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Monday, April 18, 2016

#atozchallenge: O is for Obispo Street



Here's to a great AtoZ!

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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 N

FALSE: Johnny Weismuller, Edward VIII,  Jack Dempsey, Tom Mix, José Mujica, Buster Keaton, Errol Flynn, and the mobsters Santos Traficante and Meyer Lansky weren't guests in the sixties. They were guests in the thirties. 





O is for Obispo Street

Obispo Street is in the heart of Cuidad Vieja (the old city), and I was lucky enough to stay smack in the middle of it. The first day I stepped out onto my balcony at ten in the morning, the street was jammed with people (no cars are allowed on Obispo Street). That night about twelve hours later the street was still jammed. People were talking and laughing. From each direction music blared and it was beautiful. I had dinner. I went for a stroll and joined the fun. At midnight, the view from my balcony was exactly the same as it had been earlier. At two o'clock in the morning. . .exactly the same. Do these people never tire? The answer was yes. About three or four all is quiet. Here's a short video of my balcony overlooking Obispo Street at the wee hours of the morning. After all, I wasn't about to sleep.  








Your T/F Quiz for O:

1. In English the word obispo translates as bishop.
2. Obispo is an ancient word that has its origins in pre-Christian times. 

Answers tomorrow.


33 comments:

  1. I got the trivia right!
    That street's almost like Vegas, although there is never a down time there.

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  2. Sounds like the place to be - happy sounds.

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  3. Hi Lee - I got the decades muddled ... but knew loads of celebrities had visited. I've no idea about Obispo .. not bishop though ... unless it's a spoonerism ..

    Your hotel situation - sounds amazing ... cheers Hilary

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  4. I only know the word Obispo in the context of a city in California, San Luis Obispo. But I love towns that party at night--at least I used to.

    @Kathleen01930
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  5. You're making me want to visit Cuba. Sounds like a wonderful place.

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  6. Sounds like a happening place indeed

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  7. Oh dear. I flubbed the quiz. Reminds me of those riddles like: If a plane crashes on the border of US and Canada, where do you bury the survivors?

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  8. Uh-oh - not the place for me. I need my sleep :) Thanks for sharing your holiday with us.

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  9. This reminds me of Southern Italy. In Matera, the streets are crowded after seven or eight in the evening. People are walking and you hear music playing. It's beautiful.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  10. yes, my country is also famous for nightlife that last into daylight too and the streets that never sleep :)

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  11. Both of these seem like they could be true, but I'll go with number two.

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  12. Sounds like a lively, fun place to visit! That's cool no cars are allowed so it's just people mingling.

    -Lauren

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  13. Another wonderful insight of Cuba.
    Yvonne.

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  14. Boy was I wrong on this one. I never thought of the 30's wow, those movies were old even then. LOL
    I have no clue on this new quiz, as usual. Guessing True!
    I'm really enjoying the journey!

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  15. Wow! It sounds like a fun place. Unless you were trying to get some sleep...

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  16. Looks like good times. There is a Del Obispo street close to where I live but it's pretty boring.

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  17. Sounds like a fantastic street. Glad you were able to stay right near it.

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  18. OK..this makes me want to jump on a plane and go there. It sounds magical and fun. For a country and people so poor, they just sound happy and love music. Hmmmm I will say Fasle to the first but true to the second.

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  19. I'd probably like it there! That's about when I go to bed. I'm going to say F then T.

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  20. Not sure I'd want to stay on that street. The noise would make it hard for me to get to sleep. Unless it cleared out at 10pm.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  21. Sounds crazy but pretty cool. I've never heard that word so I'm going to guess true for both.

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  22. Fun to visit street but hard to live there I bet or at least sleep there!

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  23. Yes and I don't know... I am envious of this journey!

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  24. It looks like a lively place, although I prefer peace and quiet both in hotels as well as at home. :)

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  25. What a fascinating trip! Loved listening to the sounds of the area. Definitely busy! Sounds like an exciting place to visit, but I do love sleeping in peace and quiet on a regular basis. :)
    ~Jess

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  26. Enjoyed the video - I love Latin music! It's so cheerful. :)

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  27. I don't think I'll be able to stay away from Cuba now after your posts. I think Obispo is an ancient word from pre Christian times.

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  28. Obispo...quite a cute name, in an odd way.
    So now you're taking videos in exotic places at ungodly hours...? You know how to load them to Youtube? Go you.
    Writer In Transit

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  29. Three or four - that's a long night :) The golden light is rather beautiful.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  30. Fascinating. I wouldn't last that long, though. I can fall asleep just about anywhere. Sounds like a great place to visit.

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