Tip of the day: Cuba

12 11 2008

…sent in by recent visitee to Havana and surounds, Felicity Cumming.

‘For girls, the tighter, the brighter, the better. But watch out for men with belt buckles – the bigger the buckle, the more danger you’re in!’

And here’s the pix to prove it…

The tighter…



The brighter…badslogan1partycuba1

The belt buckle…



Dressing for the Caribbean

3 10 2008

Have just been recommended a great site on the Caribbean Islands, called Definitive Caribbean. The site has a packing and dress code section for each island. Check out the nudity links – on many of the islands it’s against the law. And take something dressy for evening dining, festive season or carnival wear. Here’s the DC lowdown:

  • Dominican Republic – same advice for Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Caymans, Curacao, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, St Maartin, St Vincent, Tobago, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands.
  • Antigua – don’t wear camouflage gear, it’s illegal!
  • Bahamas – dress up up for festive season… men, take a jacket and tie.
  • Barbados – no camouflage, no nudity, and no incoming meat products!
  • Cuba – casual by day, party by night.
  • Dominica – excellent hiking terrain here so pack your trail gear.
  • Jamaica – take something warm for staying up in the Blue Mountains.
  • Nevis/St Kitts and Trinidad  – all camouflage-free zones.
  • Saba – take a jacket for hiking up Mt Scenery.
  • St Barths – chic, sexy, designery, it’s even dressy on the beach!

Hopefully more to come on local dress codes soon. The national dress of some islands looks great! Pretty white flowing dresses, petticoats, colourful headscarves and straw hats. And that’s just the men! (only kidding.)