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8 hidden gems in Barbados, 2023

(1) Giant Baobab tree in Queen's Park, Bridgetown. Queen's park is an oasis that's located in the center of the bustling capital Bridgetown. The main building dates back to 1783 and was the official residence of the Commanding officer of the British troops in the West Indies. It's now a performing arts theatre. Many events …

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Hastings Boardwalk, temporary Art gallery, Barbados, 2022.

This section of the boardwalk on Barbados' southwest coast is the site of a soon to be constructed hotel. To beautify the area, local artists were encouraged to display some of their works. No nicer way to cap off a Sunday afternoon boardwalk stroll than with a beautiful Caribbean sunset.

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Bolivia, Uyuni Salt flats, 2022.

The next phase of our trip through South America would take us to the Bolivian Salt Flats, then on to Chile and the Atacama Desert which we'll recap in a subsequent post. A three-and-a-half-hour drive took us from the dusty mining town of Potosi to Uyuni. This town is the starting point for a lot …

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Palcoyo, the alternative to Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) in Peru, 2022.

On our recent trip to Peru on an organized tour with GAdventures, a hike of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) was offered as an optional activity. At a height of 5200 meters asl, we were worried about the acclimatization factor since we wouldn't have that many days in Cusco which sits at about 4000 meters asl. After …

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Valparaiso, Chile; old town, colorful houses and street art, 2022.

We'd been travelling through South America, (Peru, Bolivia and Chile) for about three weeks and our final stop was Santiago. When we arrived, it was rainy, damp and colder than expected so we ended up not doing much that day. Our flight the following day wasn't until midnight, so we had a full free day. …

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Hike Barbados: Barclays Park to Chalky Mount, May 2022

It's been a while since my wife and I had gone hiking. We'd talked about from time to time but always ended up doing other activities. Typically when you think of Barbados, hiking isn't one of those activities that springs to mind, however, this island is more than just beaches and ocean. There's a very …

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Curacao Dreams December 2019

Curacao here we come. Visit Curacao, you won't be disappointed. This small island has a lot to offer. Besides the usual offerings like sand & surf, there's great shopping, dining both local and international, museums, art galleries, Great houses or Landhuizen as the old plantation houses are called, off shore adventures and so much more. …

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Germany, two days in Berlin, 2013

Berlin In 2013, I took a trip to Germany to meet up with my lovely wife Trudy. We'd been dating long distance for a while and I was really looking forward to meeting up with her in her home country. It was my second trip there but it would be my first time in Berlin. …

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