And so ends the assignment, but not the blog

I have really enjoyed writing this blog, so much so that while I have now met the course requirement, at least blog-wise, I do believe that I am going to continue, at least for a while longer.

After all, I am still this side of the grass and therefore the adventure continues!

Until next time, may your travels be smooth.  ¡Hasta la próxima!

Adventure Girl!

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A Tour with Raúl

Image:  Dr. Raúl Miyares, taking his ease in the “Living Room” by Jose M. Diaz Mayim on the malecón of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Hit the highway anywhere in the country, and the transportation challenge is evident. If you have a motorized vehicle and have room, by law you must stop to pick up passengers who flag you down.

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Religious vs Secular or something like that

Image:  The deceptively beautiful, toxic waters of the mine at El Cobre

While this doesn’t exactly fall under the category of street art, the legend of the Virgin of Charity of the Copper is near and dear to the hearts of Cubans, with her discovery said to have been in 1612 by three men in a fishing boat: two native brothers and an African boy who were out seeking salt to preserve their meat.  A sudden squall overtook them and after prayers, the sea calmed and they found the statue of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus in her arms, floating on the water and yet miraculously dry.  The story has since been changed to a slave of African descent, an indigenous, and a Spaniard, thereby relating the presence and mixture of the ancestries by which Cuba is defined.

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La Habana: Struggling with two currencies and a whole new world

We arrived at José Martí International Airport Saturday night around 10:30 pm into a steamy 28 degrees with about 1,000% humidity.  Okay, perhaps that is an exaggeration but it was hot, and it was very humid.  We knew we would have to clear customs, collect our luggage and then line up to exchange Canadian currency to CUC (convertible pesos) and some CUP (moneda nacional).

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Street Art in Latin America

Mural in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

I love to travel.In Latin America, I have visited Mexico, mostly Jalisco and Nayarit, with a brief cruise-ship stop in both Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán.  I lived in Ecuador for a school term and spent some of that time traveling around that geographically small but topographically huge country.

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Adventure Girl attempts a blog

Image:  Posters on a wall on 6 de diciembre, Quito, Ecuador
Photo:  Michèle Favarger

I am an adventurous person.  I love to try new things, visit new places, taste new foods, and explore new cultures.  My husband calls me Adventure Girl and refers to himself as Reluctant Boy. However, technology is something else entirely.  I experience anxiety when confronted with new technology.  Even creating this WordPress blog fills me with dread.

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