Cuba: A dozen myths and truths

Of all the countries I’ve visited Cuba is the one which differed the greatest from descriptions in guidebooks and online resources. Some descriptions were over-generous and others greatly under-rated the country. So here’s to dispelling some myths. Myth 1: Cubans are a repressed people who crave democracy. Truth: Not as far as I could see … Continue reading Cuba: A dozen myths and truths

The Pros and Predicaments of an Irish Passport

The retirement of my constant travel companion, my passport, is imminent. The time has come to acquire a new version and I hope it will serve me as well as the previous two. My first passport saw me frequent the UK; my current and expiring passport travelled Europe predominantly. Hopefully passport Mk3 will bring me … Continue reading The Pros and Predicaments of an Irish Passport