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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 U
TRUE 1. Having a military base on Guantanamo gave the U.S. a strategic location during the Cold War. Russia was a huge threat and very cozy with Castro.
TRUE 2. Only 485 miles of water stand between Florida and Guantanamo.
V is for Cuidad Vieja
One of the most charming parts of Havana is Ciudad Vieja (Old City of Havana). The streets are mostly cobblestone, and one that runs in front of the old governor's house is wood. He didn't like the noise of wheels going over stone. Today most of the streets are reserved for pedestrians, so you can meander without fear of being run down by a bus or car. You do have to watch out at cross-streets because those are heavily trafficked.
|Colorful Cuban Women In Cuidad Vieja|
|The Wooden Street with Vendors|
|A Courtyard in Cuidad Vieja|
Your T/F Quiz for V
1. The Old Havana, Cuidad Vieja, was founded in the early 1900s.
2. Some of Old Havana is still owned by private individuals, but the state own most of it.