Take my statisticians out to the ball game

I made a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY recently and it was possibly the most informative, well-presented, decorated and organised museum I’ve yet seen.  Every display was flush with memorabilia, photos, information and stats – many, many, many stats.  The stats were compiled into interesting lists or graphs in a … Continue reading

La House of Ron

When it comes to spirits, I enjoy a rum and coke as much as the next man. Rum is my preferred spirit but I’m far from a connoisseur and I don’t really even like it straight. I’m the kind of guy that probably doesn’t belong in Antigua’s famed House of Rum, but destiny had plans … Continue reading

The Shire has come to Guatemala

About an hour’s drive away from Guatemala’s old capital, Antigua, there is a modest, tranquil vegan bar on the top of a mountain. The views of neighbouring volcanoes are stunning, the drinks sound like Middle Earth, and the front door is round, in the style of little folk. This is Hobbitenango – the perfect place … Continue reading