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Back to winter in the Rockies

It was cold. It was freezing. But we were in the rockies and there was so much to explore. They had recently opened moraine lake, close to lake Louise, so with a few keen hikers from the hostel I rented a car and we made our way over. At 1884 meters altitude it was even colder…

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See you at the Malecon

Every guidebook talks about the famous Malecon in Havana. In my head this was the center of life in Cuba, with people catching up, music playing and full of life. I expected the Cuban version of a street along one of the beaches in the Costas in Spain. I expected restaurants and bars. I expected people…

The fields looked amazing in the orange dirt

If you don’t have a destination, you’re never lost

Before I had ever set foot on Cuban soil, I had an idea of how certain places would be and how I would explore them. Often, things turn out to be very different from what you expected, but one day in Vinales things happened exactly the way I had imagined them. Vinales is a small…

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Into the clouds

Every time I think summer is about to start, it changes to miserable, rainy days again. It is not exactly warm and sunny in Whistler yet. After sitting inside staring at my computer for two days I just had to get out though. They had recently opened up some hiking trails on Blackcomb mountain, so together…

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Go caramelo!

There are many ways to explore Vinales. Since we’d explored the surroundings by foot already, it was time to be creative and find another way. We’d seen some ATV’s on the side of the road. They looked brand new. It was worth checking out. The owner said they were only for organized tours, but he…

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Travelling within the restrictions

Travelling in Cuba was very different from travelling in any other country I’ve visited. There are a lot of rules when it comes to tourists. How much of it all is true and how much is legend I still don’t really know. Tourists have separate transportation and you were not allowed to travel with the…