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Old 07-24-2006   #61 (permalink)
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Wow. beautiful pictures, Thor. I am looking forward to seeing more of Cuba!
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Thor can you adopt me? You take the most facinating vacations! Thank you for taking the time to share and post pictures!
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Wow. beautiful pictures, Thor. I am looking forward to seeing more of Cuba!
Yes, you will. But first a few more picks from Havana:



At Plaza de Armas there are a big book marked for used books. Here is lots of interesting books. But most of it is in Spanish.



No one has to pay for school in Cuba. So every grown up can read. And if you want to be a doctor or a musician you don't have to pay anything. We saw this school class in Plaza de Armas, Havana.



People's income is low in Cuba. A gardener told us he earned 10 US $ a month (Yes I have typed it right). The same we heard from a driver. In a book we have it's told a doctor earn 80 US $ a month. Cuba has a system where earning money should not be important. You are taken care of by the government. This is a good thing for all poor people. They have it better now than before the revolution. I would rather live being poor in Cuba than in the Dominican Republic. But of course: Some would rather move to the US or Norway. It is not possible to get rich in Cuba. The Lady above is trying to get some extra by dressing up with a huge cigar offering the tourist to take a picture of her for tips.

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Thor can you adopt me? You take the most facinating vacations! Thank you for taking the time to share and post pictures!
You just have to save some money and go. It's easy as that. And if you have a friend to go with it's even more easy.

I am lucky to have Kari to travel with.
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Thor, love this photo:



Love hearing your outlook on Cuba and the status there, also. Keep it coming!

(I'm leaving for Oregon in the morning, so will miss the rest... I'll have to catch up when I return, while posting my own report! )
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[quote=Thor Henning]You just have to save some money and go. It's easy as that. And if you have a friend to go with it's even more easy.

I am lucky to have Kari to travel with.
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Dear hubby is not a traveler I dont understand it, he definitely would be out of his element in Cuba. ( I know thats the point) I was lucky to get him to Playa, trying to get him to go again......
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You just have to save some money and go. It's easy as that. And if you have a friend to go with it's even more easy.

I am lucky to have Kari to travel with.
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Dear hubby is not a traveler I dont understand it, he definitely would be out of his element in Cuba. ( I know thats the point) I was lucky to get him to Playa, trying to get him to go again......
Some folks like it best at home. May be we meet in Playa.
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Havana has lots of museums. Not all of them are exciting. But one you should see is the Museo de la Revolución. It is housed in the former Palacio Presidencial (1913-20), a signature of the Havana skyline. Tiffany's of New York decorated the interior. This palace was the site of an unsuccessful assassination attempt against Fulgencio Batista in 1957. The exhibits provide a complete documentary and photographic account of the Cuban Revolution. We didn't use the available guide which I regret.



The ceiling is impressive.



There is lots of paintings and photographs.



There are always lots of guards in the museums. They are very helpful if you ask and always friendly. And some of them are very pretty.

If you didn't knew: The people of Cuba are very pretty!



There is text in both English and Spanish so you may read what the Revolution was all about.



I believe most girls will think of Che Guevara as good looking?



Another beautiful ceiling from the building.
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Nice pics, and glad you had a good time.

Will save my comments for another thread, as this is your baby.
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Nice pics, and glad you had a good time.

Will save my comments for another thread, as this is your baby.
Well, I like to have comments. :p

I'm finnished with Havana for a while now and will show you pictures from other places we visited in Cuba.

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I like to have comments. :p

I am finnished with Havana for a while now and will show you pictures from other places we visited in Cuba.
Introducing politics into a trip report is Stogey's job.
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I can't leave Havana without mentioning the music. Cuban music is fantastic! And they have lots of good musicians. I guess it has to do with the fact that you earn the same as a musicians or an artist as you earn as anything else. Or may be a lot more if you sell your product to the tourists.

The group on the picture below was really good. I bought their CD.

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Cuba has been on my wish list for a while. and your photos are just showing that I HAVE to go there some day...
Great job, Thor!
Thanks!
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Cuba has been on my wish list for a while. and your photos are just showing that I HAVE to go there some day...
Great job, Thor!
Thanks!
Thanks TeeZet! I think it is a good idea to go to Cuba before Castro is gone. It is going to change a lot. Some of the genuine will be gone with him.
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I can't leave Havana without mentioning the music. Cuban music is fantastic! And they have lots of good musicians. I guess it has to do with the fact that you earn the same as a musicians or an artist as you earn as anything else. Or may be a lot more if you sell your product to the tourists.

The group on the picture below was really good. I bought their CD.

Ahhh...Cuban music! La Buena Vista Social Club, Tito Puente....that alone is good reason to raise the embargo and be done with this old petty argument!
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