Havana: The Fashionistas, The Cathedral, and The Bubblecabs…

The Fashionistas…

Our hotel in Havana was the ‘home’ for a very large group of people from Norway who are in involved in the fashion industry. There were models, make-up people, agents and the like here for several days. We were walking through Old Havana and came across the Fashionistas enjoying a ‘quiet’ lunch in The Plaza de la Catedral.

Iglesia de la Catedral…

Located in the plaza that it is named for is the Iglesia de la Catedral (Cathedral Church). The church was initially built in the early part of the 17th century and additions were made by the Jesuits in the early part of the 18th century. These were never completed by the Jesuits because the Spanish threw them out of  all the Spanish possessions in Cuba. The church was finally finished in the late 18th century.

Iglesia de la Catedral...

Iglesia de la Catedral...

The Bubblecabs…

These cute ‘taxis’ are one of the fun ways available for tourists to travel around the city of Havana. I’ve included them in this blog because the Fashionistas used them one day for a group rallye of the city.

Dan Sniffin and I took a ride in one of the Bubblecabs. A fun way to see the city for sure.

Fini…

Cuba: Salsa Sundays 2…

This blog is dedicated to the wonderful Cuban music that was found throughout the Island. This video was taken on a farm that Scott, Joe, Rebecca (our guide) and I visited. We were supposed to get there by steam train, but in Cuba  the train often does not work so we took a taxi instead. the farm is usually crowded with passengers from the train who stop for lunch. This time we had the place for ourselves. The meal was by far the best we had in Cuba. The music was terrific as well.

Israel 2012 – Jaffa…

I arrived in Israel on Saturday. Great to see Eileen. It had been too long!

Time for an iPhone...

It is now Thursday and I’m starting to feel that my body is beginning to adjust. Seems like, as I get older, it takes longer to get going…I need a bottle of Geritol (boy does that date me!).

So now feeling up to it we took a trip into Jaffa. Jaffa is an ancient port city and is believed to be one of the oldest in the world. Jaffa was incorporated with Tel Aviv creating the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo. Jaffa is famous for its association with the biblical story of the prophet Jonah. We walked through the old city of Jaffa, strolled through the old port, and walked along the Mediterranean Sea below the massive seawall that protects the city.

Below are a few images that I took today. Click on the first image and you will be able to scroll through all of them!