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Cuba A Family Affair

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My 3rd visit to Cuba, this time with my 17 year old daughter for 2 weeks. We only booked our flight's 2 & 1/2 weeks before. Direct with Virgin Atlantic (Gatwick - Havana) the price was good as this is the so called hurricane season and brought our travel card's from www.visacuba.com. No need to put a name of a hotel on travel card anymore and was not asked where we was staying or for onward tickets when we arrived in Havana. I was budgeting around £100.00 a day for the two of us, including staying in Casa's, travel, tours, food and drinks.
At the airport I drew some cash from the ATM upstairs, the charge was 3 cuc per 100

Havana

I knew a Casa 'Casa Alex' in Barrio Chino Havana, that I have stayed in many times before and took the taxi from the airport for 25 cuc. The casa is very clean, good food and location 25 cuc per night. We had dinner and a beer in barrio chino before a quick walk around the old part of Havana before crashing out. The casa owner arranged a…

Taking Creative Panoramic Photos With Samsung Galaxy S2

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When taking photos in the panoramic mode, the camera takes 8 shoots as you sweep the phone left to right or from up to down, following direction of the arrow, keeping the image in the green square on the screen. Once completed the camera then stitches the images together to make one panoramic image. You can take images with the phone up-right or on it's side for different width image. As with phone images they are poor quality for printing, but it's a bit of fun, you can be creative and is OK for putting on your wall. It's trial and error to get a good image/stitch, you can stop though the pan between snaps, but only for a few seconds as the camera will clear and be ready to restart.    
As I was panning, I would  stop so Juliana would take her next position before I would pan a little further.  (This image has been cropped) 
Here I panned as Juliana running though the strawberry field.
Girls playing in the street.
Working/playing with youngsters is a good way to kit fit,…

Contay British WW1 Cemetery

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Visiting the grave of my great uncle; Joseph Wilkins, Rank: Private, Regiment: Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry who Died 30/11/1916 Age 20.  Grave Ref VII A. 30. Son of Alfred and Ann Wilkins, of Gt. Missenden Bucks. 
Contay is a tiny village between Amiens and Arras, the cemetery is in a peaceful location witch lies on the road to Franvillers D23. Somme France.  Coordinates: N49 59.921’ E002 28.967’ 
 The fallen remembered and not forgotten 

Entrance to Cemetery
Gravestone

Joseph Wilkins sat-down 
Images From: The Wilkins Collection

San Marino

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Day trip from Rimini with my daughter, The old town  'San Marino' is sat on top of Mount Titano 750 meters and can be seen from Rimini,


Cable car (Image Tilt & Shift)


Restaurant with panoramic views

Rimini

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Jodie my daughter suggested meeting me here. Is internationally renowned for its beaches and is mainly Italians who come here and makes it more interesting for tourists coming from abroad.  The campsite in Ribabella also was mainly Italians and was relaxed and friendly.

Private Italian beach with umbrellas and sunbeds  

Seafood and pasta


Rimini old town is a cycling City, more people on bicycles than walking.


Market day