Tag Archives: Che Guevara

Hey You – A World Icon

Fifty years ago, on 9th October 1967, the light went out on one of the most instantly recognisable faces of the 20th Century. Terrorist to some but revolutionary hero to so many more, Che will live forever in the hearts, minds and ideologies of many millions of normal people. With visionaries and activists like Che […]

Hasta La Vista Havana – Part Two

From the moment we received an unexpected mojito welcome at the ace Casavana, our time in Havana had been brilliant. Would day two keep up the enjoyment? You bet.  First port of call was the iconic Hotel Nacional, where we would be staying that evening as the first part of out organised tour with G […]

Power To The People – The Cuban Revolution

There are always winners and losers in any struggle for power. The very different scenes in Havana and Miami at the news of Fidel’s death in November are perfect testament to this – an outpouring of grief and gratitude in Cuba, unbridled joy in Florida. I have read many accounts of the revolution and the […]

Hey You – A World Icon

Before I visited Cuba I had of course heard of Che Guevara. Now I feel I know him. Che was born in Rosario in 1928, Argentinian but part Irish through his paternal grandparents. All his life he struggled with asthma, but this did not stop him loving and playing rugby and qualifying as a doctor. Ernesto […]

Cuba – A Series Of Fortunate Events

Unless you are a voluntary resident of Guantanamo Bay you will not see a Starbucks or a McDonald’s in Cuba (yet)! As you will soon become very aware, I had a fabulous trip to the largest island in the Caribbean very recently, accompanied by Mrs Wilbur and best travel buddy Hamish. We spent a few […]