Category Archives: Travels

Monday’s Gem of the Day

When we were in Bonaire in 2018, we had lunch at one of the food trucks along the beach by the airport. We went back there several times during our stay because the burgers were so tasty. We were sad … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Gem of the Day

I cannot resist. Today’s gem is the turtle who swam by us. We were swimming into shore after a wonderful dive at a dive site called Windsock when the turtle crossed our path.

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Coral Paradise Resort

The Gem of the Day is the Coral Paradise Resort where we are staying. Murray and I think this is the only place to stay in Bonaire. The resort is owned by two Canadians, Caroline and Vincent. They are great … Continue reading

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Bonaire in May

Surprise! We are in Bonaire! Our friend B wanted to go diving really bad and asked if we wanted to go to Bonaire. After considering for about 3 seconds, we said sure! We then contacted our Syracuse, New York friends … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Cuba

Final thoughts on our Cuban experience. The people make a country and the people here in Cuban are friendly, smiling and helpful. They are very willing to teach a couple of Canadians abit of Spanish or direct them to the … Continue reading

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Day Two in Trinidad

Breakfast is at 8:00 this morning and the ladies have prepared a feast for us. For Murray, they bring out a ham and melted cheese sandwich, an omelette, a small loaf of bread, mango marmalade and tea. For me, they … Continue reading

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Trinidad, Cuba

There are dogs in Cuba. Street dogs, not many but a few feral animals that scrounge food from the few scrapes that are about. And they are very strange looking dogs. Small, short legs, and long bodies. It looks like … Continue reading

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Off to Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad, Cuba is our destination today. Omelio, the owner of Casa Mercy Hostal in Santa Clara has arranged a taxi to take us there. An 85 km journey for $50USD, and fortunately not down the National Highway. It takes about … Continue reading

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Excitement on the National Road

Today started out with Debbie explaining to me that the pineapples here are small and the meat is white rather than the golden colour we are used to. Yesterday the other fruit fact I learned is, in Cuba, papaya is … Continue reading

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The Garden of the Queen

We spend a week aboard the Avalon IV, a combined fishing and scuba dive boat. An odd combination of sportspeople: fishers who, basically, torture a fish trying to catch it and divers who love and protect fish. Some of the … Continue reading

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