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Miriam Dunningham
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I love my family, travel, meeting people from all cultures, reading, music, photography, walking and hiking and loads of other things, oh, and did I mention travel? I love life and want to make the most of mine.
I love my family, travel, meeting people from all cultures, reading, music, photography, walking and hiking and loads of other things, oh, and did I mention travel? I love life and want to make the most of mine.

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Salsa lesson in Cuba
Poor girl, you could see it written all over her face - "Oh, no! Not another group of stiff uncoordinated Europeans!"  Here we were crammed into a tiny dance studio on the main street of Vinales for a salsa lesson. Our instructor's task was to teach our gro...

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Cuban tobacco farm and Cuevas del Indio, Vinales
If there is one smell I like it is the smell of a lit cigar.  I can't stand the smell of cigarettes and move away if anyone smokes one near me but when there is a cigar smoker nearby, I move closer. It's amazing how different two forms of tobacco can smell....

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Vinales, Cuba - A jewel in the countryside
Lunch...plates and plates of food! (photo E. Eastwood) Don't go to Cuba just for Havana, thrilling and all as it is, get out and see the country, it has so much to offer. And that is why my friend and I joined ten other people to begin an Intrepid Tour of t...

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On the trail of Ernest Hemingway - Havana
If America's esteemed novelist, Ernest Hemingway, had created himself as a character in a novel that character would barely seem plausible. Lets face it this larger than life, swash buckling, war correspondent, bull fighting fan, deep sea fisher, big game h...

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The Classic Cars of Cuba
Go to Cuba and you will think you have walked into an all encompassing car museum. Today one of Cuba's biggest tourism draw cards is the classic cars filling the streets. They are an example of something born of hardship and necessity eventually becoming a ...

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Cuba - You've stolen my heart
Cuba!  It is near impossible to aptly describe  the atmosphere of this amazing country.  Picture a place where sunlight shafts down into narrow streets lined with colourful but crumbling plaster buildings, where you dodge huge 1950's Chevrolets  competing f...

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Craft Beer - Smog City Brewing
Over the last few years  growth in the craft beer industry has been phenomenal. In 1980 there were just three craft beer breweries in New Zealand, now there are currently more than 90 listed on the Brewers Guild website.   Not only have small commercial bre...

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California Dreaming
It's always great fun to meet up with family or friends when you are overseas so my short stop over in Los Angeles was the perfect excuse to meet up with family friends, Laurie and Jonathon. Manhattan Beach Pier I arrived at my hotel on Hermosa Beach late a...

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Luscious Peaches - and two peach recipes
This year my minuscule, dwarf, peach tree is simply dripping with peaches, I have lost count of the number.  I planted the tree just 18 months ago and my first harvest consisted of only four so it is a thrill this year to go out each day and pick one or mor...
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