If You Visit Cuba…

...and don't take a photo of an old man smoking a cigar, did you really visit Cuba? I think the smoke rings floating around him are a nice touch.  … [Read more...]

…And Then She Kissed My Hand

I think my wife and I agree that the one thing we wish we'd done was to learn more Spanish before landing in Cuba. I think the experience would have been far more rich (and made the country a great deal easier to navigate!) had we done that. Never did I wish this more than when I met this woman while walking the side streets of Varadero. She spotted me first, and I can only imagine that she … [Read more...]

Varadero Cliff Beach Cove

The Sol Palmeris was the resort we stayed at in Varadero. Right next to us was the lovely Meliá Varadero (shown in the background) but, like in Hawaii, the beach along all of the resorts is open to explore. My son Christopher and I noticed that there were people swimming in front of the rocky shoreline located in front of the Meliá, so we decided to check it out, and were we ever glad we did. In f … [Read more...]