A posts pending WordPress getting its thumb out of its _____ and allowing me to upgrade my account. (I’ve filled the 3GB and am unwilling to delete previous photos). If this isn’t sorted by Christmas, Merry Christmas!
Transfer to Boca de Camarioca. Annoying, as transfers I suspect, just are in Cuba. The ViaAzul is the tourist bus company in Cuba and it is booked out in advance, (because god forbid there should actually be “enough” of anything), so you have to take a Taxi Collectivo if you don’t want to wait a … More Day Sixty – Wow That’s a Big Number
And I find myself again, standing at 8am, in front of the ETECSA building. This time watching some gringa waltz up and butt in line, and low and behold, none of the Cubanos are losing their shit at her. Must be nice. My tummy has advised me that breakfast, (back at 5Esquinos because I heard … More Day Fifty-Nine – Last Day in Havana!
I am sitting, satiated at a café, El Dandy, enjoying my morning. Breakfast was delicious, I had café con leche, jugo de mango y huevos degrados (scrambled eggs) con tomate, cebolla(onion) y cilantro, with 1/4 of an avocado on the side, oh, and three little discs of toast. Cost: 7CAD. I would strongly recommend this … More Day Fifty-Eight – Relaxing into Cuba (finally)
I was so proud this morning: I had a little plan for my day! I was heading to tour the Capitol Building and the Teatro, and then meander down the little park running down the middle of the boulevard in front of the Capitol and browse more closely the stunning artwork I glimpsed in passing … More Day Fifty-Seven – Derailed
Housekeeping: the internet is such a show here that I won’t be posting any photos on WordPress while I’m in Cuba. I will post a few on Instagram @melissa.knowles and I will have an entire post afterwards of photos and videos. I apologize to the picture-browsers. After 43hrs in the country I have: internet cards! … More Day Fifty-Six – Success!
I’ll admit travelling is wearing a bit thin at the moment, so skip this entry if listening to me be a bit whiny is low on your list for fun. I’m here! In mind as well as body. (Took my mind 11hrs of sleep to catch up). I woke up at 07h00: skin oily, mouth … More Day Fifty-Five – Husbandry in Habana
Fifty-three: I am so tired my eyes are burning. I arrived in São Paulo half an hour or so ago, ready to start my 8hr layover ending at 02h30 local time, 06h30 South African time and 23h30 Havana time. No matter what clock you’re using I will not have slept in a very, very long … More Day 53 & 54 – Airborne
Feeling a little Hogwarts-y right now. I’m taking the Premiere Class train to Johannesburg, which must be either somewhat new or really poorly advertised because I have to keep explaining to everyone that, no, it isn’t the fancy Blue Line train but yes, it’s plenty safe and a little bit fancy. At this point in … More Day 51 & 52 – Choo Choooo
These three days have been spent sleeping in, sun bathing, and walking around window-shopping. Two small events: I commissioned a dress to be made for me, final alterations are underway, perhaps there will be a photo to come; and I attended a dinner theatre at The Rockwell Hotel called The Kaapse Stories. It was billed … More Day 48 to 50 – Just Living