Posts Tagged with ‘Cuba’
09 Mar 2015
It’s now been just over week since we arrived to Mexico and I can finally say I’m back to my old self. Humm, I suppose that’s not quite right… I’ve gotten into a groove that is a new self, a self that wears bikinis in the sun working on my office tan followed by snorkeling trips to the various spots nearby the boat where I’ve befriended many species of colorful fish, coral and vegetation. Our days are spent waking up at leisure, drinking coffee while reading o […]
22 Feb 2015
After our experiences in Havana and the small towns that sit beside it, Dani and I were wanting to wonder farther afield and find a “rustic” Cuban experience. I had many thoughts on this and our cruising guides offered a bewildering number of suggestions but a discussion with some other Americans that went rock climbing near Vinales in the Pinar Del Rio region sealed the deal. These guys told me the prices and how much fun they’d had there over the course of a couple of beers […]
19 Feb 2015
Before the late 1950’s Cuba and America were actually on pretty good terms and business was booming. So much so that most of the cars driven in Cuba at that time were American and would be considered classics today. When relations took a turn for a worse however and trade for Cuba was completely cut off (in writing with the U.S. but in reality with most countries except the similarly communist Soviet Union) car importation came to a screeching halt. Because of this the majority of cars you […]
15 Feb 2015
NOTE– Though this post is from Tate´s account, this is Dani´s writing.
Overload. This is a word I’d like to use to describe my experiences thus far after departing the US (Los Etados Unidos). We have been doing and seeing so much nearly every day that I have a very hard time figuring out how I ever had the time or by god the energy to work a 40 hour a week job while also refitting a boat. It seems so far away and unthinkable at this point. The language barrier, local foods, differ […]
14 Feb 2015
Cuba, the forbidden fruit. It has been all I hoped and I had feared thus far. The island is an amazing destination rich with natural beauty born of both its location and its peoples. However, it is also just as poor and backward as I thought I might find it. It has been a surprising personal revelation that the poverty and deterioration has not dampened my experience and may actually be enhancing it.
Individual moments and experiences might better explain this than any generalized statement […]
09 Feb 2015
Authors note: A lot has happened in a short time so please forgive me if this ends up being a very long post.
Dani and I had been watching the weather since around the middle of our second week in Key West. Though we found the city charming it was still undeniably American in every sort of way that a tourist town can or could be, and I think we both longed for more. So each day we’d use some of dwindling time we had left on our cell phones or tapped into the internet and look at what th […]