From the Arrivals Lounge to the Hostel: my first hour in Cuba

I arrived in Cuba just over a month ago, and I'm now writing this from Puerto Rico. A lot of my posts so far have been 'guides' of a sort, but I'm going to start writing these more personal, anecdotal entries too. The intentions is to give a touch of flavour, I suppose. Unfortunately I … Continue reading From the Arrivals Lounge to the Hostel: my first hour in Cuba

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Cuban Food Part 2: from dry snacks to fried-taro crack

I put a bit less effort into the rhyming title this time. Part 1 covered the various government run establishments in which I tended to eat most evening meals. This part will cover pretty much everything else. I’ll from the top with Cuba’s priciest options: private restaurants. Private restaurants Once a thing of legend in … Continue reading Cuban Food Part 2: from dry snacks to fried-taro crack

Cuban food: pork and rice, kinda nice. Every meal? A rough deal. Part 1: Government restaurants

I'm going to start this post with a preface, because I feel like what's about to come has potential to be unduly harsh. Bear in mind for the duration of this post that I spent a month in Cuba, and during that month my critiques of Cuban cuisine were sharpened by the whetstone of repetition. … Continue reading Cuban food: pork and rice, kinda nice. Every meal? A rough deal. Part 1: Government restaurants

Cuba: Confounding, intricate, impenetrable (but ultimately worth the effort)

I recently departed from Cuba for Puerto Rico, having visited much of the Western end, but sadly nothing past Trinidad. I personally blame the expensive buses, but others would probably point to my poor planning. I'm going to spend the next few posts talking not about destinations, but about the general foibles of Cuba and … Continue reading Cuba: Confounding, intricate, impenetrable (but ultimately worth the effort)

Welcome to my newfangled blog.

Thanks for deciding my opinions on things are possibly worth reading. Not everyone would agree, so I'm glad you're easily pleased. Or perhaps you just need to know what not to do in Cuba. Anyway, self-deprecating introduction over, welcome to the blog. I'm Jack, I'm from England, and I regularly destitute myself in the name … Continue reading Welcome to my newfangled blog.