Impressions of Jamaica

Jamaica is a beautiful green island. Its hills, rivers and lagoons are breath taking. Despite poverty, crime and many husslers in the streets, the relaxed Rastafari spirit of peace, hope and one love is still deeply rooted in the land. Far off the main roads the real soul of Jamaica shows. People here mean “Man…

Caribbean Dreams – Lonely Islands, Lobster, Lagerfeuer

In the harbour of Cienfuegos I met the Swedish Captn Fredrik and his crew of the sailing yacht “Fairwinds“. A young group of seven cool travellers who sail around  the Carribean Islands on the 57feet steel ketch. Their next trip leads to Jamaica and they will leave the next morning. Fredrik offers to queeze me…

Good to know for travelling in Cuba

-The app “maps:me” offers a great offline map for free. Hostels, casas particulares, restaurants, bus stops and sights are visible. Since internet is only available in certain places, this app becomes particularly usefull in Cuba. This app makes it almost too easy to get arround. -Buying internet cards in the official stores is cheaper than on…

Eat and drink in Cuba

In Cuba you have the choice to pay for the exspensive “tourist food” ,which is not necessarily better, or the cheap food the Cubans eat. Always ask for the price before eating. Look at the menus, because the places for Cubans set their prices in Cup. It is usefull to exchange some “tourist money” (CUC)…

Critical Walls of Cuba – Urban Art

Painting, Spraying, Drawing on the old walls of Cuba is not really illegal. Infrastructure is for everyone. Houses are administrated by the government and people earn the right to live in them. There is no such thing as private property where one can do what he wants without applying for permission. A paradise for urban…