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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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