Joanna Reeves

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  • In search of mountain gorillas in Rwanda

    In search of mountain gorillas in Rwanda

    April 11th, 2019Joanna Reeves
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    If they charge, don’t run – they’ll run after you. We’re on the fringes of the mist-shrouded Virunga Mountains, when guide Frances pauses to brief our group of trekkers on Rwanda’s most famous resident: the mountain gorilla. We must keep seven metres away from the animals. We should avoid eye contact with the silverback. If…

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  • Visiting the pools of Semuc Champey

    Visiting the pools of Semuc Champey

    February 1st, 2019Joanna Reeves
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    Semuc Champey is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Guatemala. This incredible series of turquoise pools is set across a natural limestone bridge, hidden among dense jungle 12km southeast of Lanquín. You can work your way from the top of the rocky staircase to the bottom, bathing in the shallow pools fed by the…

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  • The best restaurants in Havana, Cuba

    The best restaurants in Havana, Cuba

    January 21st, 2019Joanna Reeves
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    The culinary landscape of Havana is shifting. While Cuba is not typically known as a gastronomic destination, a new wave of innovative restaurants is putting the capital on the foodie map for the first time. Most of the talk is around paladars (privately owned restaurants), which are growing in number since Raul Castro’s economic reform programme…

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