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Revisiting a list from July 2003

Posted by cybertoad on 07/10/2016 in bucket list, travel |

Wow! While cleaning up this blog to convert it to a travel blog, I came across this post from 13 years ago listing locations I wanted to visit in my lifetime. Thrilled to see I’ve made some headway – and even visited some locations a few times. If I have visited a location, I’ve added […]

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Passporting since 1979…

Posted by cybertoad on 07/06/2016 in travel |

I have had a passport ever since I can remember and was surprised to find out when I was in a study abroad prep class in college that most of my classmates had never had one. I assumed everyone had one, even if they didn’t travel! I still have almost all of my past passports: […]

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Dusting this blog off…

Posted by cybertoad on 06/22/2016 in commentary, personal, travel |

Hello everyone! I hope you like the updated look and the new focus on travel. I’ve had this blog since the summer of 2001 and I couldn’t just give it up after 15 years. You can read a little more of the blog’s history here… In addition to simply updating the theme with new background […]

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My Thoughts on Cuba & Tourism

Posted by cybertoad on 06/15/2016 in caribbean, cuba, travel |

I know I’ve been posting a lot of photos from Cuba, And it’s funny because through the various Instagram filters I’ve used, I am romanticizing the city. As I edited my photos in Instagram I’d show my Tia Gladys my pictures and she was like, “Wait, that’s my street or that’s the city? You’ve made […]

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More almendrones

Posted by cybertoad on 06/15/2016 in instagram, photography, travel |

This is a great article that explains the classic car phenomenon in Cuba, or almendrones as they are called, but to summarize: “New American cars have been off-limits under the U.S. trade embargo since 1960. In fact, until a relaxation of rules in 2013, Cubans were forbidden to buy any cars manufactured abroad. And only […]

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Visiting Mom’s Old House in Habana

Posted by cybertoad on 06/14/2016 in travel |

Today’s story… We visited the house Mom & Dad lived in as newlyweds (Dad had lived there during his previous marriage). The current owners graciously allowed us in. This mirror and shelf are right at the entrance and the current owner said they just can’t be removed without doing damage so there they are, over […]

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Across the street from my Mom’s old home in Santos Suarez.

Posted by cybertoad on 06/09/2016 in caribbean, cuba, instagram, photography, travel |

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Batido de Mango

Posted by cybertoad on 06/06/2016 in caribbean, cuba, photography, travel |

We visited the house my parents lived in and the huge mango tree was still taking over the backyard like it did 50 years ago. Mangos were falling off the tree as we walked through so the current owner sent us home with a bag full. My aunt let them ripen a couple of days […]

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Give us this day our daily bread… ration.

Posted by cybertoad on 06/06/2016 in caribbean, cuba, instagram, photography, travel |

Did you know that Cuban citizens still have a ration book and are allotted a certain amount of basic staples a month per person. A roll of bread per day per person is part of the rations. The small blue book on the counter is my aunt’s ration booklet. Read a little more here in […]

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Reuniting Sisters

Posted by cybertoad on 05/20/2016 in travel |

In a week Mom will be reunited with her sister, only a little over a year younger than her. I know my family doesn’t really show much emotion but I’m getting verklempt just thinking about the reunion after so many years. Here are some pics I found… Mom is the top left, my Tia Gladys […]

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