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... sides of their political and societal system, be it because they really believe in it and benefit from it or because they don't have access to any other information. As in many countries with only one political party in power, freedom of press does not exist in Cuba. It is all state controlled and many foreign press papers are banned from Cuba. To most Cubans access to the internet is denied by the government. However, more and more Cubans (although still low in numbers) have ...
... as well as President George W. Bush's. We exchanged information about each other’s country as well, particularly the cost of education, the health of the middle class, and even a little bit about the price of cars. It was interesting to hear that they had similar concerns and frustrations in their own country. Soon, our time was up and it was time to return to the larger group, where we were able to hear other perspectives. ...
... wow”) across from Havana Libre Hotel, the old pre-Castro Havana Hilton.
Back at our “cruise ship” hotel Parque Central, we were treated to a poolside Cuban fashion show.
After that, we walked to a fantastic paladar La Terrazza right behind our hotel. The Spanish chef specializes in meat, chicken and fish on the grill. We dined al fresco overlooking the Prado in a truly romantic setting. The food was superb, and the service very ...
... they arranged for birthday flan with a candle to arrive at the table, plus another serenade, of course. Dreamy.
They wanted us to continue the night at another music bar or who knows where with them. I was very tempted, but we decided to call it. As we were leaving, our new friend Miguel passed on words of wisdom to start my 43rd year, "Christina, let life surprise you. Feliz Cumpleaņos."
And there was besos 42.
... sipping Ron Collins and enjoying the Cuban beats at Plaza Vieja. As the sun set the bats came out and partied along in the dark blue star-riddled evening sky.
Strolling along a little later I suddenly heard a voice calling my name “Tina Mei-ling”. Not many people ever use my Chinese name so I stopped and turned and there was Rodolfo, the musician I met on my last night in November at La Floridita! Needless to say, ...
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