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Finding Rooms in Cuba- How to Make the Simple, Complicao

Perhaps you are already thinking what a weird piece.  You are wondering first about the possible typo in the title and then about the title itself.  However, Complicao is a very precisely chosen word and in fact, not a typo at all.  It is the Cuban shortened form of complicado, complicated in Spanish. Complicao, in […]

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My Solo Walk Across Cuba -Part 3 – Making Friends

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 […]

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Anita Unplugged

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 […]

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Cuba – Dance in the Rain but Build an Ark

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).

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What I have learned in 17 Trips to Cuba about Cubans

   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, […]

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