Casa Particular Cuba Aleida Ravelo
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... and Peter was nice enough to take the camera for most of the time and film me while I was down there. The cost for the dive was only 40 CUC ($40) which is incredibly cheap, so I gave them 50 CUC so they could each get a bit of a tip. They seemed grateful, and it was well worth it for me.
Jim, Jennifer and Roger invited me to go out to dinner with them tonight, and gave me ...
... with members of a local dominoes league. Dominoes is Cuba's second favorite game, after baseball, and a very common way for Cubans to get together to socialize. But it is played a little differently here than it is in the US. First of all, it is often played by cooperative partnership, in the same way that Bridge is played. Also, the tiles used in most parts of Cuba have a maximum of nine ...
... or family member reaches out to hug him. I am curious: is he sad to be returning, or happy to be reunited?
We get to our tour bus and meet our guide and bus driver. On the way to our hotel, we see Havana. There are billboards with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara's faces all over the place. Others read sentiments such as, "Mas socialismo." A mural commemorates the day Castro led the revolutionary army that eventually took over the ...
... visit a park which has a statue of John Lennon, drive around the Malecon, and stop at a gas station while they fill the car! The "tour guide" doesn't really speak English so it's not much of a tour but it is fun, albeit HOT! After cruising in the old car we have a quick lunch at Hotel Inglaterra, the oldest/first Hotel in Havana before taking a taxi back to our Casa.
Now, off to Trinidad!
... diary I feel absolutely shagging knackered.
There's got to be a small cave I can crawl into, even at World's End. But don't worry, tomorrows a new day...at least some optimistic git once said...bah humbug!!
I've attached some miserable photos for you...enjoy!
Quote of the day: Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment (Pearl S. Buck, 1954)...WHATEVER! (Iain MacFarlane, 2012)