Sayeh's Latest Offerings
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Oct 1, 2012 10:11 AM Last Post By: siemprepatty
Sep 24, 2012 11:01 PM
Sayeh's Latest OfferingsFrom my compatriot from the deep north see her latest 2 entries - Cuba - the new black which is a nice intro to what casa particulares are all about for those yet to experience this form of accomodation and
Cuba - meeting family life which should also strike a chord with the more experienced travellers here.
Outside, the neighbours might be arguing, playing pirated reggaeton CDs to offset the television, playing chess, playing ball games, playing dominoes, or simply sitting observing the street. Come to think of it, I guess that’s melding. It can be very noisy. As with eggs, in Cuba, you have to like noisy.
Some lovely pics also!
Sep 25, 2012 5:15 PM
Sep 25, 2012 6:30 PM
I'm liking your blog Sayeh.
Looks like we had a close encounter in Mexico City. After spending a week in San Miguel we checked into the Hotel Majestic on the Zocalo this May 1 past. We had a high room overlooking the square. It was quite the event.
Sep 25, 2012 6:44 PM
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Sep 25, 2012 6:57 PM
5S_R - yes it was an event, and I admit to being very, very sentimental about May Day, showing my age I guess. When I got back to Cuba and showed the photos to my bloke he just commented along the lines of 'you call that a desfile?'
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Sep 27, 2012 12:48 PM
11I enjoy your blog as well sayeh. I can relate to the part about family being so close socially, friends are always abit on the outside of that family situation.
When I visited friends, I tended to make assumptions that certain people in the house were family, when in fact, they weren't or friends were family etc. They don't give you much information about family dynamics.
My Cuban goddaughter's family are a mystery to me. I am sure they have lots of siblings, new ones pop up now and then, but unless you ask, they don't tell.
My boyfriend's Cuban family that live in the US now, mainly stick together, although some has Latin American friends. One girl goes to a Mormon church and has alot of church friends, which is very different. In some ways, she is more American that way, than anyone else in the family.
Your insight into family life and life in Cuba is great, keep up the good work/good writing.
Oct 1, 2012 10:11 AM
12Yes, I believe I commented before. All I can say is that once one knows some "demented old women," it is really quite hard to find the humour in a not-so-old person with her faculties mainly all there, using that description.
Of course I don't expect you to change it, but I can say that I don't like it, and find it demeaning and offensive, can't I? Well, I just did....
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