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Reykjavik travel diary

Reykjavik travel diary

The first couple of days of our visit to Reykjavík in Iceland was spent being sick and recovering from the visit the week before to New York. We were amazed to see the place we were staying in, a small apartment with a kitchen, bedrooms and  a small livingroom. This is by far the most... continue reading
Cancun

Cancun

We went through Cancun on our way to the US. Go-go-girls, stag parties of young Americans, wet t-shirt competitions, people offering just about anything for money- including having your photo taken with wild animals (someone actually had a lion cub out on the sidewalk in the busy drinking-spot). All of that excess combined with a... continue reading
Capurgana -  a caribbean paradise

Capurgana – a caribbean paradise

Looking back on the places we have visited over the last months some stand out for the food, some for the lovely people and others for their natural beauty. Capurgana in Colombia definitely falls in the last category; A very tranquil little village based on the Caribbean coast in the very north of Colombia. It... continue reading
Murals in Nicaragua

Murals in Nicaragua

There is a rich tradition in Nicaragua for painted Murals. After the Sandinista revolution they were used as a means of communication. They were a way to reach the population, a large part of who did not read or write. They would have themes such as health, literacy, revolution and politics. A lot of the... continue reading
Graffiti in Caracas and Maracaibo

Graffiti in Caracas and Maracaibo

In Venezuela we had the chance to see quite a bit of quality graffiti, some with great ideas or symbolics, some great styles, and funny and beautiful ones as well. Here is a selection from Maracibo which is in the north on the border with Colombia, and from the capital Caracas.     This last... continue reading
Caracas illustrated

Caracas illustrated

The capital of Venezuela is an amazing concrete jungle, and I say jungle because there is something very wild about it . The constant beeping and clouds of exhaust from the cars, mixed with people and street sellers, stray dogs and socialist posters, makes for an interesting ant farm framed by the square static architecture... continue reading
Kuna Woman

Kuna Woman

The Kuna people are an indigenous tribe that live in Panamá and parts of Colombia. The women wear traditional brightly coloured dresses and blouses with panels of intricate textile patterns. During our time in Puerto Obaldia we first saw these nicely dressed and decorated ladies as they came into town to sell fruit and veg.... continue reading
Historic Mural in Caracas

Historic Mural in Caracas

We came across this great mural in the Bella Artes area  in Caracas, Venezuela. It is a painted account of the dramatic history of Venezuela, from the indigenous people living off the nature through the colonisation and the spanish inquisitors and up to modern times showing the social and racial struggles and the effects of... continue reading
Gibara

Gibara

Two hectic weeks in the hustling bustling London, a 48 hours delay spent in an airport, followed by a long flight can make you feel like you need a bit of fresh air and some time to relax. So, when we arrived to this little village on the north eastern coast of Cuba and were... continue reading
Humoristas against war - Santa Clara, Cuba

Humoristas against war – Santa Clara, Cuba

On the 40th anniversary of the Cuban humorist publication Melaito a handful of the most acknowledged Cuban satirists, gathered in Santa Clara to declare War on war with a big public Mural. The mural is a protest against international terrorism and the political and economic aggression of the U.S. as well as a show of support to the... continue reading
Street art from Cuba

Street art from Cuba

In Cuba most free wall space goes to government slogans, historic murals or pure propaganda (always very skilfully executed) but we did see a few unofficial bits of art in the streets here and there. Here is a selection of murals and graffiti from Cuba: Graffiti from Havana Graffiti from Holguin Mural from Santa Clara... continue reading
Sunset over Gibara

Sunset over Gibara

Sunset over the little village Gibara in Cuba.       continue reading