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A BLAST FROM THE PAST in CUBA Part 6

A BLAST FROM THE PAST in CUBA Part 6

—– Having Cappuccino Cuban coffee at Café de Maria, a private coffee house, only to be surprised by the face of “Che” (Ernesto Che Guevara) in cinnamon on top of the frothy milk.

—-  Visiting 1 of 20 El Niño y La Niña Community Project centers started in 1988 in Havana after problems were identified with children in neighborhoods, and having 50 of the 11-12-year-old children there to visit with, see their work, see how they are doing and to encourage them to keep on doing good and learning.

—-  Seeing ox-drawn carts and horse-drawn carts coming and going along side us on the highway, just like trucks.

—-  Learning that an Exit Ticket was required to leave the National Hotel when carrying our luggage to our #1848 toruist bus.

—-  Viewing the beautiful fields and plantations full of lush tobacco plants growing 3-4 feet tall.

—-  Going through Cueva del Indio, a cave in Cuba, then exiting in a boat and stopping for lunch at a restaurant with round huts and thatched roofs that made us think we were in Africa.

—-  Seeing the colorful cream, orange, pink, blue, green and yellow buildings everywhere we went in Cuba.

—- Getting to see THE red, white & blue national bird of Cuba, the Tocororo, in the Orchid Gardens. Priceless.

—-  Seeing those Trinidad-style Cuban cigars being rolled by 52 employees at the Fabrica de Tabacos Francisco Donatien in Pinar del Rio, the tobacco growing region of Cuba. Priceless.

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