Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In Varadero, Cuba

Varadero has a split personality, it is where many people spend the last couple of days of their holiday as a place to wind down and relax after the frantic city life of Havana, but it is also the all inclusive destination of choice in Cuba.  If you have just arrived off the Transtur bus from Havana, the clean wide streets, with flat pavements and no one stood around hassling you to take a taxi will be a sweet relief.  Perhaps the most exciting thing you will find here is a supermarket, but just double check the price the cashier asks you for your shop. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In Varadero, Cuba”

South African Winelands

I dipped my toes into the pool and I was in heaven.  A glass of cool  Chenin Blanc perched next to me, as I immersed myself in the valley of vines.

Why South Africa?

With over 60 different wine regions, South Africa is a great place to indulge.  The cool, arid conditions brought about by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meeting at the southern tip of Africa has created the perfect mediterranean style climate for growing vines, ensuring the grapes grow slowly; creating a more intense flavour.   South Africa is the 9th largest wine producer in the world and produces over 450 million litres of wine per year. Continue reading “South African Winelands”