Tag Archives: Cuba

goodbye Cuba…

I’m now in Guatemala but I still have a post or two from Cuba to go and I thought I would write down a few of the things that I will never forget about Cuba, the good, the bad and the … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, travel | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

muddy belly mountain…

When we asked the price to get a taxi up the mountain we were told we would need a new car, since the old ones just would not make it up. Negotiations were duly conducted with much waving of hands, … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, reflections, travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Havana’s old darlings…

I am not a car person. I can just about tell a mini from a motorhome.   And yet, it is impossible not to fall in love with these old classics that cruise Havana’s streets

Posted in Cuba, travel | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

sun slump in Trinidad…

Trinidad is a little town in Sancti Spíritus province (central Cuba) that hums with life lived bright on quiet streets. The cobbled streets, and the tour-bus clamour of the centre, stand stark against the bare blue sky.

Posted in Cuba, travel | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

rum drunk sunshine…

I am drunk on warmth, the scent of my skin, on speaking with smiles more than words. I am drunk on a dash of derelict, the pastel shades of decadenace decayed, shabby chic, on revolutionary zeal on peeling posters. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

lightening the load…

I arrived in Cuba just a few hours late. My bag sadly did not. I had to smile at the irony of all the huffing and fussing I did over what to pack, only to find myself with not much … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, thanks, travel | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

my mojito on ice…

Over night snow blanketed London in a deep sleep. Cars and buses have been cocooned in a heavy white dream, the city’s greys muted to silence, corners softened to gentler curves. Of course predictably, that also means the airport has been thrown into … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, travel | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments