Friday, April 15, 2016

#atozchallenge: M is for Malecón



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This year I traveled to Cuba. You know, it's that little island that's spitting distance from Florida and should not be visited without special dispensation. I wanted to see it before MacDonald's arrived. I'm so glad I did. I learned a lot and I met some wonderful people. It seems they like us. Now there's a change!

I'll add a short T/F quiz to each post the same as I did last year about Burma, and I'll post the answers to the questions the following day. 




Answers to Your T/F Quiz for L:


TRUE 1. The famous Hemingway nightspot was once called "La Piña de Plata" (Silver Pineapple), but it became such a hangout for Florida tourists, it was change to El Florida, then La Floridita. 
FALSE 2. There's no vodka in a Daiquiri. It's full on rum and lime juice with sugar.

M is for Malecón




Malecón means a paved walk along water's edge. Every city or town I visited had a beautiful walk along the shore line. This is one of Havana's. The ones I really enjoyed had a park-like setting with trees, benches and lots of flowers. But this is a pretty famous malecón because this was part of the Grand Prix route back in the pre-Castro days. 



I can't come up with a quiz for M, so class dismissed.

35 comments:

  1. Can you imagine driving fast along that route? It would be like one of the Need for Speed courses.

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  2. Oh how beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love walking near water, be it lake, beach, river, or canal.

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  4. What an aewsome picture, thanks for sharing it with those who have never been to Cuba.
    Yvonne.

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  5. Looks beautiful! I love seaside walks like that. We have something similar along the Danube too. :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  6. Malecon - so that's what it's called. Beautiful !

    shahwharton.com

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  7. Interesting. Looks like I've been making my daiquiris wrong.

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  8. Looks like the views from it should be epic. I think I would prefer the ones with part-like settings too.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  9. Oh, how lovely. Have a great weekend!

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  10. I first heard that word when I was in the Dominican Republic. I think it is used a lot in Spanish-speaking islands.

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  11. Like Alex says: a race course along that route would be chilling!

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  12. Can sure be a sight as you walk along the edge indeed

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  13. How cool that you made it to Cuba. That Daiquiri sounds like it would be the death of a diet. lol

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  14. Such a magnificent road and view. No pop-quiz! *whew*. How could I forget that daiquiris are made with rum! (Obviously NOT a daiquiri drinker) Did I ever tell you my great-grandparents and my grandmother (as a little girl) lived in Cefuentes, Cuba? Sometime between 1904-05... It's on the south side of the island.

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    1. I was in Cefuentes! Beautiful little town with a square that I enjoyed.

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  15. I love walking along the waters, be it the ocean or a lake. So pleased you chose this theme, Lee. Thoroughly enjoying it.

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  16. Hello fellow writer. What a great idea to get to Cuba before McDonalds. It is a dream of my to visit the island and soak in the ambiance of the resourceful Cubans.

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  17. I hear that Cuba is absolutely beautiful. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your trip there. The malecón in your photo is pretty. I'd love to see it.

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  18. What a lovely walkway. I wonder how many of the racecars ended up in the water? Or on the rocks.

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  19. This looks so amazing. I'd love to visit someday.

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  20. I'd like to walk along that. And I'd probably fall in. Haha!

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  21. This reminds me of New Orleans. They too have a paved walk that along side the Mississippi. I have visited there many times and I love spending time in one of the restaurants looking out on the Mississippi.
    Thanks for bringing back a wonderful memory.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  22. Cozumel has a similar Malecon. I didn't know that was what it was called.

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  23. I got it right, rum! :)
    What a lovely view, I'd love to walk that Malecon, but yes, trees, benches and flowers are lovely escapes too!
    No quiz, always a good day! LOL

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  24. I enjoyed learning about Malecón. Great posts throughout A-Z!

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  25. The Melacon in Puerta Vallarta is a huge tourist attraction. Cruise ships from all over the world dock so passengers can spend ridiculous amounts of money for things that are half the price the day before and after. Commerce.

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  26. Great pic, Clem! It would be fun to just leisurely walk the Melacon within such a beautiful setting.

    Hank

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  27. What a lovely way to spend a day, enjoying the water and surroundings.

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  28. Beautiful picture. Sounds like a wonderful trip with lots of history. Enjoying your T or F trivia.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  29. What a beautiful place to take a stroll! Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  30. I love walking along these boardwalks. I did this in Panama but I didn't know the name of it. I believe I got the questions right:)

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