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My Aunt’s House

Posted by cybertoad on 06/17/2016 in caribbean, cuba, instagram, photography |

My Tia’s house is the light coral one on the 2nd floor with the terrace on the far right. You go through the black gate to go up the stairs.  

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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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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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Why aren’t there mosquitoes in Havana?

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

While in Havana, I did not see a single mosquito. My aunt explained to me that it was because the state was fumigating homes (inside your home, not just spraying in the streets). On my last day we heard, then saw them coming down the street. Fascinating to me since here in the US most […]

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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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