This is my style of Blogging, where you will find Road Trips, Campervanning, Cooking, Music, Tradition, Travelling off the beaten track - though my eyes. So it’s clear I have a passion for travel and a love for exotic food. Taking photos, leaving foot prints, stealing kisses & giving hugs.......
San Pedro Lake Atitlan
The town has many places for backpackers, many people have stayed her for years. You either like it or you don't, but its worth a visit as there are many hikes to villages, coffee tours and volcano's from here.
Bars and food for everyone, if you over do it on booze, you can also find plenty of herbal tea's, juice bars and yoga classes.
Hairpin turns down 700 m to San Pedro, coming from Xela in a Chicken bus not for the fainthearted 3 point turns required to get the bus round!
San Pedro, Church & Plaza
Coffee beans drying - You can do your own coffee tour
Only an hour from Ibague.
The geographical setting of the village comprises a series of mountain slopes, where articulate small flat areas formed by materials in rainy seasons, that are located in the foothills and have permanent water of small creeks which running perpendicular to the direction of geographic valley sense. The area around San Juan Valley is composed of fertile soil in which valleys and plains are denoted and where you can see large crops of corn; its main agricultural product. There are also rivers and streams that punctuate the landscape with a forest of medium height.
Fruit for sale on the road to San Juan
Main road to San Juan
Nice beach, few people and Cubans, can get busy at Cuban holiday time, is a nice place to relax.
You can make this a day trip, 65km northwest of Viñales and is attached to the mainland by a causeway.
You can ask your casa owner in Vinales to book a taxi to take you and arrange a time to return.
View from resturant
Taxi from Viñales $15 cuc each, (5 people) for 6 hours on the beach.
Food 8 cuc, Beer $1.50, Mojito $2.50.
Where you get drooped off and walk on to the beach at Cayo Jutias, you can walk to the right along the beach and though a tiny mangrove covered area and find the beach above.
At some point a filter is a good idea as it can make your photos more intense and reduces reflections and deepens blue skies if used properly, that photo-shop can not do.
"Photography is still a learning curve, for me - meaning an excuse to travel and experiment"
My latest accessories: 1. Panasonic 52 mm Lumix G Neutral Density Filter DMW-LND52E. Use to reduce light entering the camera in extremely sunny conditions. (ND8) Filter reduces the amount of light to 1/8th without affecting colour balance. Best used in very bright sunlight, to prevent overexposure (whitish photos especially the sky that will lack contrast) This will allow the use of wider aperture or slower shutter speed.
First play with Panasonic 52 mm Lumix G Neutral Density Filter DMW-LND52E
See: Full waterfall in large Image(Note: overexposed at the top of the fall, as sunlight was not at 90 deg to the camera but direct to the waterfall) 2. Panasonic 52 mm Lumix PL Filter (Circular polarizing) helps to reduce refl…