Published: January 24th 2011January 24th 2011
Old Man visits Havana Cemetery
We're looking forward to the life stories that one encounters while travelling. This old gentleman visits his wife's memorial in the huge Havana cemetery that is the size of a small city.
In just 6 days, we'll be heading off to spend 3 weeks working on, and hopefully improving
, our Spanish skills in a language school in central Havana ...
Last year at this time we had the good fortune to be in the high altitude surrounds of lovely Cusco, Peru, learning about Incan culture and studying Spanish. We learned an incredible amount of vocabulary and "verbos" and even tasted the delicacy Guinea Pig ("Cuy" en espanol)...we came to know some warm, generous, wonderful people whose lives have been spent entirely in the mountainous Andes...now it's time to move forward with additional practice in Spanish while enjoying the great architecture and culture of Cuba.
We've visited Cuba previously but we're hoping that in this 3 week sojourn that we can get a slightly better feel for the culture, food, and history and come to know a little bit about the lives and livelihoods of local residents of Havana. The small stories that make up everyday life in a chaotic and complicated world are what we love to encounter. We don't expect to duplicate our Cusco experience but we do anticipate that the Cubans will greet us with their own intelligence, resilience, and warmth.
Larry hopes to find someone who will provide some cooking lessons and demonstrate creative cuisine using Cuba's limited selection of ingredients...good thing we love rice and beans...maybe we'll uncover something muy rico
that we never dreamed of
Maureen's prime job is to keep Larry from getting us into too much trouble.
It's a short visit with its prime purpose to build on our Spanish language skills...escaping cool Canadian winter weather might
be a slight benefit too!! Hope you can come and see Havana with us in this blog