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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 D:
FALSE 1.Canada and Mexico do not have similar immigration agreements with the U.S. as does Cuba. As you can imagine this has caused some hard feelings. They ask, “If Cubans can set foot on U.S. soil and stay, why can’t Canadians and Mexicans?”
TRUE 2. There are about 1 million immigrants from Cuba in the U.S. today. In 2013, the number was 1,144,000.
E is for Etymology
|Look at those clothes. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Talk about cultural clash.|
It’s always interesting to know where names come from. The answer to where did Cuba get its name isn’t that straightforward. Some linguists say it came from the Taino indigenous word Cubanacan meaning “where fertile land is abundant” cubao or “great place” coabana.
When Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba he christened it “Juana,” in honor of Prince Don Juan, son of Queen Isabella. That didn’t stick, but the indigenous one did. Score one for the natives.
If ever there was a time this group was needed it’s April.
- Will I make it through an entire month of blogging daily?
- Will I screw up my posts?
- Will anyone care about my theme?
Talk about insecurity. April has them all in a neat bundle, so whether you’re part of this brilliant insanity or just dropping in to see if I’m holding up, lend your support here before going on to give other A to Zers some love.