Goodbye Common Sense

Arriving back at the Common Sense after travelling around Cuba for two weeks feels a bit like coming home. Carol and Terry had also travelled around and we have  a lot to talk about. I leave my backpack on the boat and hang the hammock in a tree right next to it. I feel very…

La Habana – die Lebende Stadt!

La Habana – die Stadt der alten Autos, der noch älteren Gebäude und jungen Einwohnern. Viele Kinder füllen die Straßen, laute, fröhliche Reggeaton Musik ertönt aus jedem Fahrradtaxi und jeder zweiten Butze. Am Fuß der bunten Fassaden haben Familien vieler Häuser kleine Cafeterias, Pizzerias oder nen Kiosk aufgemacht. Man kann neben den edleren, Touristenrestaurants viele…

Viñales und die Kuh am Morgen

Wir packen unsere Rucksäcke, verabschieden uns von Terry & Carol und stapfen los Richtung Viñales. Wir wollen mehr von Kuba sehen als bloß Marina Hemingway. Ein “Taxi Collectivo” bringt uns direkt dorthin und wir finden schnell ein kleines Wäldchen um unser Hängemattenlager aufzuschlagen. Am nächsten Morgen finden wir eine “Casa particular”, ein Zimmer im Haus…

The World is a Town

One Saturday we watch the Capoeira presentation of out friend Mauro (22) at the Plaza Vieja. We´ve met him a couple days earlyer in a little casa where a family lives, cooks food for locals and sells cheap beer. He is originally from Angola, lives in Habana since 3 years and studys law at the…

Welcome to Cuba – Jaimanitas

Right next to the Marina Hemingway there is a small town called Jaimanitas. Many Cubans live here in a not as much by tourism influenced way. The streets are full of interesting Tile-Art, created as an homage to Gaudi.   Every fruit which grows in Cuba (e.g. coconuts) is eatable and free for everyone. There…

S*** happens

I lost my credit card in an ATM on Tortola…

The old Man and the Three – Marina Hemingway

Our final destination: Marina Hemingway! Havanna, on the north coast of Cuba, that´s the place we all look forward to see, where we meet Carol again and where our ways are gonna split apart. Theo will book a flight back to England, Marie (Merles international second name) and I will travel around in Cuba and…

Foodstop in the Caribbeans – Tortola

Four weeks on the sea – an exhausting and amazing journey. Craving for sleep, fresh food and a cold beer we finally arrive in Road Town, Tortola a harbour bay in the British Virgin Islands. We have to stop here because we almost ran out of food. The crossing took longer than we had exspected!…