This year we are not going to Cuba over Christmas break as we usually do. We’ve chosen to visit New Orleans instead. The language won’t be too much of a problem; it won’t be as warm as Cuba, but then, not as cold as here either. And we won’t be staying at an “all inclusive” where all food and booze is included in the price.
I can’t say I will miss the Mojitos, the national drink of Cuba, and often served pool side. Their colour is a lovely lime green and though I do enjoy the taste of line, Mojitos somehow pucker my lips, not in a good way. New Orleans will have good bourbon,I hope
Last year in Cuba we were part of a tour; four couples, driver and guide. My blog of that trip is called “Adventures in Cuba”. That was not the official title of the tour, but with the bad weather, bus break down and even flooding; the trip was definitely an adventure. We all got along well; well enough for a week anyway. We laughed a lot, no whiners in the group (even with the mishaps) and all British since it was a British tour group. One of the women had purple hair. Oh, how the Cubans stared and stared! Her hair was the shade of a purple plum, long and straight right down to the middle of her back. Between the two of us, she purple haired and me with my red curly hair, we were quite the pair
Last Christmas day after a big dinner at the buffet we retired to the patio bar upstairs. The Cubans love to sing, dance and make music. They put on a spectacular show. The dancers were graceful and innovative. One of them had the blackest hair I’ve ever seen – it was almost blue.
Today with the snow and wind and cold and leaking roof, I cannot imagine sitting outdoors enjoying pina colatas and the view of a gorgeous city down below. We were homeward bound the next day so we made sure to savour every moment.
We are looking forward to our trip to New Orleans. We hope to hear good music, see swamps and bayous, which beat snow encrusted streets any day, and feast on good Creole cooking.
Written for the writing challenge on My Space
Blogophilia 42.3 Topic: “The Taste of Lime”
(Hard, 2pts): Mention Purple Hair
(Easy, 1pt): Include a Black Haired Dancer
http://www.myspace.com/blogophilia/blog/541225203 (can’t link this)
Flowers from first trip – sure is a big pic !