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The high life » La Havana Cathedral, Up the bell tower

written by owen, Fri, 22nd Jul at 8:32 am

I only got to see 2 cathedrals while I was in Havana. The first time I went to this one it was closed to the public (mostly because it was Sunday). Knowing when exactly when and where things were happening was kind of a challenge for me but I just wondered around until I stumbled upon something.

As luck would have it I was on a half day tour and La Havana Cathedral was open (more blurry pics of inside later) and I glimpsed a woman taking pictures inside the bell tower and I was like WTF - I had to get up there!

I have never been in a bell tower before and since bell tours are usually off limits to regular folks and idiots who would be tempted to ring the gigantic bells I had to see about getting a closer look.

So as any tourist in a foreign country would do I poked someone in the side, slipped away from my small tour group and found my way up the bell tower, balls in hand for a unguided tour up the 4 stories of coral blocks, wooden stair cases and 8 bells. It only cost 1 CUC.


The high life » Random Building, Cuba

written by owen, Thu, 21st Jul at 9:57 pm

They do have more interesting buildings in Havana. Compared to Jamaica. I am not sure why but according to wikipedia Havana itself is a 500 year old city the city boasts some of the most diverse styles of architecture in the world, from castles built in the late 16th century to modernist present-day high-rises.

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Food and Eats » Mango season

written by owen, Mon, 11th Jul

In all the years I have been here there has no been one mango. Then one day boom. Mango trees are funny like that. I have never been a fan of mango in the flesh - too messy but mom sure loves them. Everything done now though so you get left.

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Mosquito breeding site

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The random photo journal » Randoms July 2016

written by owen, Tue, 05th Jul

Like rain, tax, after lightning the thunder claps.

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Food and Eats » Menu - Island grill

written by owen, Thu, 30th Jun at 7:25 am

The chance of going to island grill and getting the wrong order in a white paper bag is slim but it does happen.

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