware of the announcement I made several months ago regarding my engagement, news flash: I am getting married!  Never one to lead a simple and uncomplicated life, my fiance (who is Argentinean) and I decided to have the wedding in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Sounds glamorous, yes,...

Cuba: Day 9

December 7, 2010
On my last morning in Cuba, I experienced the country at its most frustrating.  After eating a delicious Cuban breakfast at our casa and saying our sad goodbyes to Sergio, Miriam, and their daughter, we departed for the airport.  We checked in with the airline and got through customs with...

Cuba Day 8 (Part 2)

December 6, 2010
Playa del Blanco is a deserted beach with a wide strip of fine, white sand (hence the name) that slopes gently into the sea.  It had some of the calmest waters I have ever been in and was definitely one of those beaches that is so beautiful it inspires you...

Cuba Day 8 (Part 1)

December 2, 2010
We chose to leave La Habana yet again, this time we went on a catamaran around the peninsular beach of Varadero, which is located about two hours from the capitol in the northernmost part of the island.  It is the largest resort town in Cuba, where Europeans flock to in...

Cuba: Day 7 (Part 2)

November 30, 2010
The ride from the jungle to the river was about an hour and it afforded the three of us time for a quick siesta. 3rd Stop: The River As previously mentioned, it was comforting to be amongst the locals again, especially in such a serene setting.  In case you are...