Beltran de Santa Cruz Boutique Hotel Havana
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... that, just sneak off for a while and hide from me). There on the wall, my landlady has had a huge portrait of Che Guevara painted! Well, this is Cuba…
“Like a moth to the flame” is what I named this blog in September, and like a moth I did fly right into the hot bright flame. But for me it’s always all or nothing, fire or darkness. I chose fire, but if you play with fire you will get burned.
So be it.
My wings are on fire…
I have never felt so safe since starting travelling 6 months ago. Havana and its people are inviting and truly interested why you have come to visit their country. Maybe it’s because internet access and books are greatly controlled but we were approached on numerous occasions to sit down, have a drink or eat and discuss our differing beliefs and values.
Throughout our time in Havana, Sarah and ...
... surfaced and turned on the TV in our room. First surprise, CNN, BBC and Bones were all on TV as well as TV add for a bed bug spray with an Australian voice over! We took a stroll down the Melacon. It seemed like all of Havana was sitting on the breakwall chatting, canoodling or cruising for chicks. We were both surprised by the diversity of people. I expected Cubans to look more Caribbean but many looked Caucasian. I have since read that 65% of Cubans are ...
... or the overall experience of being in Cuba. There´s so much more I could write, but I´d like to get this posting out there for you all and so that I can enjoy the remainder of my time in South America without continuing to compare everything to what I experienced in Cuba (quite a bit more intense and satisfying than what I´ve experienced thus far in South America).
* I had to accumulate Euro cash in Cartagena beforehand to bring with ...
... much to the amusement of the locals) we ended up at what could be described as a Cuban rave on somebody´s roof terrace. Easy to find...just follow the music. On the way back we found some live music just not of the Cuban variety. Apparently the locals had been waiting two years to hear this Canadian band play so we stopped off and listened for a while. It was actually really cool and free to get in. We could also sing along to the songs as well.
The next day we ...
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