A BLAST FROM THE PAST in CUBA Part 3
—– Meeting and visiting with several housing project tenants who turned out to be doctors, professors and other professionals and fluent in English. Priceless.
—- Seeing no computers and few cell phones anywhere.
—- Experiencing NO traffic jams and fairly clean air.
—- Learning that rationing still goes on and that the people make and live on very little every month.
—- Seeing the beautiful homes and mansions that 85% of Cubans abandoned because of the Fidel Castro’s 1959 Revolution, that now are restaurants, schools, government offices, and other public buildings.
—- Learning that Cuban products besides cigars, coffee and rum are iron mining and medical doctors.
—– Having lunch at La Torre Restaurant 33 floors high, giving us a 360-degree panoramic view of all of Havana.
—- Learning that it takes 2 weeks to get a letter from Cuba.
—- Shopping in the Havana’s Almacenes San José Market in old Havana and enjoying the graciousness of the artists and being thanked profusely by a vendor for buying several necklaces from her, thus making her day, month and maybe year.
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