Much has been written about Havana Cuba. It’s unique. With a chequered past. From Hemingway to the Mafia.
Today it’s old American cars - relics of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Classical architecture. A large number of neglected classical buildings with a sprinkling of partially renovated classical buildings.
ADO bus travel through Mexico is a pleasure. The terminus is reasonably well sign posted, the announcements can be difficult to understand but there is always someone around to help.
Tulum Mexico is home to stunning beaches, cenotes, eco-parks and a laid back lifestyle. The cost of living is reasonable and the way of life enviable. Walking and cycling is common and the environment makes this ideal … getting around and keeping fit.
Our Amtrak travel by bus and train to Los Angeles started in Monterey on a chilly but clear winter morning. After a speedy (hair-raising!) Uber journey we arrived at Salinas station far too early. It was chilling cold, misty and windy.
As we arrived in Monterey I made a horrible discovery – my wife’s passport was missing. It had been in my computer bag ... now gone!
As I replayed the last few hours in my mind I knew when it happened.
We decided that Amtrak train travel overnight from Portland to Salinas would be a new experience. The adventure was nostalgic and pleasantly enjoyable.
Taking me back to my days of travelling to and from boarding school in the 1960's in Southern Africa … where we endured three days on the train getting to school and three days getting back ... three times a year! One and a half times around the world!
We spent time in Portland Oregon to visit a son I hadn’t seen for six years. Been married for five years and we’d never met his wife!