Tales from the Backpack Blog

Ola Santiago

I still can’t quite believe that I’m in South America. I grew up during the height of the War on Drugs. South America was often in the news, but it was never good. Drug...

Next!

Alright, so after a rather hectic couple of months, I’m back…I think 😛 A lot has been going on, the details of which, I will not bore you with.  Bottom line: travel funds and...

Guardalavaca

Alas, this trip has been far too short.  Today was my last day in Cuba.  With a late flight out, I had the whole day free.  I decided to walk over to the neighbouring...

Hólguin

It was a hot, long day.  I was on the bus early to make the trek into Hólguin.  Taking the easy option, I joined one of the organized day tours from the resort.  The...

Ahhhhh!

This morning I felt like I stepped straight into a travel brochure.  Sunshine, clear skies, tropical birds singing, sheer white billowing curtains with turquoise water and a white sand beach just steps away.  All...