I, Zeb the Duck, am back at the airport in Havana, Cuba.
We are in Havana, Cuba
As I wait for my plane to Miami, I pause to reflect on my Cuban adventure. I met many very nice people. I liked my group of human travelers. As expected they were all very experienced travelers eager to explore a new place and adaptable if the planned schedule was changed. I also met very nice, friendly people living in Cuba.
I remember narrow streets with old buildings.
Narrow streets with wonderful old buildings
Many horse carts,
Horse with cart
many bicycles, many people walking, some classic American cars
Classic cars as taxis
and some new,
New smaller taxis
The school children were wearing uniforms.
Their uniforms look nice
We stopped at a ballet school and saw them practice.
While we brought gifts to the senior center, we enjoyed the dancing and music and the people gave us a gift also.
Zeb with new hat
I think I look pretty good in my hat.
As a yellow rubber duck, people were curious about me and many became my friends.
Zeb’s new best friend
These decorated cakes are examples of art and attention to detail.
Look so yummy
Bet they taste good too.
Cuba has many statues; some large and some smaller bronze statues.
Statue of friar near Havana’s Plaza Vieja
It appears that they remember and honor many people.
This man was so nice and I was fascinated as he made sugar cane juice.
Made fresh sugar cane juice
I remember shopping in the market in Havana.
Indoor market in Havana
I remember music everywhere.
Musicians playing in Trinidad
After dinner one evening, many in our human group learned some Cuban dance steps
After dinner dance lessons
and many danced after the lesson.
I remember and admire the art, the color, the talent and most of all, the smiles and
Our new friends
friendliness of the Cuban people. Our governments may have differences, but the friendly people of Cuba and the United States get along well.
Such colorful dresses
I am so glad that we visited Cuba. If you want to see Cuba, check out http://www.friendlyplanet.com and see what they offer. There are other tour companies that offer people to people tours. We decided to travel with Friendly Planet and enjoyed it. I hope you will visit Cuba soon.
Alejandro, our local guide, enjoying a Cuban cigar.
Connie our Friendly Planet guide and Santos our driver with Zeb the Duck
It is time to board the plane and return to Miami. I have more adventures planned with Soapy Smith Duck, my Alaska cousin will send Alaska updates and JB Duck is also traveling. Please check here to see what we do and tell us about your adventures, away from home and in your home town.