Tag Archives: Culture

  1. #22 :: Of offal and the search for green veg

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    October 21, 2013 by vivalafiona

    I got very excited the other day when I spotted a yellow bi-plane flying over Trinidad. You beauty, I thought, …
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  2. #16 :: The Day of Saints and Mangoes

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    April 12, 2013 by vivalafiona

    The Easter bunny doesn’t come to Cuba, unfortunately, and nor is there a tradition of eating Hot Cross Buns, which …
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  3. #14 :: Books, buses and ballet

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    March 5, 2013 by vivalafiona

    My first Aussie visitor to Cuba was my 19 year old goddaughter Madeleine whose arrival coincided with the start of …
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  4. #13 :: Remember when riding on a ferris wheel was one of the most exciting things in the world?

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    January 25, 2013 by vivalafiona

    Trinidad was 499 years old last week and to celebrate there was a 7 day festival with music in the …
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  5. # 12 :: Felicidades for 2013

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    January 14, 2013 by vivalafiona

    It has been a good day today, and I must admit there have been some shockers of late. Cultural shocks …
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  6. # 11 :: Felicidades

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    January 14, 2013 by vivalafiona

    I read in a local magazine about the thousands of Cuban farmers who have adopted permaculture as their preferred farming …
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  7. #6 :: With loud cheers for Mr Obama and lots of love

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    November 12, 2012 by vivalafiona

    8 November 2012 Am listening to my partner performing for tourists who are enjoying a lobster meal on the terrace …
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  8. #4 :: No mosquitoes in Trinidad

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    November 12, 2012 by vivalafiona

    Am currently being fumigated for the 3rd time this week. The government is terrified of outbreaks of dengue fever so …
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  9. #3 :: Cuban initiation

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    November 12, 2012 by vivalafiona

    Listening to Led Zeppelin whilst writing to you from Cuba seems a little mad but I do have a smile …
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