I have been reading the Lonely Planet guidebook on Cuba. Despite the difficulties still experienced by the people of this beleaguered Caribbean island, I still want to visit, such is the attractive force of its fiery romanticism and progressive Socialist spirit, the Revolution still alive despite sustained US aggression, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the vital infrastructural support it offered to Cuba, and international cynicism. 228 more words
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Maybe it’s because we’ve been watching the world cup. Or because it’s summer. Or we’re just getting antsy. But for whatever reason, the Bethune house has caught the travel bug (the kind that nestles in your heart, not your intestines, just to be clear). 76 more words
Because this is what I listen to when I study…and that’s literally all I’ve been doing today for my first anatomy exam tomorrow. Buena Vista is good stuff and I had the chance to see them live when they went on our last year…amazing experience! 17 more words
If the World Cup is slowing down my blogging creative juices and replacing them with beer and the usual disappointment of following England, there was no lack of juices flowing in 1997. 333 more words
Nowadays, the Buena Vista Social Club orchestra appears Monday through Friday at Hotel Meliá Cohiba’s Habana Café in Havana, Cuba; but the orchestra begins a farewell world tour starting on June 25, 2014, in Prague, under the title “Adiós Tour.” Among the concerts by the group, two are anticipated next November at Havana’s Karl Marx Theatre in Havana. 496 more words
That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.
For years I’ve watched weather people of all genders, sizes ‘n’ shapes tell me there was a “tropical depression” heading my way.145 more words