Putting out a call for famous landmarks is a double-edged sword. On the plus side, everyone’s got a picture of a landmark somewhere. On the downside, everyone has a picture of a landmark somewhere.
There is nowhere in the world quite like the Galapagos Islands. And it’s hardly surprising – you wouldn’t expect the place that shaped Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution to be just another run of the mill travel destination, would you?
‘It feels like I’m not supposed to be here’: my first thought as the Galapagos Islands appeared through the aeroplane window.
Floating halfway between the US to the north and Latin America to the south sits Cuba, an isle of intrigue, romance and politics quite unlike any other. There are rousing rhythms, dancing in cobblestone streets (for real), wafting cigar smoke, a bounty of beaches and a Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack to accompany every style of journey.
If you’re an American who thought you’d never be able to get to Cuba, it’s time to rethink your thinking.
When cookbook author Tessa Kiros turned 18 she left home in South Africa to travel and learn more about the world. She spent her twenties working in different restaurants and with families in London, Sydney, Mexico and Athens, finding mentors to lead her through the twisting paths of global gastronomy.