Pre-Nigeria History Lesson

Okay, so are you packed? Carol and I leave for Nigeria on the 22nd, and I go on from there to Ghana on the 28th, while she returns home.

People ask me, “How do you prepare for a trip like this?” Actually, that’s literary license, nobody asks me that. But the question allows me to […]

Reflections on Cuba, and Hasta Luego

May 3

Early breakfast on the roof, before setting forth for the airport. On the bus I read the spoof blog that I wrote of what really happened on our trip, which is very well received by the group. We have three hours at the airport, which I spend talking to Doug, Isabella and Michael, […]

Crabs and Photos of Che

May 2

Breakfast at the hotel and depart by 8 AM for Havana.

Run into a whole bunch of crabs, making their way from the ocean across the road that we are on. We stop to photograph them.

Drive the rest of the way into Havana, arriving around 2 PM. We are dropped at […]

Revolutionary Fervor and Whispering to Horses

May 1

May Day, Labor Day in Trinidad, and we head down very early to the parade site, Cespedes Park, where people slowly gather. Once the time comes, though, just about the entire town is there, some of them under government pressure to come, others because they want to enjoy the festivities. The mood is […]

African Gods and Horses in Homes

April 30

I opt to skip the early morning walk, so head off, after breakfast at the hotel, around 9 AM. First stop is a dance performance, at Palenque de los Congos Reales, an African/Cuban dance with dancers representing various African gods, then some rumba dances. Performance is good, if a bit repetitive of others […]