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Week ThirtyFive: Going Back in time to 1959…Cuba 2015 Before the American’s arrive.

The curtain opens...

The curtain opens…

As we board an  Ilyushin Il-96-300s with Cubana de Aviación (Cuban Airlines) this is the 1st step back in time…

It has a two class configuration…this is a big wide body four engine long haul aeroplane…The 1st class seats are UNreal like big lounge chairs so comfortable I went to sleep as soon as that big baby left the ground feeling totally safe and secure.

Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for landing…OMG I am so excited I have waited for this moment to arrive for awhile, funny when you get into the FLOW its amazing how quickly you can manifest your dreams with a little help from my Merman…

‘I multiply my value a hundredfold’ a quote from Og Mandino

I multiply traveling to AMAZing Places lots 🙂

Through customs with a BIG Welcoming Smile…Mind you we are traveling on our Kiwi Passports.

Change some $US into CUC’s (Cuban Tourist Dollars) find a cab then into the city of Havana to our Hotel The Saratoga…As we travel First Class and it’s my BornDay Month I wanted to stay in Luxurious Style and Comfort and that is exactly what our Hotel is, old style opulence, the paintings, the carpets, the lighting, the door-man and the First Class service…

I’m in Heaven in Havana on my 50th BirthDay with my Merman Warwick…

We go to the room and dump our bags have a quick wash…”lets go to the bar for a drink, Happy Birthday to me”

The bar is beautiful, totally old world charm and our barman Randy…OH yeah ladies watch out what a dream, white shirt, bow tie and smoldering cuban blue eyes PHEW! We order coffee, rum and WHY NOT…a Cigar ! Its a birthday gift from blue eyes 🙂

Yip now we’re talking, this is exactly where I wanted to be when I turned 50…its 3am and Life Is GOOD!

Around 11am we wake up…Open our curtains to….WOW its everything and more than I could have imagined check out the architecture and those cars…American 50’s Classic’s everywhere, some are mintO and others are belching black smoke and just bearly moving, its like watching an old 50’s Black n White movie BUT in HOT Cuban Colour!

We decide to go look for breakfast and not half a dozen steps from the hotel door we are swept away into the local scene by ….. a music teacher OR as he likes to be known a Profesor de Musica, he takes us to the local market where he gets a bunch of banana’s for me (I was saying to Warwick up in the room “all i want is a bunch of banana’s” ‘Ask and you shall Receive’) and a beautiful exotic flower…then its onto a bar which supposedly was in the Buena Vista Social Club NOT! I do know abit about Cuba, BUT I’m rolling with it as it’s FUN) where we dance to Cuban music and drink more Rum inspired cocktails… WELL it is my BirthDay!

He asks Warwick if he’d like to buy cigars? THERE are a few things NOT to do in Cuba…BUY anything from anyone on the Street (unless you know them) Warwick says yeah he’ll have a look…BOOM he just bought a $40 bundle of ‘El CrappO’ Cigars! So called Colosso’s,  Fidel’s choice of  Cigars…BaBAM! Wrong!  Anyone who knows anything about Fidel Castro, knows he smoked Cohiba Esplendido…Gotta get street smart baby!  I didn’t care as I was having a Blast, dancing and laughing and having FUN this is what I came here for LIFE is ONE BIG ADVENTURE!

Oh our barman was a huge Russian guy named Vladimir who just kept the cocktails rolling…(for those of you who don’t know me I don’t drink much anymore just the odd cocktail OR two) BUT Cuban Rum I got turned onto by some really good friends Pipi and Geoff from Wellington a very long time ago and I do LOVE it so lets see what happens with that 🙂

We decided to ditch our random tour guide and go explore on our own, the architecture is Unreal you feel like you are in Spain or Italy Or St Petersburg, some of it is standing and being renovated but then right next door is a crumbling mausoleum its definitely a contrast of done and undone…

The people are all happy and colorful, laughing OR singing as they go about their daily shuffle…I have spotted two people totally clothed in white immaculately all in white hmmm who are these people? (I find out later that they are like fortune tellers, shaman, the story keepers) I am being the silent observer and taking it all in…

Its hot and sticky (I personally LOVE these temperatures reminds me of Far North QueensLand) we decide to go up to the pool and hang out for awhile before finding somewhere to go for dinner…

It’s another WOW moment,the view from the rooftop is AMAZing, we will just stay here for dinner I’m thinking…watch the sunset and drink rum YIP more rum…I am totally in a happy place and all of the waitstaff are so helpful. genuine and real they are not trying to impress anyone they are doing the best that they do LIVING right in the NOW (this is one thing I love when I go to other countries especially bordering on the third worldish, the people are all about what’s happening NOW no past tripping no future tripping…living each moment RIGHT NOW)

Time for sleeping…to re-awake within my Dreamland of Cuba tomorrow…what will it bring?

I am Grateful to Warwick my Merman for this ADVENTURE shared together…I LOVE you to the Best Waves and Back xxx

Week ThirtyThree: The catch-up week and surprises arriving

What a week this catch-up week has been…PLUS its coming into MY BornDay Month and the amount of Gemini’s I know well lets just say its been FUN finding cards for each of them, with little gifts from the heart as well…

Talking about Gifts they just keep arriving…

A book called the “influencer” check this book out! More on this later…A beautiful color paper called the SoundView Executive Book Summaries bit of Willie Nelson Principal and the Madonna Effect…and other interesting tid-bits

“BREAK from the PACK” by Oren Harari

BornDay Gifts & Cards arriving early as I will not be here on OUR Summer Island we are going to CUBA…EXCITED much? EveryDay there are Gifts arriving…I LOVE GIFTs 🙂

First Guides Webbie is on SUNday am I prepared?

I am waking at 5:30 to read read read LUCKY I LOVE to read…”The Influencer” bit of a heavy read at 5:30am let me just say…BUT WOW there is some good stuff in there…

I gave birth to my Dee-Vine STARchild Sian in September of 1988 in Perth, Western Australia…WHAT has this got to do with anything? WELL…There was a case study in this book about Thailand and the AIDs epidemic which I had no connection to until I read it…After giving Birth I had to get a Blood Transfusion a really big one, the hospital didn’t have enough of my Blood Group as Im one of those rare type’s so they had to fly some in, when it finally arrived hours later on a plane it was still cold, as they were warming it up to get it into me…hmmm ick-fooey, painful and very unpleasant EXperience 🙁 Finally in and Im sleeping as this whole process was 48hrs or so ago…

A few Days after that while Im in BLISS-land with my STARchild and her Dad the doctor tells me they need to do a Blood Test for YIP you guessed it AIDs!

WTF we were thinking…this was BEfore they did AID’s testing on Blood Donors…For those of you that don’t know Australia is VERY close to Thailand and it is one of the major Drug and SexTrade places and Holiday Destinations for Australians it is SUPER cheap to fly to…

After reading a study in Thailand in the INfluencer this has now made sense as to WHY I was tested and NOT why I was TOLD I was being tested…YOU eventually will UNcover what is HIDDEN from YOU always!

Mahalo for the Gift MarkJ and Davene…

Sooo thats HOW this week ended the ‘TRUTH was REVEALED…

AND…CUBA nears 🙂 EXCITED MUCH!