Posts Tagged: Travel

Spring 2012 Legal Trip to Cuba Photo Gallery

Candy-colored cars… hand-rolled cigars… wabi sabi architecture… okay, we’ll shut up and let the photo roll do the talking.

The Carnivore’s Guide to London

Meat London: An Insider’s Guide Edited by Tom Howells With an introduction by Thomas Blythe Black Dog Publishing   Now and then you hear a London-bound traveler mumble something about “such a beautiful city, but the food’s so dull and heavy.” Leave it to a book devoted to meat to negate their argument. Sure, Meat… Read more »

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Cuba Trip Day 3: Artist’s Homes

Art and music are a big deal in Cuba. In fact, if you want to become “wealthy” by Cuban standards, your best bets are art or music, and of course, there are a small few talented enough to make that happen (unfortunately, Simon Cowell never created “Cuban Idol”). Our Sunday in Cuba started with most… Read more »

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Cuba Trip: Review of the 1952 Chevrolet

Of course no trip to Cuba is complete without a ride or two in an old American car. They are everywhere in Cuba, but some are obviously much better cared for than others. We took a cab ride down the Malec√≥n from Old Havana back to the hotel in a 1952 Chevrolet (pronounced “shev-roh-let” by… Read more »

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Cuba Trip Day 2: Rum Museum & Old Havana

I knew I was going to like Havana when, at breakfast, there was a gentleman wearing a pink, linen, long-sleeved guayabera with French cuffs. After breakfast, we took a walking tour of Old Havana that included –not at my request but I certainly wasn’t complaining– a stop into the Conde de Villenueva. I probably visited… Read more »

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Cuba Trip Day 1: Arrival in Havana

Two things that were unique about our departure to Havana: (1) they strongly recommend that you wrap your luggage in saran wrap to prevent theft (at a cost of $15), and (2) everything in Cuba is so expensive that you are sure to have a few passengers bringing back giant stuffed animals. Not small stuffed… Read more »

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Wingtip Members Visit Cuba…Legally

If you wondered about the absence of blogging this past week, the reason was simple: I was in Cuba for 6 days and Internet access on the island is about as hard to come by as a humanitarian visa. The latter, however, enabled 11 of us to tour Havana for 6 days and 5 nights… Read more »