Journal from Varadero, Cuba

Journal from Varadero, Cuba

Journal from Varadero, Cuba

Most likely you this will be the place you will visit after Havana. The typical beach town is late riser and early to bed kind of place. Of course some quaint places stay open till 11 pm, but they are very few. With chill on the beach, there is not much to do here except lounge whenever there is a sneak peek of sun. However, the luxury hotels that are there in plenty are hardcore party places. There is music, drinking and lots of staying up late till the wee hours in the morning. The charm of Varadero lies outside, the quaintness and expanse. Just a few hours’ drive from Havana, hire a Chevy from the 50s that matches what you are wearing that day and arrive in Varadero with a swag.
After much scrutiny, the journal was bought on a roadside cart with handmade jewelry, wood artifacts, handwoven fabric, cards and other generic touristy souvenir stuff that you can find mostly everywhere. The ink is fading, I can see ‘Varadero’ written on it almost gone. The cover is soft wood, probably coconut shell. The handmade paper inside is still fresh and unused. I have scribbled nothing in it so far and I don’t intend to either. The half-of-a-palm sized journal will get scribbled on probably to take notes when I visit Cuba again, someday!

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