Day 19 - Ian, Monte and I October 17th 2011 It was our last day in Cuba before Ian had to leave and we absolutely smashed it.
In the morning it was straight to Casa del Habano, the official cigar shop of Cuba, to purchase some Cubans. Found hidden behind the Capitolio, it is attached to the still-functioning cigar factory, Real Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás, founded by Jaime Partagás in 1985. We didn’t do the tour of the factory ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries. Large numbers of African slaves ... ... read more
I’m writing this blog because it’s easier than facebooking everyone, and it might be quite funny. It is mainly a diary for me and Ian Bennett to look back on afterwards and also gives me a chance to be a bit pretentious (in an ironic way, of course). Remember, I only got an A in English Lit and comma placement is complete guesswork, so don’t be too harsh.
For those of you who don’t know him, Ian and I have been best friends since we were 9. He’ll be with me for the first 3 weeks of this little adventure – It seems getting permission from his girlfriend, Ruth, was a lot easier... full info