Bonus H: Hurray! I’m giving away a signed copy of Alligators Overhead at Goodreads. This is the last day to ENTER.
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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 G
TRUE 1. Guantánamo is the oldest U.S. military base outside U.S. territory. It was established in 1898.
H is for Hemingway.
Hemingway made his home in Cuba in the 40s and 50s. If you read my A post you know he lived in the Hotel Ambos Mundos in Room 151, now a museum with his artifacts. He later bought a home on an exquisite property overlooking the sea. I didn’t want to leave after walking around and visiting this place he loved.
The Cubans have restored and kept this house as it was when the writer lived in it. His typewriter, his books, his music are all here. I wasn’t a fan of the man, but I was a fan of his writing, so I soaked up as much of his writer’s inspiration as I could before moving on.
|Several rooms had mounted animal heads from his African expeditions. One of the reasons I wasn’t keen on him as a human being. There are others, but I’ll save that for another time.|
|This was one of the vistas he enjoyed.|
|Entrance to the Hemingway house|
Your T/F Quiz for H
1. Hemingway fought in the Spanish-American War.
2. His novel, Old Man and the Sea, was the last book he wrote, and it earned him a Pulitzer Prize.