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... the country, Cuba lost $6 billion in economic aid, 10 million tons of oil, and $6 billion worth of imported goods per year. All the while, the U.S. tightened the embargo. To survive the Special Period, Cuba implemented a number of measures including using crop inter-planting to lower the need for pesticides, converting sugar mills into power plants rather than relying on oil, and producing government television programs teaching people how to grow their own vegetable ...
... the angklung, a traditional Indonesian percussion instrument. The instruments were donated by the Indonesian Embassy in 2006, and at the time no one knew how to play them. The group’s conductor, Eugenio Silva, stepped up to the challenge, eventually writing an instruction book for the angklung and opening three programs across Cuba for primary-school children to learn the instrument.
Among its repertoire of 60 arrangements, ...
... the bike taxis we have in central London. Our tour took us around historic squares and churches and into local artists galleries; one artist had bronze statues of local characters in the square, one of which was in situ to pose for pictures with his statue cast fifteen years before. There were also brightly coloured paintings inside and many of us picked up a painting or print there. Also in the square was a man selling money, to be precise ...
... guidebooks. We talk about a competition that is being planned in holguin province in february, hes arranged a casa for me, and a friends restaurant is across the street, I couldnt ask for a warmer welcome. We go for some food and talk more im pretty sure he should be at his work and throughout the morning when he offers to stay longer I ask if he needs to go to work, but hes chilled about it. He also brought with him 2 american climbing magazines and is very excited ...
... to that place. To avoid the astronomically high prices demanded by the greedy taxi drivers, we had the owner of our casa particulares help us searching an affordable taxi. Unfortunately all taxi drivers demanded awfully high sums from her as well as they knew of the dependency of the people in this kind of weather. Given the choice, we opted for a bicycle taxi, which was much cheaper but also very slow. Well, we had a lot of time left before the ...
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