The Walking Dead I woke up still giggling at where I was and what I was doing. I was in the love nest with me, myself and I, the three of us in a tiny town in eastern Cuba. And last night I did something I had never done before. Nope, not in the […]
Even though I have now made more than 30 trips to Cuba, I was a bit nervous driving down the road with Ruben in the taxi. No, not because he asked if I had a boyfriend, and by the way, my response was, “Tengo un esposo”, “I have a husband”, which, of course, made […]
BackStory Before I begin, let me layout the backstory. Many of you know me well and my love affair with the crocodile shaped island across the Florida Straits, but many of you don’t. My inaugural trip to Cuba was Oct 6, 2013. I led the first ever Abercrombie & Kent People to People trip to […]
Soon, I will share with you stories on my latest adventure, the first segment of my solo walk across the island of Cuba. At the moment, though, as I look back and re-read my original blog on what I took with me to Cuba, I can say this. I found that some of the things […]
I’ve decided to go walkabout. Here are some essential things I’m taking with me. My middle name. Is it an alter ego? Do I have a secret life? Naw, it’s just that my Spanish speaking friends find it easier and seem to like it and once I looked at it as the endearment of Ana […]
The Cuban heart. El Corazón. The soul of a Cuban in Cuba is a huge, pure heart. I have developed friendships in Cuba like I have never developed anywhere in the world. My Cuban friends, no matter what they have or don’t have in their lives, have always found a place for me under their wing, a smile, a hug, and always besitos (little kisses).
Cuba is the hottest topic going these days. The island is in the news daily and things are changing quicker than I can change my orientation speech to each new group of travelers I take there. Many journalists, anchormen, talk show hosts and food writers have made the foray in the past few months, […]
So, today we returned from the most astonishing journey of our life…a 26 day, around the world odyssey by private jet. It was a job that we were sought out to do. I hadn’t really given it much thought about how it came about until this morning.
Today I harvested seaweed. Yep, seaweed, it seems a good alternative to fishing and provides a needed food source throughout the world, mainly in Asia. Seaweed is also used in cosmetics and in the production of agar. To its credit, seaweed farming is labor intensive (good for jobs) and uses little technology making it […]
My underwater world has been shattered in a wondrous, magical way. I have discovered an entirely new layer of world below the blue that I never knew existed. One that has been cleverly cloaked right before my eyes. And it reminded me of a Cuban dance. So let me digress. The Traditional dance of Cuba […]