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)[…]

Friday's Featured Food: The Delicious Quantico Patacon and Pina Colada, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Friday’s Featured Food: The Delicious Quantico Patacon and Pina Colada, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Friday’s Featured Food: The Delicious Quantico Patacon and Pina Colada, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic I was feeling peckish just before the sunset while backpacking through the beautiful old town of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Little was I to know the sheer treat that lay ahead here in Quantico Restaurant! This was not only Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: The Delicious Quantico Patacon and Pina Colada, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic[…]

Backpacking In The Bahamas: My Dorm Room Stay At Humes House, Nassau, New Providence

“Name’s Bond, James Bond” – James Bond. On my 2022 – 2023 Christmas and New Year trip, my last destination in The Caribbean on that trip was The Bahamas. I chose to stay on the island of New Providence, which houses Nassau, the capital city and I went backpacking glory days loyal by choosing a Read more about Backpacking In The Bahamas: My Dorm Room Stay At Humes House, Nassau, New Providence[…]

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[…]

Backpacking In Haiti: Touring Port-Au-Prince, Home Of The World’s Only Successful Slave Rebellion

“Everybody wants to tell what’s already been told” – Prince. After two cancelled flights, I finally arrived in Port-Au-Prince in Haiti, two days later than expected and with my time here cut short. However, I more than made up for that by trying to cram a lot of hardcore backpacking in a short space of Read more about Backpacking In Haiti: Touring Port-Au-Prince, Home Of The World’s Only Successful Slave Rebellion[…]