Sunday, 30 June 2013

Goodbye Google Reader

A home amongst the gum trees

If you’re still reading in Google Reader, today is it’s very last day.  I’ve moved my readings over to Bloglovin but I’ve heard ok things about Feedly as well. If you want to keep up with this little blog of mine and you’re still using Reader, now is the time to move.

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Simon’s Sista Saw elsewhere

Thanks

Friday, 28 June 2013

Caye Levisa, Cuba


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Paradise. My first swim in the Carribbean.  A day trip from ViƱales, off the north coast of Cuba. A day spent in equal parts in the water and seeking shade on land.  Card games were played, daiquiri frappes were enjoyed, books read and handstands judged.  A day where I would not change a thing.
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This trip was included in itinerary for the tour I did – Gecko’s 9 day Vintage Cuba.  It was a great trip although I do wish I’d done the longer tour that included Santiago De Cuba.
Pictures taken using a Panasonic FT20 waterproof camera which died shortly their after and was replaced by a Panasonic TS25 in Panama)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Home Once More

 

{Wandering the Malecon, Havana}
I am there. I am without one of my own but I am there all the same.  I am splitting my time between my parent’s farm in Gippsland, my brother’s place in the suburbs and friends’ places in the inner city.  I’m updating my CV and interviewing for jobs. I’m thinking about where I might like to flat hunt (but not actually flat hunting), thinking about what car I might like to buy (but not actually buying a car).  I’m also revelling in the free time I’m afforded.  I’m swimming laps for fun, I’m meeting friends for coffee, I’m having solo coffee dates, I’m exploring Melbourne and I’m just enjoying each day.

The trip itself was fantastic – I saw so much and missed so much more.  Two months is no where near long enough to really see all I wanted to in Central America but it was i budgeted for and enough to get a taste for it.  Cuba and Guatemala the highlights, Honduras the pleasant surprise.  Mexico & Belize were barely touched, more just passed through whilst El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama were also wonderful.  I showed my new camera some love and now have 2,500+ colourful photos to sort through. Bare with me on this one, it could take a while.