Misadventures

Take me back to Cuba

Take me back to Cuba

Yes, I know my first few posts after coming back from Cuba sounded like I was a nerve wreck. I probably was. I admit I did not get much of Cuba while there, and with my “rich white girl” (ok, I am a girl and I am white but I am definitely not rich) it was hard […]

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Budget accommodation in Cuba #2

Budget accommodation in Cuba #2

Casa particular Cuba – pronto! After a long day on a bus, you have almost reached your destination, wherever that is in Cuba, and you realise that despite your best efforts you still do not have any accommodation in town. It is highly unlikely that this is going to happen, as your landlords from the previous casa have […]

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Learn Spanish… in Cuba?

Learn Spanish… in Cuba?

Hablas Espanol? No, yo soy Cubano! You have prepared your trip to Cuba, you have reviewed your Spanish, taken classes, practiced with Spanish friends, watched Spanish movies and tv. You are enthusiastic and can’t wait to test your improvement on site. Then you land in Havana and feel lost. Nobody speaks Spanish, and you can hardly […]

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Decadence made in Cuba

Decadence made in Cuba

In any other country, you may find that buildings falling apart should be demolished and something else built to replace them. In Cuba, you take pictures of them, thinking they are ever so charming, and you end up wondering whether Havana would be as interesting and fascinating had it been not so decadent. You may walk […]

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