25 June 2008

A walking joke

You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety seven today and we don't know where she is.

I should be far away now. I am currently in Santa Clara in Cuba. I will of course leave JR's phone GPS at home. Current temperature is 27C - still too hot for comfortable walking.

LOCAL DISHES: Typical Cuban main dishes are Arroz con Pollo (yellow-saffron rice with chicken), Carne con Papas (meat and potatoes), and Arroz con Bistec y Papas Fritas (white rice with beef steak and French fries). So, would you like Papas Fritas with that?

TRAVEL TIP: It is illegal to bring a GPS into Cuba with you so if you have one in your phone or a portable navigation device leave it behind. By the way, you also aren't allowed to bring in freezers, air conditioners, electric kitchens and furnaces, electric ovens, electric fryers, electric water heaters or toasters. It seems the Cubans are terrified you will overrun the country one kitchen at a time.

Today Cuba is finding its way back into the fold with a relaxing of communist principles, the discovery of oil and the increase in tourism and walking here is worry free and as you are in one of the safest, best-policed countries on earth.

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