Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries

Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries

Castries is the capital city of Saint Lucia. I arrived into the airport here, George FL Charles Airport on a flight from Barbados. This airport, like many in the Caribbean is right by the ocean. It is also handily right next to the capital city. I didn’t really know much about Castries, or Saint Lucia. Read more about Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries[…]

Calmness and Charm at Ellen Bay Cottages, Antigua

As the horrors of 2021 headed out of view, I found myself in a tranquil and calm little abode. A flight issue from Winair granted me a full night in Guadeloupe ?? and longer than that in the split island of Sint Maarten ??. This meant backpacking Barbuda was not possible (I now had no Read more about Calmness and Charm at Ellen Bay Cottages, Antigua[…]

"This is my world and I am world leader pretend" - Michael Stipe.

Be Here Now: The Time Of My Life At Casa De Snagg, Chester Cottage, Saint Vincent

Be Here Now: The Time Of My life At Casa De Snagg, Chester Cottage Saint Vincent “You gotta be bad enough to beat the brave”- Noel Gallagher. A 23 year delay was eventually put right on the 23rd December 2021. I was finally doing that Noel Gallagher pilgrimage that I craved back when “Be Here Read more about Be Here Now: The Time Of My Life At Casa De Snagg, Chester Cottage, Saint Vincent[…]

My Stay At The Gorgeous Roseau Valley Hotel in Dominica

My Stay At The Gorgeous Roseau Valley Hotel in Dominica

“A very big house in the country” – Damon Albarn. Dominica came as a big surprise to me. It’s a beautiful island country and one that I did two COVID tests in during my December 2021 Eastern Caribbean adventure. It was a topsy turvy trip and this place was a pleasing greeny paradise. I chose Read more about My Stay At The Gorgeous Roseau Valley Hotel in Dominica[…]

My Stay in The Best E Villas, Christchurch, Barbados

As a kid, I’d heard of Barbados. It was actually in travel brochures back in the 1980s, however I had always avoided it and honestly I had also avoided most of the Caribbean down the years. It seems ridiculous to me now, given that I have been to every country in American mainland. Until 2021, Read more about My Stay in The Best E Villas, Christchurch, Barbados[…]

My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland

  On my travels down the years, I was always looking for obscure, quirky and unique places away from the usual tourist suspects. In the past, this led to my trips to places like Ashgabat, Nukus, Vank and Pyongyang. By coincidence all four of those places all had wacky hotels – something different. It was time Read more about My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland[…]

Backpacking in South Africa: My Stay At Altona Lodge in Green Point, Cape Town

Officially this was my fifth time being stamped in to South Africa. Though in essence, three of those were on my first trip here in 2011. However, it was my first time here in Cape Town and I allowed myself four nights in the city. I stayed in three different places on those nights, choosing Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: My Stay At Altona Lodge in Green Point, Cape Town[…]

Living in the Cloud of Africa: My Stay at The Anne Guesthouse in Maseru, Lesotho

“I get so high, I just can’t feel it” – Noel Gallagher. When I finally visited Lesotho in 2020, I based myself on the edge of the capital city – Maseru. I arrived into Lesotho at Moeshoeshoe International Airport by flight from Johannesberg, and later left by land border at Maseru Bridge, to Bloemfontein, one Read more about Living in the Cloud of Africa: My Stay at The Anne Guesthouse in Maseru, Lesotho[…]