Casa Deysi y Adiel
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This is the culmination of all the pictures I've selected for this blog to Cuba. They generally represent what I saw, recorded, and remembered. As you can see, the country is diverse in its many aspects of architecture, condition, environment, artworks, transportation, people, history, museums, restaurants with their food …
... and the like use the CUC (pronounced kook) or convertible peso. One convertible peso or CUC is equal to 24 pesos. As a tourist you tend to pay with CUC and need to make sure your change comes back in CUC and not pesos. They look very similar and poor man stuck in a socialist country has to make a living so turista beware or turista be short changed big time. The savvy traveler on a budget learns to cash out some CUC for pesos and eat where the locals eat. Should ...
... many of which have quite deep pot holes.
- The buses are imported from China.
- It is a common sight to see cars and trucks broken down or with flat tyres. Cubans are likely to stop to help when they see a breakdown.
- Most Cubans are excellent motor mechanics!
- along with the scheduled buses, trucks are used as people movers.
- Cubans stand at designated bus stops with money in their hands, waving down passing buses. This is a recognised way of ...
... we stopped and the driver got out to check what was going on and fixed it and got back on. A few kms later it happened again. One of the passangers was a mechanic and went to help. This happened not once or twice but Al and i counted 11 times over the course of about an hour and a half. The guide kept saying it would be better for us to travel this way than for someone to come all the way from Havana to get us. ;Two hours later running very late she finally gave up and ...
... br> When I used to think of Cuban music my mind would go to Compay Segundo and Buena Vista Social Club. Right ? Well there are hundreds of bands in that same league here and they play everywhere. In any bar, whilst sipping your mohito the music is there – good and live !!! The genre is called ‘son’ in Cuba and it oozes of Latin America. Cuba really is the standard bearer of Latin music on this side of the world. It all comes from this island ...
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It's got a great location, across the street from one of our favorite restaurant in Havana, La Guarida. Even saw Susan Sarandon who happened to come into our dining room, and my friend, Alexander, suggested some great entrees. The chicken with lemon and honey sauce is to die for.
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