2017
03.30

Nightfall over the Harbor

SYNOPSIS:  TRANSIT TO SANTIAGO DE CUBA.  ABOUT RULES, PHONE CARDS, ICE CREAM PARLORS, EATERIES AND A PLAZA THAT SHOULD BE MISSED.  A FEW LOSE ENDS FROM CAMAGUEY.

Picture a pompous-looking voluptuous lady in high heels and black laced stockings holding a fancy notebook, pretending to have some important business.  She was the one (not) greeting us at the door of the 1514 restaurant at the main boulevard in town.  This was a favorite restaurant for the locals and people who showed up seemed to have made a reservation.  We did not.  Even though the restaurant was nearly empty — it was very early for dinner — the pompous lady, without ever looking at us — made us wait in the parlor for 2-3 minutes before she graciously pointed to the door: we were allowed in.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY