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More Portraits from Trinidad Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 2 Comments

Beautiful as Trinidad is, it would be missing the point simply to visit and the see the ‘sights’, nothing in particular has been packaged as an attraction, not in the typical tourist sense of the word anyway. The true magic of the place is the atmosphere, the people, the laid-back lifestyle and the fantastically intriguing sample of humanity on offer.

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old man smoking cigar in cuba

A View From The Roof In Cienfuegos Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 2 Comments

The sticky heat lingered in the afternoon air like a damp blanket, stifling and energy-sapping. It was midday, and the streets were quiet. The few people ambling about-children in the school uniforms, topless men with sun weathered skin hauling large sacks, all keeping close to the pastel coloured buildings, trying to stay within the thin sliver of shade provided by the low rise houses lining either side of the street…

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Portrait of two bakers havana cuba

The Fabulous Baker Boys of Havana Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 10 Comments

As I rounded yet another corner in Old Havana, a picture perfect scene played out in front of me. It was a shot out of a classic movie, two guys, one perched on a stool, a cigarette between his fingers, the other standing, his lean mascular arms stretched across the doorway, sucking a lollipop. Ok, so the lollipop is not really reminiscent of a classic movie, but still …

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two sisters red car havana cuba

What I learned from the people of Havana Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 11 Comments

You would think that all the years of international isolation, economic sanctions and general hardship would have exacted a devastating toll on the people on the island of Cuba. That they would be angry, hostile and bitter with Americans and the outside world in general, seen as more or less responsible for making life harder than it already is, severely limited purchasing choices for everyday items and inflated prices.

You could not be further from the truth.

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