Late 1970’s, I was walking along Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. I was passing the NCSU Bell Tower and heard You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone being played on it.
It was an amazing surprise. I noticed that the door at the base of the bell tower was ajar, so I pushed it open and went in there. I discovered an old friend from high school in there operating the controls.
After a great reunion, she invited me to every concert she gave on the tower. ♥️
I write this to be funny, but there is some truth, or at least background, to it.
I’d like to go to Cuba again, this time to go cycling in Havana and birding in the countryside (as well as some side political learning, etc.). There are groups there that can be contacted to arrange both in advance.
I suspect that one could just show up in Havana, mention these, and within the hour, something would materialize. A van would pull up, “get in for the birding trip!”
This feeling comes from our trips to Cancun where there is a travel agency almost on every block. You could walk into any of them, mention anything from a car rental to a trip around the world, and they’d whip it up. “Trip around the world? Come back in an hour. Bring your luggage.” lol. Tourism is serious business there. There are degrees available in it.
We walked into a travel agency in Cancun one time and mentioned wanting a rental car. In FIVE MINUTES, a car screeches up, the driver gets out and holds the door open.