[ 26 July 2016 - Tuesday ]
Day four! Happy anniversary of the start of the revolution. Happy indeed….
Success tastes like a hotdog! (: I spent the day walking around Vedado, I found where the Fabrica des Artes is (edit: actually no I didn't), found the crafts market which either wasn’t open today or wasn’t open since 5 years ago (it’s hard to tell here), then went to the American Embassy to see that and the Wall of Flags. Then saw the memorial for the USS Maine. I looked around the Hotel Nacional briefly for Carmen, Tom, and Isabel but didn’t see them so I dropped off my postcard to Martin and tried to get online. Apparently Google Apps don’t work here??? So that means no Gmail. Then of course I forgot my Facebook password…but I finally got online like a real Cuban on la Rampa / Calle 23. I still couldn’t login into my umich Gmail but I did have a text from Martin (who knows how old it was by now though and I hope my iMessages went through…they did say that they were delivered.) I also had a few WhatsApp messages from Mom and Erin. After that I was walking up back to Eddy’s and saw the most glorious looking hotdog I’d ever seen. I went up to the stand and read that a “Perro Caliente con Pan” costs 10.00 and for a second I thought it meant ten CUCs. What Cuban…what person anywhere...is paying 10 dollars for a hotdog?! Then I realized it was Cuban pesos and actually only cost about 50 cents. I didn’t have any Cuban pesos so I continued on to Eddy’s planning to ask him where I could change CUCs for pesos. He told me that I should be able to pay 1 CUC for a drink and a hotdog. So I walked back, asked “Es posible por uno CUC?” "Sí!" was the reply. Like I said success tastes like a hotdog!
"...finally some photos!" I can hear you all saying. (: