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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 K:
TRUE 1. The first Cuban Grand Prix was held in 1957, and Juan Fangio won it in his Maserati 300S. It was Bautistia’s hope that this major race would help him turn Havana into Latino Las Vegas. Castro had other ideas.
TRUE 2. Following the successful revolution in 1959, organized motor racing in Cuba ended permanently. The government thought it was too bourgeois for a socialist state.
L is for La Floridita:
The La Floridita is known as the home of the Daiquiri. And it was “home” to Hemingway for many days and nights. The folklore has it that in one day he consumed 40 Daiquiris. It was an easy walk from my hotel in Ciuidad Vieja and I had to see the famed bar and restaurant I’d read about for years. So I bellied up to the bar, ordered a Daiquiri (something I never drink) and toasted Hemingway who sat at the end looking out over the crowded room. He never moved, so I thought he may have already downed a few of those horrid, sweet beverages.
Your T/F Quiz for L:
1. This famous nightspot was once called “La Piña de Plata” (The Silver Pineapple).
2. The Daiquiri is made from vodka and pineapple juice.