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One Day In Old San Juan Puerto Rico.

One Day In Old San Juan Puerto Rico.

As you wander the characteristic blue cobblestone streets and around the small plazas that dot the fortified city, you can’t help but constantly look up at the kaleidoscope of colours of the beautifully preserved colonial buildings. The little city manages to create an atmosphere which can be both sleepy and vibrant.  This is the atmosphere of Puerto Rico. Laid back and very colourful.…
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The Corn Islands. Nicaragua’s Caribbean Secret

The Corn Islands. Nicaragua’s Caribbean Secret

When people talk about The Corn Islands, their eyes light up. “Imagine what the Caribbean was like 50 years ago, before the crowds and the resorts?” they say. If you are happy to hang your hammock and wile away the afternoon with a few quiet rums and wait for the fisherman to bring the daily catch of lobster in. Snorkel from…
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REVIEW Sea Star Spa Resort. Corn Island, Nicaragua

REVIEW Sea Star Spa Resort. Corn Island, Nicaragua

REVIEW Sea Star Spa Resort. Sea Star Spa is a luxury resort located at Long Bay on the southern tip of Corn Island, Nicaragua. Corn Island sits 70kms to the east of the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast and is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets, not for long though! Our stay coincided with the end of the low season when most…
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The Complete Vieques Island Destination Guide

The Complete Vieques Island Destination Guide

We have been living on Vieques Island for the past 6 months, house sitting. This does not make us locals, nor does it make us tourists! We fall somewhere in between. What it does make us is somewhat of authoritarians in so far as what you might want to know as a tourist or what it is like to live here.…
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Exploring The Central Playa Grande Ruins- Vieques Island

Exploring The Central Playa Grande Ruins- Vieques Island

 If you want something to do on Vieques Island other than lazing around on pristine Caribbean beaches, head into the jungle in search of some 19th century ruins. From the early 1800’s until its closure in the early 1940’s when the Navy expropriated nearly 80% of Vieques Island for the war effort, The Central Playa Grande Sugar Mill was once the production…
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A Weekend In St Croix- US Virgin Islands

A Weekend In St Croix- US Virgin Islands

Taking advantage of some cheap airfares and our current house sitting location we headed to St Croix in the area of the Caribbean known as the US Virgin Islands. A quick 20 min island hop from Vieques in a small 10 seater Caravan (for the princely sum of $100 return) we headed over for the Jump Up Festival held four times…
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Cockfighting-The Gentleman’s Sport of Puerto Rico.

Cockfighting-The Gentleman’s Sport of Puerto Rico.

We have had some experience with cockfighting before, but only in the illegal sense. Sheepishly standing on tiptoes, peering over the shoulders of dubious looking men in a seedy back yard venue deep in the Mekong of Vietnam. Straining to get a glimpse over small circles of men that would crowd the action in the back of a small village market…
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This Wasn’t In The Brochure! The Reality Of Island Living.

This Wasn’t In The Brochure! The Reality Of Island Living.

When people in the “normal world” imagine living on a tropical island they picture a lifestyle offered in all too many glossy brochures or of holidays past. They are secretly envious of your life and I mean let’s face it, why shouldn’t they be – We live in holiday land! For a short period, as house sitters we will be honorary members of…
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