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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 A
TRUE 2.Columbus discovered Cuba in 1492. There are different villages that claim he landed at their doorstep, so it’s not clear exactly where he first stepped onto the island.
B is for Bar-b-que and Bici-Taxies:
Don’t let your mouth water at the thought of Bar-b-ques on the sandy beaches of Cuba because that’s not what this word means. The angle doesn’t show you inside the windows of this once elegant early 1900s building, but if it had, you’d see tall ceilinged rooms divided by a floor separating them into upper and lower living quarters. That’s a Bar-b-que Cuban style. It allows two families to live in a single space. Of course, if they don’t have air conditioning, those lower-ceilinged rooms are stifling in summer.
Bici-taxies are everywhere and only a few CUCs (Cuban pesos) gets you around town. On them you see so much and you cover a lot of territory. Passengers sit behind a guy on a bike and he pumps like no gym denizen I ever saw.
Your T/F Questions for B:
1. The period of “modern architecture” in Cuba started in the 1950s.
2. The bici-taxi is unique to Cuba.