Monthly Archives: March 2016

Just got home, I miss it already… I miss Cuba…! Cuba, or Havana, is a place of feeling… A place full of passion… It’s like time stood still… It’s such a complicated country… This was such a unique experience… Like no other…. This was indeed the safest I have ever felt while travelling…. While comparable to Japan in safety, the Japanese do not show emotion… However the Cubans on the other hand,… Read More

There is a lot to be said about Che… I’ve read his ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, and I’m currently reading ‘Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life’…. I have already formed an opinion on him, after experiencing his legacy when in Cuba… However, for the benefit of the doubt I will finish John Lee Anderson’s book (an American) before I solidify my opinion 🙂

Made it to the Stones concert… While I came solo, what better way to enjoy a concert than with local Cubans I met along the way! 🙂 At the concert, Mick Jagger only sang… I was waiting to hear if he would have any political message for the people of Cuba… But instead, as is in Cuba, music is the only message 🙂 … If you feel the music you allow it to… Read More

Every day is new day… But here in Havana they say “every day is like yesterday”… This is the purpose of Communism, to keep everyone at the same level in society…  Where no one is allowed to succeed above another… But the system is not perfect… And neither is Capitalism… There is a distinct quality however, about Cubans that is very noticeable – they are very ‘heart’ oriented… In my experience it… Read More

It’s my 4th day in this wonderful City… I had come here with no plan, just my backpack… I wasn’t sure if I would spend a couple days in Havana then travel the country, or if I would just stay put, and immerse myself in Cuban life in it’s centre… But after a few days in Havana, I’m not going anywhere.. Each day is a new adventure, wandering wherever I feel like… Read More

Yesterday morning after my first night in Havana, I decided to take my Lonely Planet and head downtown to see some sights… I jumped in a old beat up Chevy, and headed to Parque Central where all the ‘on-off’ buses start their city tour… While I was in the taxi, two journalists jumped in.  One from LA, the other from the local Cuban TV station.  They were here to cover Obama, who… Read More

Yesterday afternoon I took a bus to Havana… Staying in Vedado… A business district and urban neighbourhood west of Old Havana Spent last night at the house of a doctor…. A colonial Mansion… Just blocks away from the Consulates… Have another night tonight… This city has more of a North American appeal than other parts of the city… My host was telling me stories about the Cuban revolution… I would tell him… Read More

Landed in Cuba yesterday, spent the first night in Metanzas…. About 30kms south of Varadero, the resort capital … Trying to stay as far away from the resorts, as possible lol 🙂 When I was booking my flight to Cuba I had intended on landing in Havana… But the price was over $300 cheaper if I instead, landed at the Varadero airport… Just outside Metanzas 🙂 Thanks to resort happy tourists… They… Read More