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Murder on the salsa dancefloor

Murder on the salsa dancefloor

It’s after 10 on Wednesday night and the place is almost deserted. It’s just me, a French fellow I’ve just met named Christophe and a huddled table of Ecuadorians downing tequila shots. Welcome to La Mesa, Cuenca’s hottest salsa club – and unfortunately we’re a little early. Time to learn salsa The music is right [...]

5 top adventure activities to do in Cozumel  

5 top adventure activities to do in Cozumel

We had to decide which island to visit. Holbox, Isla Mujeres or Cozumel. All are situated off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and each local we met tried to persuade us to go to a different island. ‘Isla Mujeres is beautiful, you MUST go.’ ‘Holbox is so different and laid-back, that’s the place to be!’ [...]

Hunting perfect Cuban cigars  

Hunting perfect Cuban cigars

The first thing I notice about Cuba is the colours. Every shade on the spectrum is brighter here, darker here and more sharply defined than any place I’ve ever been. The sky is stark blue, the clouds are baking flour white, and the jungle is so green my eyes struggle to pick the palms from [...]

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