Tag Archives: Havana

Cuban Flora

As ever when I travel out of Europe I like to take shots of exotic flowers & trees. Cuba was no different. I do not have a clue what these flowers or the majority of the trees are (please let me know if you do), but I think they look good so here we go…… […]

#DailyHappyTraveller 14.2.17

Love this photo of Rania & Hamish. Thanks for choosing and sharing it Dave.

Madge In Cuba

On our last day in Havana, Mrs Wilbur, our new friend Guy and myself decided that we would buy Panama hats as a final souvenir of our wonderful trip to Cuba. Mrs Wilbur spotted a nice looking hat shop in the Old Town, so in we popped. The shop owner called Paco was a very good […]

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 […]

Sweet On Cuba

You may not know it but Cuba used to be one of the most prosperous nations on earth. The prosperity of the nation was transformed in the 1790s when sugar traders fled the slave rebellion in Hispaniola (modern day Haiti and Dominican Republic) for their much bigger neighbours. They found conditions in Cuba perfect for […]

Life On The Road Cuba Style

Think of Cuba and Havana or Trinidad in particular and you will probably think of classic American cars. The types of gas guzzlers that you saw in the movies transporting Peggy Sue to the drive-in or turning evil and crushing its victims (Stephen King’s Christine). Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Fords, Plymouths, Mercurys and Lincolns too. Many of […]

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 […]

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 […]