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Street Art in the British Virgin Islands

Up, up, up they go, swirl and curl around and then down, down, down, plummeting […]

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Having a painkiller in Tortola, BVI

How To Make A Painkiller in the Caribbean

It doesn’t take long to pick up on an island’s signature drink. A postcard here, […]

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Ziplining in Antigua

Short and sweet this week as I race to finish this book! Nearly there! And […]

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Leaving Antigua against a purple sky as the sun’s final shards pierce

On The Road… Leaving Antigua against a purple sky as the sun’s final shards pierce […]

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A spa with a view…@LongBayBVI

On The Road… A spa with a view…@LongBayBVI Zoom…These pics come straight from my iPhone […]

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The Importance of Doing Nothing

For two hours now, I’ve watched the waves curl one across the other in a […]

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While you were sleeping, I saw this!

On The Road… While you were sleeping, I saw this! Zoom…These pics come straight from […]

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The narrow waist of the fat virgin (Virgin Gorda, BVI)

On The Road… The narrow waist of the fat virgin (Virgin Gorda, BVI) Zoom…These pics […]

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British Virgin Islands from Sky

Coming in to land in the British Virgin Islands… @BritishVirginIs

On The Road… Coming in to land in the British Virgin Islands… @BritishVirginIs Zoom…These pics […]

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Know ye your Eggs Creole from your Eggs Benedict?

On The Road… Know ye your Eggs Creole from your Eggs Benedict? Zoom…These pics come […]

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Tangy sesame chicken with guacamole at the @GalleyBayHotel

On The Road… Tangy sesame chicken with guacamole at the @GalleyBayHotel Zoom…These pics come straight […]

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Slavery in Barbados

Elite Island Hopping in the Caribbean

Well, every job has its downsides as they say. After a month of scrunched up […]

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Bajan Recipe Flying Fish

Bajan Recipes – Flying Fish and Cou Cou in Barbados

Looking back now on my pieces on Barbados, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was […]

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Scarlet shoes, Shoe Museum, Toronto

Surprising Shoes: The Toronto Shoe Museum

Let’s get this out of the way before we start. I am not a shoe […]

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nsidetravellab at Riviera Maya

Holy Smoke. A Mayan Massage in Mexico

A priest. A still-beating heart. Blood flowing down sacrificial steps until it flooded the ground some 30 metres below.

That’s my first mental image of Mayan culture, the…

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Barbados Today

How Slaves Found Freedom in Barbados (And How We Can Do The Same)

When the change came, the island held its breath. What would happen the following day?

Would people turn up to work? Or would they leave?

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Playa Maya beach with boat

Sunday Soothing – The Shores of Playa Maya

Sometimes, you need to take the time to stop. To pause for breath. To fill your senses with everything that’s beautiful and to let the world’s cares, concerns and curmudgeonly characteristics sit sloppily in a pile to be dealt with tomorrow…

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Overlooking beach in Barbados

Standing Alone on Slavery, Barbados

The problem, if you happened to be a slave owner, was that slaves just kept on dying. It was bad for business. Arguably, this also caused problems if you happened to be a slave, but…

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Freedom and Slavery in Barbados – Part Two: It’s Not All Black and White

Part two about slavery in Barbados – and how it’s not what you might expect.

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Zhang Huan Sculpture Toronto

Zhang Huan Rising – Something’s Sweeping Through Toronto

I’m not sure which I saw first. The creeping hands…The lashing tail…Fervent, frantic, fevered wings dipping into water…Or something else entirely……

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