Quiet Belize

Belize is Central America's only country whose official language is English, rather than Spanish. The relatively young country's colonial history features the British, the Spanish, and even a territorial claim by Guatemala in the 1980s, however its independence was finally won in 1991. More culturally diverse than most other Central American countries, there are Latin, … Continue reading Quiet Belize

Cuba Libre!

Flying low over the Caribbean in daylight is always a beautiful experience.  Not long before landing in Havana's José Martí International Airport, I looked out the window of the Air France 777 I was travelling on to see the Bahamas stretched out in stunning blue and turquoise water below. Any delusion I was under that this … Continue reading Cuba Libre!

A new love for LA

As Alana's eyes locked with mine I resisted the natural urge to avoid her gaze.  Already an outline of light had appeared around her slight frame, and as we stared into each other's faces a nebulous mist seemed to float between us and in my peripheral vision.  Her face was unchanging yet seemed to communicate … Continue reading A new love for LA

If you’re going to San Francisco

San Francisco means many different things to many different people. A global tech hub, flowers in your hair, a busy sea port, hippy counterculture, the gay capital of the world, liberal government, steeply sloping streets, postcard-perfect Victorian houses, ethnic diversity and incredible food to match, sky-high rents and exploding homelessness. All of these make up … Continue reading If you’re going to San Francisco