Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Cuban rambling

A friend of mine texted me yesterday saying she was back from a holiday in Cuba. I replied back: "So how was your holiday in this communist paradise?" Not that I was jealous or anything, Cuba never really appealed to me, but I thought it was a funny line. Enough to be a great unknown line? I don't know for sure, but I have seen worse, so I decided it qualifies. So yes, she went to Cuba, where it is sunny, hot and communist.

I sent that text because I always found ironic that Cuba, one of the last few communist regimes in the world, at least in theory, has such an important touristic industry. And tourism that has the most capitalist, consumerist features. And sometimes its gloomiest, cynical aspects. But hey, if you want sea and sun (or the more cynical sort of tourist attractions) and are not American, you go to Cuba. I can't help it, I find it funny.

1 comment:

Mantan Calaveras said...

I've been thinking of moving to the free state in the Florida keys, or Cuba, or perhaps to Vietnam or Thailand. Anyplace tropical, these Pacific northwest winters are rough.

Vietnam in particular seems wonderful. The people seem really kind, and they seem to love Americans despite what the US army did to them during the Vietnam war.