Monday, May 15, 2006

Happy days are here again!

Isn't that what it's all about?
Me, wearing protective clothing... Not that it mattered - ended up having a nice sunburn anyway...

Havana skyline - the Malecon, seen from Old Havana. Of course, the obligatory old Studebaker(?) in front. Actually met a guy, as old as me, owning an even elder car: 54 years old, all original, he told me proudly, and rightly so. He revved her up to let me enjoy the sound of six or eight cylinders, probably a 4.2-liter block.

Great people; very friendly (one guy and two women offering help when I had a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere!), and great drinks - all based on rum (Habana Club being "the real thing") Mojitos, Cuba Libres & Daiquiris.
Seen Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, a great little island whose name shall remain unknow to protect the habitat, and Varadero.

Better avoid Varadero; it's not Cuba.