Journeying Off The Beaten Track into the Wild Dominican Jungle

This is a continuation (part 4) to the most ridiculous travel day in my history of travelling. You may wish to read the previous entries: – The Start of the Most Ridiculous Travel Day I’ve Ever Experienced – The Road to Nowhere: Driving into the Unknown in Dominica – Racing around Roseau with No Money:… Read More

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Should You Hire A Car in The Gambia?

I love hiring cars when I travel. There’s just something about the freedom that they offer that makes me feel alive. As my preferred method of travel, I tend to hire a car everywhere I go, and so when I came to booking my trip to The Gambia, it will come as no surprise that… Read More

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The Road to Nowhere: Driving into the Unknown in Dominica

I felt a knot of excitement develop in my stomach as land came into view outside my round plane window. I could see a roughed coastline which consisted of a mixture of black boulders and valiant cliff-faces. The shoreline was wild and remote. I couldn’t see a single hint of development. In-between rocky outcrops lay… Read More

Monday, 13 April 2020

The Start of the Most Ridiculous Travel Day I’ve Ever Experienced

We trundled along the smooth tarmac and I stared hopefully out of the rear minivan window at the dark clouds that engulfed the sky around us. It was our second attempt at leaving Barbados. Yesterday a tropical storm had struck the windward islands, journeying to the south of Barbados. Despite not hitting the island directly,… Read More

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Stranded in a Tropical Storm in Barbados

The departures board flashed red and I stifled a sigh. Delayed. Even worse, it didn’t say how long the flight was delayed for. The departure board was an array of red now with a cluster of flights delayed. Well, they don’t say Liat is an acronym for ‘leave islands any time’ for nothing. Outside the… Read More

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Glimpsing Another Side of Barbados: The Calm Before the Storm

“We need to pull-over. I have so much sand in my pants.” Lewis complained. After being dragged around in the Caribbean sea by a huge wave, Lewis was left dishevelled and apparently with a mountain of sand in his pants. I couldn’t even begin to imagine how uncomfortable that was. We were currently trundling along… Read More

Saturday, 4 April 2020