How To Get An Immigration Pass For The Dominican Republic (Another Visa In Disguise)

“You lied to me” – Mark Morrison. My recent two trips to The Caribbean have involved a lot of red tape. I’ve always been paperwork loyal but since COVID began in December 2019 it’s been manic street preaching for all sorts of documents. It was 17 PCR tests in 2021 for me as I backpacked Read more about How To Get An Immigration Pass For The Dominican Republic (Another Visa In Disguise)[…]

Backpacking In Jamaica: Staying At The Famous Dancehall Hostel in Kingston Town

Backpacking In Jamaica: Staying At The Famous Dancehall Hostel in Kingston Town

Cancelled flights, Marley songs, Bolt runs and Robbie Earle goals…it was finally time for me to visit the home of The Reggae Boys. 💚🇯🇲I would be arriving by jet plane into the realms of Kingston Town… “And my queen will come at dawn. She’ll be waiting in Kingston Town” – UB40. I got wind of Read more about Backpacking In Jamaica: Staying At The Famous Dancehall Hostel in Kingston Town[…]

The Hemingway Trail: Drinking A Mojito In La Bodeguita Del Medio in Havana, Cuba 🇨🇺

The Hemingway Trail: Drinking A Mojito In The Place Where It Was Invented – La Bodeguita Del Medio in Havana, Cuba 🇨🇺

“My Mojito in La Bodeguita. My Daiquiri in El Floridita” – Ernest Hemingway. I can’t repeat myself too much in these posts but the eginnings are similar because, I’m on the Hemingway trail and I now realise it’s easily enough on its own for another book…Hemingway and Palin combined. Years ago I was inspired by Read more about The Hemingway Trail: Drinking A Mojito In The Place Where It Was Invented – La Bodeguita Del Medio in Havana, Cuba 🇨🇺[…]

The Hemingway Trail: Drinking A Daiquiri In The Place Where It Was Invented - El Floridita in Havana, Cuba

The Hemingway Trail: Drinking A Daiquiri In The Place Where It Was Invented – El Floridita in Havana, Cuba

“My Mojito in La Bodeguita. My Daiquiri in El Floridita” – Ernest Hemingway. Cuba was throwing oddballs at me. I needed to bag a Hemingway brace concurrently. What that meant was that I should drink a Mojito In La Bodeguita Del Medio in Havana in Cuba and then dander to the famous El Floridita Bar Read more about The Hemingway Trail: Drinking A Daiquiri In The Place Where It Was Invented – El Floridita in Havana, Cuba[…]

Backpacking In Curaçao: Dorm Pod Life At Bed And Bike, Willemstad

Backpacking In Curaçao: Dorm Pod Life At Bed And Bike, Pietermaai, Willemstad

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges” – Ernest Hemingway. Curaçao was an unexpected oddball bonus for me. I wasn’t really supposed to be here! But by way of four cancelled flights on my 2022 – Read more about Backpacking In Curaçao: Dorm Pod Life At Bed And Bike, Pietermaai, Willemstad[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Eating Jerk Chicken And Festival At Kingston Jerk, Jamaica

When backpacking in Jamaica, you hear (and see!) everywhere there is Jerk Chicken, as well as Bob Marley of course. Now I didn’t want to be a jerk and not try it, so actually I ended up trying Jerk chicken twice, but the main one was actually at Kingston Jerk. The reason being, the other Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Eating Jerk Chicken And Festival At Kingston Jerk, Jamaica[…]

Colonial Charm on Hispaniola: My Comfy Stay At Novus Plaza Hotel In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Colonial Charm on Hispaniola: My Comfy Stay At Novus Plaza Hotel In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

On my 2022 to 2023 Caribbean adventure, I visited the magical mysterious island of Hispaniola for the first time ever. This always held intrigue for me. It was another of those islands split into different countries and therefore I had to visit both Haiti 🇭🇹and the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴. Here are a few other split Read more about Colonial Charm on Hispaniola: My Comfy Stay At Novus Plaza Hotel In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic[…]

How To Get A Haiti Tourist Visa On Arrival At Port Au Prince Airport

“As the day was dawning my plane flew away with all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. On my December 2022 to January 2023 backpacking trip, I decided to backpack both countries I recognised on the island of Hispaniola. This meant Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 and Haiti 🇭🇹. Haiti was much more famous Read more about How To Get A Haiti Tourist Visa On Arrival At Port Au Prince Airport[…]