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On March 28, I sailed on a 10-day "Cuba Intensive" cruise with Azamara. The following video is my own interpretation of a medley of traditional songs (I play the piano by ear, it's my hobby), and the video will show you photos I took during the cruise.
Some of the photos may only be of interest to me (like the house where I grew up), but the beauty of Cuba is undeniable. What a treat it was!
---A while back I asked about taking a bike with me to Cuba . . . a gift for my girlfriend. Most of that is in part I of my story. When I first weighed the bike in box it was around 40 lbs . . . so I thought I would add a few things--- 4 or 5 packs of Starbucks coffee, and 10 packs of that Charmin soft toilet paper I like so much . . . I thought it would be good padding and also useful when I got there. The last time I visited my friend (I have been staying at his house for over 10 years now)…
Just back from a month in Oriente. Nothing super exciting to say, but thought I’d post as there are a few new things going on. As in – they weren’t going on when we were there in October and I haven't noticed them being mentioned in other reports, but do excuse me if this is all old news.
If you go left at the bottom of Enramadas on to La Alameda, there is a new café/restaurant/bar with seating outside and a screen showing music videos. It’s called m’Ka and is open 24 hours. They do a decent…
Raúl Castro Prepares to Resign as Cuba’s President, Closing a Dynasty
By AZAM AHMED
April 18, 2018
HAVANA — Raúl Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel 12 years ago and led Cuba through some of its biggest changes in decades, is expected to step down on Thursday and hand power to someone outside the Castro dynasty for the first time since the Cuban revolution more than half a century ago.
During his two terms as president, Mr. Castro, 86, opened up his Communist country to a small but…
planning a dance focused trip to Havana this summer with my teenage daughter. Looking for info and experiences around dance classes/ courses geared towards beginners with local dance instructors partnering in classes. And yes looking info to really dance and trying to avoid any possible misunderstandings around women/men/ dance. What is the scene like? What do I need to be prepared for and is this a good idea?