Feb 2013, A friend I met in Cuba (Juan) and I drove the Vinales to explore the end of the tabacco harvest. I have to admit the place is one of the most beautiful mountain scenes I have scene. We stayed in a typical case particular. This is not 5 star accommodations but you get the real feel of Cuba at $20 cuc a night for the two of us. The woman of the house was happy to cook some of the best meals and for as little as $8 for the both of use. We spent the days walking the fields and talking to the farmers who were the most sincere people you can meet. Most would invite you in and hope you might buy a few cigars but it was not mediatory. One farmer hand rolled me a cigar and sparked a match. Was to date the best cigar I have had. I ended up going back and buying a stack of 15 or so for $20. They lasted me most of the trip. I wish i had not been so cheap. It was not unusual to be invited inside their homes offered coffee. sometimes i felt guilty taking up their time as they were always ...
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2009, made our first family trip to Maui. I have no idea why I never made it to Hawaii before. After landing, I saw a beach with a few windsurfers on it just passed the airport. We were having a great time so I extended our stay a few three days. Just not ready to go home was the excuse. If it were not for family we would be living on some island . The day we hade to leave we had a few hours to kill before we caught our plane. We stopped at the beach to watch the windsurfers and take a few photos. Luck was with me that day. The wind was good and out of the water was Robby Naish world champion. Only had about 30 minutes but that was enough. Naish is all action. You just have to stay focussed and click away. Its amazing to see just how good the best in the world are. My dream job would be to follow these pro sports all over the world anyone know where to apply ?
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