Havana, Cuba

Posted Posted in Caribbean, Virtual Travel Tales

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Yo grito, tu gritas, todos gritamos por el helado! Leroy and I have made a virtual dash for Cuba for the express purpose of eating ice cream. Helado, in Spanish. It’ll all make sense in a minute. Especially when I mention that the temperature is […]

Tétouan, Morocco

Posted Posted in Africa, Virtual Travel Tales

The result of 800 years of migrations from north Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, Tétouan in northern Morocco was Leroy’s pick for today’s virtual trip. Off the main tourist route, the distinctive whitewashed buildings spill down the foothills of the Rif Mountains towards the Mediterranean, not quite reaching the sea. Cypresses and cork trees, along […]

Valletta, Malta

Posted Posted in Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

Leroy’s niece Celestine turned 16 yesterday and, to celebrate, we’ve whisked her away to Malta today, along with the rest of her immediate family. Leroy’s sister Stephanie and her youngest son Valentin came with us to Estonia earlier this year, but the rest of the family hadn’t travelled outside French Guiana before, virtually or otherwise. […]

Austria

Posted Posted in Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

It’s been 23 years since I was last in Austria but, since I didn’t come to the university city of Graz as a backpacker, I can’t tell you if it has changed much in that time. Although I’m pretty certain there wouldn’t have been many, if any, excellent minimalist coffee dispensaries then. Leroy and I […]