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Post Off for Cuba; from Gary Moore
Created by John Eipper on 12/15/17 5:14 PM

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Off for Cuba; from Gary Moore (John Eipper, USA, 12/15/17 5:14 pm)

Gary Moore writes:

As you step out onto the tarmac to greet Raúl, a belated note of thanks for your felicitous phrasing re the New York Times-Carlos Slim note: "charitable condescension."

It's a tough area to get into and I was glad of your response. Oops. There he IS--with glad hand extended to the Adrian ambassadors, and eager with the time-share special offers....

JE comments:  We finally did land in Havana, and had the joy of going through a metal detector as you leave the plane.  Doing things takes time in Cuba, such as a full hour and a half to get out of the airport.

No Raúl to greet us, but the weather is beautiful and this city is, well, fascinating.  Bustling, edgy, shabby-chic.  The hotel wi-fi is glacier-slow, which may limit my ability to upload photos.  Of the classic cars alone, I'll have hundreds.

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  • Off for Cuba; WAIS Email Alert (Luciano Dondero, Italy 12/16/17 4:00 AM)
    Have a nice time in Cuba!

    PS: And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your wife.

    JE comments: Many thanks, Luciano; same to you and yours.  We'll begin today at the Memorial de la Denuncia, the newly opened museum that famously displays the CIA's exploding cigars and other attempts to bring down the Castro regime.  This should be an eye-opener for a visiting Yankee.

    Important note:  One of my two WAIS e-mail accounts, jeipper@waisworld.org, has been blocked:  "service not available in your country."  I am also shut out of my Adrian College "civilian" account.  So to reach me and to send WAIS posts through December 25th, please hit "reply" or try waisforums@waisworld.org.

    So far, so good... although Internet service is very iffy here.

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