Yesterday Shaun, one of our bloggers, touched on the multiple ways we can "splurge" on luxury items. Not all splurges have to be physical goods however. Actress, Penelope Cruz, chooses calories instead of luxury goods. Others love the costly vacation.
For me, the chance to experience a new culture, eat exotic food, and peek into others lives is priceless. My recent trip to Cuba wasn't exactly a luxury trip. It entailed quite a bit of "roughing it". But for most of us, myself included, any overseas travel is a luxury and a big time commitment.
On that note, I wanted to share a few more pictures and a short video from my recent trip to Cuba that I've blogged about in this post and this one. Traveling to Cuba is truly a visual delight. There is so much to look at and take in from the architecture and interesting people to the constant live music and street traffic.
Downtown Havana, man with his horse-drawn cart
Residential apartment building in Havana
I also had the opportunity to take a few hours of salsa lessons and learned the Cuban-style salsa rueda (or "wheel"), where multiple partners move in a circle and switch mid-dance.
Our wonderful guide, Patricia, and me (right) at an outdoor salsa club
A short video of a group doing salsa rueda. It's so much fun!
Do you have the travel bug? Tell us where you've been in the comments section below.
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In the May 2020 issue of Smithsonian magazine I came across an intriguing article titled, “A Half-Century of Trips,” written by Ted Scheinman, (a writer and scholar based in Southern California). This features a subhead that reads, “Americans have steadily become more dedicated travelers, despite historic setbacks.”
This is the first thing I saw when perusing the 50th anniversary issue of the Smithsonian magazine for April 2020. This eye-opening 10-page article (with spectacular photos) is titled, “The Ship in the Ice” and concerns a topic we’ve all been hearing about for years, e.g., global warming.
The pandemic this year has affected all of us in many ways. Two things that stand out in my mind: people definitely need people (to paraphrase the song “People” sung by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl). The phone, email, computer, TV and all the other digital creations we use DO NOT take the place of human interaction. We all need to see and talk to each other. That said we have also learned that we can work at home very efficiently and handle our normal workload if necessary. Never commute again? I don’t think that will happen, but perhaps we’ll find a happy medium – time will tell.
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