Tag Archives: cuba

fire disaster in cuba

C’mon USA, help your neighbor no strings attached. The crisis from the disaster in Cuba is huge.

fridge magnets

The side of our refrigerator.

Drinkin’ with Cuba and The Pope.

saratoga hotel explosion havana cuba

The hotel explosion yesterday in Havana was the Saratoga. In 2005, we spent an afternoon exploring that area.

Our 2005 pic shows the green Saratoga as seen from the steps of the Capitolio (Capitol Building). The other pic is a recent news one from granma.cu moments after the explosion.

When I heard of the explosion today, the first thing I thought was that Miami did it. Probably not true. It looks to have been a liquefied natural gas explosion.

I’ll be waiting to see what happens to the building. You know it will break hearts to see it come down.

smile for the camera – cuba

A friend of mine from high school posted on Facebook a beautiful pic of cyclists riding along the Malec├│n in Havana, Cuba. She made the comment, “looks beautiful, but just off to the side, it’s total devastation.”

I thought “what does she know, she’s never been there” (I have). I searched her profile and discovered that indeed she had been there with a mission trip from her church.

I’m thinking that they probably lied to travel like that to Cuba from the USA. I don’t know. If I worked for the Cuban government, I would have sent their asses packing. lol. Keep your religious agenda at home, gringos.

I decided it was not worth interacting with her. I know she’s pretty far gone.

Anyway, my thinking:

— every country in the world pretties up for the international camera

— every country in the world has pretty areas and messed up ones

— let’s talk about how Cuba survives at all with all the sanctions it has to deal with

I went to Cuba in 2005 as a tourist. As a tourist, I can never see that much or really know how things are, but comparing it to other places I’ve been in the world, I just didn’t see much that was out of line or odd. I was impressed. I stayed with friends part of the time and covered a lot of distance.

el ron de cuba

Somebody should come over for the holidays and help us catch Havana Syndrome.

Will you have to put out? Required if you CIA. ­čśü

cuba web servers

Cuba is just SUCH a danger to the world (sarcasm) that their web servers are getting pounded into the dust daily. I can rarely read anything from there anymore.

My guess: Miami.

npr presents the status quo on cuba, what else in new

I let headlines load on my browser’s start page so that Mozilla will get a little revenue. This is a screenshot of one of them. I knew as soon as I saw the lede and the NPR url that the story would be status quo rubbish. It doesn’t take reading anything more than contained in the image to know that.

The article could have been written by the Miami crowd, the White House, and/or any of the “intelligence” agencies.

In the pic, I count all of about 25 “protestors,” not counting the neighborhood people milling about.

Low information disinformation a la NYT, WaPo, and so many others. According to the recent Psaki announcement, maybe NPR should be removed from all social media.

thinking of cuba

Visiting in Havana, Cuba, 2005.

cuba from cancun

Cancun 2010. Cancun has a high number of travel agents per capita. You’re never very far from one . As shown on this board, any of them can get you on a plane to Cuba.

USA, doesn’t matter. Cuba will let you right in, at least they did in 2005 when we went. Cuba will even do you the favor of not stamping your passport so you can lie about it if you wish. That said, you will have an exit stamp from Mexico then a reentry with unexplained time in between.

cuban mystery

We just found this in the garage and neither one of us can remember where we got it.