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Graeme and I holidayed in Punta Cana in December 2009 (2009 Dominican Republic blog entries) This time around, it was my wife and I who were hoping to enjoy a bit of warmth and sunshine away from Ottawa’s snow-covered landscape. … Continue reading
Butterflies – White Peacock – Anartia jatrophae Above photograph from our trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in November 2009.
Commerce and trade with Cuba – my observations on the future of this island nation. Educationally, I hold an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing. I’m retired from the normal working world. Now, I carry a camera around with me … Continue reading
Pope Benedict XVI at the Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba During his three day visit to the island nation of Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI will be delivering mass to likely tens of thousands of followers on Wednesday, March 28th … Continue reading
Varadero, Cuba – Flora and Fauna During our visit to Varadero, Cuba I didn’t see all of the species of birds, reptiles and plants that were there and photographed even fewer species. Many of the species have been included in … Continue reading
Varadero, Cuba – Heading home Our pick-up for the flight home was scheduled for pretty early in the morning so we were up before sunrise. We were supposed to have a wake-up call, breakfast delivered to our room and porter … Continue reading
Nightly Stage Show – Barcelo Marina Palace – Varadera, Cuba Each night, the resort’s auditorium was filled to capacity for the nightly stage show. We had gone to a few of them and this particular evening I was outside the … Continue reading
Barcelo Premium-Marina Palace, Varadero, Cuba Barcelo Premium – Cayo Libertad-Royal Island, Varadero, Cuba We were staying at the adult-only island complex referred to as Barcelo Cayo Libertad or the Royal Island. Barcelo Cayo Libertad occupies an island at the extreme … Continue reading
Cuban Taxis – A step back in time ( Varadero sampling) There are plenty of interesting reasons to visit Cuba especially when there is snow on the ground in Canada and Cuban weather is +25C or better.
Looking out over the Barcelo Premium Marina Palace Resort – Varadero, Cuba It felt like a great day for a bit of a climb so I took my Nikon D300 and my 10.5mm fisheye lens up to the top of … Continue reading