Author Archives: Richard Griffith

About Richard Griffith

My first independent travel experience was a trip to Israel, in 1997, it was here that I caught the 'travel' bug! In 2001 I took an 8-month sabbatical and traveled around South East Asia. Since then I have managed to visit most of Eastern Europe along with India, Bangladesh, and a few other destinations in between. I love travel and I love meeting new people.

“If you don’t have a Lebanese friend, go and find one.”

Lebanon, home to a glorious national cuisine, a string of sexy beach resorts and the Middle East’s most glamorous, hedonistic city (Beirut), this is also a country where the fiery orators and fierce foot soldiers of Hezbollah are based, and … Continue reading

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Food for thought and a feast for the senses (& the stomach).

The diminutive Mediterranean country of Lebanon is a fascinating nexus point of the Middle East and the West; of Christianity and Islam; of tradition and modernity. It’s a place where culture, family and religion are all-important, but where sectarian violence … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Public Transport – the lack of!

Apart from the excellent bus and metro systems in San Juan, transportation in Puerto Rico is heavily dependent on the motor car. Road congestion, all over the island, at peak times, is horrific. Rail transport in Puerto Rico can be … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico.

“Puerto Rico: Scented by slow roasted pork and sea breezes, and coloured by swashbuckling history: this sun-washed medley of Spanish and American influences is a paradise-seeker’s pleasure dome.” Lonely Planet – Puerto Rico. San Juan. Old San Juan is a … Continue reading

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La República Dominicana – part one.

Last year (2018) I visited Cuba, a country which shares many similarities to The Dominican Republic. This will probably come as no surprise as they are obviously, geographically speaking, very close to each other. As with both countries, I thought … Continue reading

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Chihuahua, capital of Mexico’s biggest state, is a quirky but pleasant combination of norteño character, revolutionary history and bohemian studenty hangouts. Many travelers use it only as an overnight stop before or after riding the Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacífico, but Chihuahua … Continue reading

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Creel – Zip Lining.

The Copper Canyon’s main tourism centre, Creel is actually no more than a low-key highland town strung out along the railway line. It’s a very likable place, surrounded by pine forests and interesting rock formations and it boasts several good … Continue reading

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Copper Canyon Railway – El Fuerte to Creel.

The simply breathtaking highland scenery in the Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre) region is nature on a very grand scale indeed. Of everything there is to see in northern Mexico, nothing comes close to the Copper Canyon, with its astonishing … Continue reading

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Los Mochis to El Fuerte.

A budget is a budget. My 2018/19 trip to Latin America will not be cheap. This is partly down to the poor exchange rate, and partly down to this years destinations. As well as Mexico, my trip will also include … Continue reading

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La Paz to Los Mochis.

As the sun sets on La Paz, so draws the end of my travels in Baja California (Mexico). It has been an amazing journey. It truly is an extremely diverse and beautiful part of Mexico, and I’m so pleased that … Continue reading

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