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... that this wasn't so suitable for us with the bikes after all) and made some calls. A neighbor appeared and said she had a room, but only for one night. So we lugged the boxed Ed and Frank around the corner and up just one narrow flight of stairs.
During the night, I went to the bathroom and came back to find Dan on his back, legs cycling in the air. He had finally decided to train! He had started reading one of the cycling guidebooks ...
... socialism or communism (or whatever you want to call a class-less society) does not work in practice. In any of these countries there were always people, who are much richer than others.
State propaganda and the ordinary Cuban
Talking about Cuba's society there is surely a lot of state propaganda. There are many posters visible in the cities and towns showing slogans like "Our socialism is irreversable" or "Hugo Chavez our new best friend". Some are even ...
On our second day in Cuba, our tour guide took our group to Old Havana, a very nice and tourist oriented area of Cuba. While in Old Havana we were able to visit La Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio, two small restaurant bars that the famous American author Ernest Hemingway used to frequent when he lived in Cuba during the 1940's. Hemingway used to visit La Bodeguita for mojitos and La Floridita for daiquiris. We walked down La Reina, ...
... Benson and more had played.
Habana Veija is the claimed masterpiece of the city housing over 900 buildings of historical importance and presenting beautiful architecture from baroque to art deco. The surrounding districts comprising of Centro Havana and Vedado (where our Casa was located) gave us a good look at modern day life while the old town took you back in time. Capitolio Nacional was a beautiful building constructed in the 1920 and apparently modeled on Washington ...
... a local lady, who gave us a completely different view of life of the Cuban woman when she has no husband and the ability to survive on the pension. Her English was excellent. It was a long day and by the time we returned to the hotel, and I realised that my electrical plugs were not going to fit into the outlets in the room. Fortunately there is an outlet down at the desk and I was able to ask the receptionist to plug in my camera to recharge the battery. Today we have ...
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