Cuba blog April 9, 2019

Submitted by eagle on Sun, 05/19/2019 - 15:44

Cuban dessert seem bland, dry. Perhaps unsurprising. I think that Latin deserts generally do not appeal to me. Maybe because they have so much fruit that they don't need to make appealing deserts?

A gray, rainy day.

In part, I want to spend longer in Cuba, outside of the city. The cash (or no cash) situation is making this difficult. I don't want to feel forced to leave again right yet.

Bikes cost the same here as in the US. So do packages of tomato sauce, some cans of soda, etc. I think that imported products cost about the same, while local products cost around one tenth to one half as much, often around one fifth as much.

A word I hear often in Cuba is "coge," which seems to have numerous uses, like "get." It sounds funny to me, because in Mexico "coge" means "fuck," as in have sex.

Cuban people eat a ton of wheat. I think they import it, along with (dirty) gasoline. I like some of the bread, but some of the bread is too crunchy for my tastes. I think Cuba also produces gasoline. Looks like yes.

I think that in travel, & more generally, there are tough parts throughout. It's easy to have a notion of how you want things, but often things come out a different way. We have to adjust. We have to move forward anyways It's how things happen. Do it the most to preferences that we can.