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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You might wanna get ahead of the tourists arses though.
    No, not necessarily, the one on the left in the short black number was worth a pic. If you look closely she is in the next take as well.

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    Good news. The itinerary has been set with an extra day added.

    What I learned while corresponding with our tour operator was that he’s a diver. He has been diving at the site where we will be diving and he told me we should enjoy the reef and water.

    We also spoke about the scuba gear in Cuba and if it was safe enough to use. He did confirm it was safe to use and we wouldn’t have to lug our gear to the island just for a couple of dives. We’ll be able to travel light. Me with a wetsuit, fins, masks and shorts and her with her wetsuit, fins, mask, bathing suits and a myriad of shoes/sandals.

    Just a few daytime pictures of one of the fortresses in Havana.



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    That is good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Just down the street from Cuba’s capitol building is a section reserved for Cuban artists and crafts people to show their work.

    The street is Paseo del Prado. There was some nice artwork to see, but nothing I would want on the wall. However, during our next trip we might purchase something because it’ll help with the Visa I have to travel under (Support for the Cuban People). But there are some restrictions with purchasing and taking art out of the country.

    While we were there last, they were refurbishing the Capitol building.
    Nice building that Capitol. And that artists street is so cool. The fortress is amazing. I know many friends that have gone to Cuba. I was waiting for Covid to pass to visit. Nice pictures and hotels.

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    ^No one believes you and I don’t care. Why do you continue to respond to me or post on a thread I have started when you have constantly stated you don’t read my posts?

    Don’t answer that.

    Anyway, I hope the Canadian tourists (snowbirds) that you say you know that have visited Cuba have been welcomed more by the Cubans than we used to welcome them in Miami/South Florida during the cooler seasons.

    Not all Canadians. Just the cheap ones.

    One more thing. Growing up in South Florida we didn’t speak French, nor did we have computers to look up French phrases……..


    But we understood the meaning of “Je me souviens”.

    I can’t drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    you have constantly stated you don’t read my posts?
    Oh, where on this forum have I said that? It was you on another forum that continually called me 'fat' and a host of other names. It is me who is being nice and replying to your threads after the rudeness you were to me.

    ^Trust me it isn't snowbirds that go to Cuba (they go to Florida), it is younger people because it is so cheap for us and quite close to fly.
    ^Yes, Quebecers are known for their terrible driving.... I drive amongst them most days as most live in Quebec in work here in Ontario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Don’t answer that.



    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    it is younger people because it is so cheap for us
    I hate to break this to you, but at 50 something you are not a millennial anymore.

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    Where things stand with the tour operator. The check was sent but before I sent the check I did a little background check after receiving the address (I know the neighborhood well). They have been in business for at least 5 years and no complaints. The fairly young woman who owns the address graduated from the University of Havana.

    I felt comfortable enough sending them the check.

    A few random shots around Havana.

    Coche Mambi was the Presidential Car.



    Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso


    Last edited by S Landreth; 21-08-2022 at 07:13 PM.

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    When do you travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    I hate to break this to you, but at 50 something you are not a millennial anymore.
    Do you ever make any sense, Willy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    S When do you travel?
    November and will be visiting Cuba during that time, if things go as planned.

    I am going to write to the tour operator this week about the check I sent to him and he acknowledged receiving. He told me he was going to deposit the check (the next day) but as of today he hasn’t deposited it.

    Some pictures in the Old Havana area











    Zanja Real (royal ditch) – Havana’s first aqueduct





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    Bugger all that shite we can see on the internet.

    Make the thread interesting and get a few pics up of the Thai gf

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    Good news. The tour operator is doing well and told me he was going to deposit the check tomorrow. He also gave me the address and telephone numbers of their office in Cuba.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Bugger all that shite we can see on the internet.

    Make the thread interesting and get a few pics up of the Thai gf
    You’re kind of new here. Did you know you don’t have to open threads?

    And by the way. I have posted pictures of the girlfriend here at teakdoor, numerous times. Most of those pictures show her in flight. She’s an angel.

    Now, go fvck off.

    Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, (Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand with the Thai girlfriend)

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    While traveling around Havana I was able to get a few pictures of people (statues, depictions and a monument) who helped shape Cuba.

    Statue of Jose Marti


    Monument to Jose Marti


    Carlos Manuel de Cespedes



    Christopher Columbus


    The last two are depictions of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos on buildings which are in the Plaza of the Revolucion area.

    Che Guevara on the building of the Ministry of Interior


    Comandante Camilo Cienfuegos on Ministry of Informatics and Communications building - Vas bien, Fidel (“You’re doing fine, Fidel”)


    That was the first trip. I’ll post about the second trip to Cuba in December, but until then I’m going to start another thread next week. “Following Cherry Blossoms in Japan”

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