Thoughts On The Week Off

I spent last week in an all inclusive resort that happened to be in Cuba. (In other words, not visiting the country for now, just baking in the sun and relaxing). A few thoughts;

  • I’d rather not understand everything I’m told and have to “make do” than have spanish speakers answer me in english and french. I appreciate the effort but it doesn’t feel right, it’s your country after all.
  • The women working at the resort had mustaches, thankfully on my one day “out” I had a chance to confirm that there are a lot of beautiful women in Holguin.
  • Reports were correct, food was not all that good. Best meal of the week as the one I had “out”. Simple pork with rice and beans but very tasty.
  • It’s very sad to see the condition of all the buildings in Holguin and how poor some (most?) of the people in the country side are.
  • Some stereotypes are true; I’ve heard time and again that Cubans are warm and friendly and have a great “joie de vivre”, I only spent a few hours in town but it was enough to have me go from very sad (seeing the conditions along the road (from the bus)) to smiling (after feeling the “vibe” in town).
  • I’m wondering if everyone in the Rest Of Canada gets handed Roots products at birth?
  • Too bad I didn’t think of this earlier but I should have tipped more to atone for the moronness of some of my fellow resorters. You’re on vacation people, relax!
  • Funny how people can spend so much time in a cold (ish) pool then lay dripping on their chair but run under cover when a few drops of rain (at the same temperature as the pool) fall for 3-4 minutes.
  • Some people should not be allowed to wear bathing suits.
  • I’m astonished at how much time some people can spend baking in the sun doing nothing. I mean really nothing, not reading, not talking, just laying there.
  • I don’t know who came up with the concept of beach/breeze/sun but I hope the guy up there gave him a raise.
  • There’s something wrong about a couple in matching pool outfits.
  • Tropical nature is noisy at night.
  • Cactus based edges are cool.
  • 24 hour open bars are lovely.
  • Charter planes are fucking cramped but I loooove stepping off the plane right on the tarmac in the sun.
  • Charging $1 for headphones can’t possibly be worth more than the lameness factor you subject yourself to by asking your clients for it.

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