Despite the American Embargo

Despite the American Embargo against Cuba, I went to Cuba this year, twice. The embargo has little to do with me, and Cubans seemed to care less about the things their government and my government do. Cuban ingenuity and tenacity shined through on my visit and I felt welcomed and very safe walking the streets…

The Embassy?

I was standing across the street from the US Embassy filming a time-lapse video of the sunrise. A police officer approached me after he observing me over the course of about ten minutes. He asked to see my passport, which I surrendered and he radioed my number to another officer on the other end of…

2017 … So Far

I had been working in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since August 2016. I hadn’t been to the capital city, Riyadh, yet. However, things soon changed for me. Dammam is only a thirty minute car ride from Bahrain. On weekends I made my way to Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.   In late January I took a trip…

Cusco

The night I arrived in Cusco, the moon hung lonely in the sky. I was so talen by the view that I asked the taxi driver to pull over so that I could take a photo. I am glad I did. 

Che Guevara

Cuba issued three dollar bills. Che Guevara’s image is on that currency too.    

Old Havana

Old Havana is better maintained than the rest of Havana. I was confused as to why it was called ‘old’ Havana because much of the rest of Havana is in dire need of attention and looks much older.  I found the dark skinned women who smoke large cigars, who are emblematic of Cuba. I found…

Support for The Cuban People

During my stay in Cuba, I slept in a room at a home in Havana that was clean and well equipped with A/C and a fan. There was also a refrigerator stocked with six bottles of water which due to the heat I drank swiftly over my first couple of days. Breakfast was provided for…

From Mexico City to Havana

For anybody who cares, this is a post about Cuba and what it takes to get there. Personally, before I hopped on a plane destined for Cuba I did a lot of research about traveling there. Some of the research I did was not valuable because it was directed at travelers to Cuba whose flights…

Along The Way

Here is a list of the people I met while hiking to the summit of Machu Picchu. Sure, there were plenty more people, but these are thise that stand out. 1) There was a 12 y/o boy from Sao Paulo who hiked to montaña Machu Picchu with his mother. He complained about the problems in…