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About travelbynatasha

I am a retired attorney who loves to travel. Several years ago I began working on a Century Club membership achieved by traveling to 100 "foreign" countries. Today, at 49 years of age the count is at 82. Many were visited on land based trips. Some were cruise ports. Some were dive sites. Most have been fascinating.

Santiago de Cuba: The Revolutionary Spirit

As we like to do on touring days, Boris and I had breakfast on our balcony before heading out for an early tour. We were overlooking the renovated harbor area and the park there big yellow letters spell out CUBA. … Continue reading

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Santiago de Cuba: The Birthplace of Rum, Revolution, and Rhythm

Our second port of call in the Republic of Cuba is Santiago de Cuba, the original capital, on the southeasterly side of the island.  Cuba is part of the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean. Columbus’ trip to the new world … Continue reading

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Havana: Hemingway and Slightly off the Tourist Path in Cuba

I foolishly thought I could get all of one day’s worth of touring into one post. Didn’t happen, and so I continue on my tour of Havana, Cuba. Check out yesterday’s post, Havana, Cuba: Crumbling Colonial Architecture, Classic American Cars, … Continue reading

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Havana, Cuba: Crumbling Colonial Architecture, Classic American Cars, and the Warm Cuban People

One of the United States’ closest southern neighbors, the Republic of Cuba is a small communist nation.  Cuba is an island that sits in the Caribbean Sea bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Its early history is of Spanish Conquest of the … Continue reading

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Cuba: A Tale of Two Currencies

Boris is celebrating a milestone birthday and would rather take a trip than celebrate in any other way. He challenged me to come up with a special place that he had never been. I rose to the challenge by selecting … Continue reading

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Bruges at Night and Our Final Day

This is our final night in Bruges after separate daytime touring.  Our host selected a nice restaurant just off the Market Square.  Walking down to the square after dark, we got to enjoy the city by night.  Wonderful lighting added … Continue reading

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My Walking Tour of Bruges Continued

After leaving the Church of Our Lady in Bruges, I walked across the Maria Bridge and went to Walplein Square, one of the busiest squares in Bruges.  With its outdoor cafes and the De Halve Mann Brewery, it is a … Continue reading

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