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Day 9 in Cuba!

Submitted by eagle on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:59

Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean. It feels small. It's a small region.

Today was sort of a beautiful exercise in futility, which is how I feel about Cuba in general. I was going to buy some more wifi cards, & try to return the one I had previously bought whose password didn't show up. After walking a long while, I found a place with tarjetas (cards). I bought $10 worth (10 hours). After lunch, I tried scratching off the password cover (like a lottery card. Again it didn't work! The $5 cards I've bought have all had expiry dates in 2017, failing to scratch. Now I have $15 of failed cards.

On the way, I came across a shoe fixer. He quickly fixed my sandal, which I've been struggling to glue together almost every day. Almost back to the apartment, one of the sandals broke, not sure whether an area he fixed or a different area. My feet have healed to the point that I could walk & even run without much limping today! I have to say that I'm more impressed with my body healing than with human artefacts healing!

Ate some comida criolla… a big bowl of rice, beans, & ham, & juice, for like 25 cents…

I like some parts of Cuba, but it's not a fit w/ my personality… Looking forward to next destinations…

Now sipping on some rum, exhausted…

I've been eating ibuprofen… Also, suffering psychologically, maybe in part from the weather…

Check out is tomorrow. The next place is supposed to be for next week, but Airbnb shows another reservation for this last week. Not sure yet whether to expect more problems there…

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