Hotel Moka las Terrazas
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Today is my last full day in Cuba! We decided to spend the last full day walking (yes no more taxi's ) all the way to Vedado to check out the last of the Revolutionary sights. We walked the famous Malecon (coastline boardwalk) and got to see the beautiful sights of the ocean and Habana. It seemed like all the buildings on the Malecon were under construction or planned to be, so if they actually follow through and restore the ...
I really didn't have any expectations for this trip. Being so busy at work, school and around the house didn’t leave me much time for planning. Besides, I just wanted to go with the flow, knowing that my uncle would direct much of the flow into our family’s past. But I was mentally prepared to deal with any human condition issue I would encounter, without passing judgment. So it was that I went as an open book.
Listening to my uncle’s stories about ...
I returned from Cuba with a tan, not from being on the the beach but from walking around in a cemetery.
Gladys had given me a well preserved 5X7 photo of my paternal grandmother, Obdulia Perez. After getting directions from her on the general location of my grandmother's grave, we went to one of the largest cemeteries in Latin America, Cementerio de Colón. The four of us (driver, cousin, and of course Obdulia’s son (my uncle)), spent over ...
As is the case when travelling outside your home country, but especially in Cuba, one has to be open-minded and non-judgemental to truly appreciate the cultural experience. This is especially true in order to be accepted by the locals. And so it was that the three of us had no pre-set expectations, and we were especially conscious not to make comparisons to our own standards in the U.S.
Every person we met was friendly, courteous, and strikingly giving, even though most have so little. We experienced relatives and old family friends whose meager living standard does not create a sense of bitterness or despair. Maybe it's from doing it for so long. Or maybe it’s that discontent (especially toward the government) can get you in trouble. Or maybe it’s the joie de vivre that defines the Cuban ...
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