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The Unique Island Country of Cuba and Its People

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Cuban Gallery: As a teacher and history buff Cuba has always held a great fascination for me. I was hesitant to travel there on the first occasion not knowing what to expect in such a country with suppressive politics. My fears as a tourist were quickly put to rest. But many of my preconceived notions of restricted freedom of the people was in fact reinforced. My first visit was in 1991 and at that time American currency was the only money tourists could use to purchase goods and services. Most Cubans in possession of the currency however were subject to penalties. I had even heard from one source that a day in jail was the penalty for each American dollar found in their possession. $10....ten days. I could never confirm this but by the actions of the people I met I was inclined to believe it. I had also seen signs posted encouraging political dissidents to be turned in for unpatriotic actions or attitudes. Despite what the people faced with shortages of goods such as toiletries, toothpaste and cooking oil most seemed resigned to the facts of their lives and rose above it with a zest for life, humour, family ties and above all the ability to innovate adapt and flourish with what little they had. Cubans did not see hard work and toil as anything outside the norm and they rose to that challege as well. After more than 12 visits to all parts of the country and never being fearful to explore off the resort (crime was extremely rare), I enjoyed meeting many Cubans and their families. I spent a wonderful new year in a small seaside concrete abode where a family of husband wife and three children resided with just curtains and blankets strung from the ceiling to create rooms. The only separate structural room was a small kitchen. A pig was roasted and all the trimmings were laid out including lots of rum from a deep plastic pale. We drank and laughed as I practiced my Spanish and they their English. We danced and ate and sang. I was treated like family and we kept in touch over the years. Another year I was invited into Holguin the third largest city in Cuba by my Tres Amigos who roamed the beach playing guitar and bongos. We hired a local to drive us in his old Chevy from Guardalavaca to Holguin, then come back in three days to take us back to the beach town. The driver also took us all around Holguin for two of the three days. It was the best $25.00 I had ever spent. We loaded the car up with nice aged black rum Havana Rum. I believe at that time the rum was aged five years and fairly smooth. Havana Club and American cigarettes which cost about $20.00. My amigos bought the goods with Cuban pesos, rather than me buying it with American dollars in a tourist shop. I could revel in many more stories of my travels but my pictures in this Gallery will say so much more while leaving room for you to imagine and ponder those moments of life in Cuba that I experienced and was privileged to witness over a 12 year period. God willing I will go back again to see old friends and meet new ones. PS: If you are ever in Canada we do sell The Havana Club rums and I highly recommend the 7 Year. Black and Smooth, no burn, and the after taste is simply the same fresh taste even in a burp.

John Malone - Castro and Jose Marti on Cuba Map
 

Castro and Jose Marti on Cuba Map by John Malone

PD - Woman Smoking Cigar
 

Woman Smoking Cigar by PD

PD - Cuban Cigar Box Art
 

Cuban Cigar Box Art by PD

PD - Cigar Box Art
 

Cigar Box Art by PD

PD - Romeo and Julieta Cigar Label
 

Romeo and Julieta Cigar Label by PD

PD - Cuban Cigars by Partagas
 

Cuban Cigars by Partagas by PD

PD - Beautiful Cigar Logo
 

Beautiful Cigar Logo by PD

John Malone - Patina on Cannon
 

Patina on Cannon by John Malone

John  Malone - Colonial Guardians
 

Colonial Guardians by John Malone

John Malone - Beautiful Havana Harbor
 

Beautiful Havana Harbor by John Malone

John Malone - Cannons of the Fortress
 

Cannons of the Fortress by John Malone

John Malone - Havana Skyline
 

Havana Skyline by John Malone

John Malone - Malecon
 

Malecon by John Malone

John Malone - Havana Seawall from Morro Castle
 

Havana Seawall from Morro Castle by John Malone

John Malone - Hanana from Morro Castle
 

Hanana from Morro Castle by John Malone

John Malone - From the Window of Morro Castle
 

From the Window of Morro Castle by John Malone

John Malone - Morro Castle
 

Morro Castle by John Malone

John Malone - Havana Lighthouse
 

Havana Lighthouse by John Malone

John Malone - Faro Castillo del Morro
 

Faro Castillo del Morro by John Malone

John Malone - Cuban Home with Car in Driveway
 

Cuban Home with Car in Driveway by John Malone

Crystal Loppie - Hay Truck
 

Hay Truck by Crystal Loppie

John Malone - On a Street in Holguin
 

On a Street in Holguin by John Malone

John Malone - View of Turquoise Ocean
 

View of Turquoise Ocean by John Malone

John Malone - At the Old Sugar Mill
 

At the Old Sugar Mill by John Malone

John Malone - Musician Sculpture and Mural
 

Musician Sculpture and Mural by John Malone

John Malone - Superstition
 

Superstition by John Malone

Crystal Loppie - Cuban Landscape
 

Cuban Landscape by Crystal Loppie

John Malone - Original Nineteen Chevrolet Interior
 

Original Nineteen Chevrolet Interior by John Malone

John Malone - Restored Classic Vehicle
 

Restored Classic Vehicle by John Malone

John Malone - Pristine Cuban Classic
 

Pristine Cuban Classic by John Malone

John Malone - Cruisin
 

Cruisin' the Shore Line by John Malone

John Malone - Las Brisas Guardalavaca
 

Las Brisas Guardalavaca by John Malone

John Malone - Beautiful Wedding Gazebo
 

Beautiful Wedding Gazebo by John Malone

John Malone - Beautiful Parrot Sculpture in Tree
 

Beautiful Parrot Sculpture in Tree by John Malone

John Malone - Carving of Desperate Hand
 

Carving of Desperate Hand by John Malone

John Malone - Statue of the Pope in Cuba
 

Statue of the Pope in Cuba by John Malone

John Malone - Reflection of Reef on the Bottom of the Ocean Swell
 

Reflection of Reef on the Bottom of the Ocean Swell by John Malone

John Malone - Twisted Skulls
 

Twisted Skulls by John Malone

John Malone - Skull Carving
 

Skull Carving by John Malone

John Malone - Spider Two
 

Spider Two by John Malone

John Malone - Spider One
 

Spider One by John Malone

John Malone - Nothing is Written Off in Cuba
 

Nothing is Written Off in Cuba by John Malone

John Malone - Train Repair
 

Train Repair by John Malone

John Malone - Making Juice from Raw Sugar Cane
 

Making Juice from Raw Sugar Cane by John Malone

John Malone - Bull Carved in Tree
 

Bull Carved in Tree by John Malone

John Malone - Peddling My Wares
 

Peddling My Wares by John Malone

John Malone  - Pig being Prepared
 

Pig being Prepared by John Malone

John Malone - Old Bench in Disrepair
 

Old Bench in Disrepair by John Malone

John Malone - Old Train Station in Santa Lucia Cuba
 

Old Train Station in Santa Lucia Cuba by John Malone

John Malone - Old Doors in Cuba
 

Old Doors in Cuba by John Malone

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