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Jamaica, June 2016

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Logbook » Unforgettable

written by owen, 8 days ago

I did promise that I was going to be less cynical, going forward, but it is hard. Really, really hard. The whole world is full of fire, half asses and people who like to
waste your time. I was listening to this program on radio this morning while I was trying not to get killed by someone texting while driving. The program was about a tech-company in africa who is tackling the water shortage and sanitation problem by providing a app that people can use to make complaints to thier water commission. This cutting edge technology is going to save the world.

I still get a strange feeling whenever I lose something. Annoyance and sadness are emotions that are the base of my existence. I should be better at this by now, like a monkey. Even though I should not be envious of evil people, I am still weary of the life which we live, the give and the take, the pointlessness. I prefer comfort over any other state of being. All the world is a stage. I desire nothing but comfort.

I should learn to disregard the things that do not matter. 80/20. Cast aside the things that are material, not necessary, a warm blanket over beautiful skin, desires. I should not want to fall in love with anything. No time for regret. All is here for a time.

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Traveling without moving » Plaza de la Revolución, Havana

written by owen, 10 days ago

Even though I visited the revolution square twice I forgot on both occasions that you could actually pay to go to the top of the tower. This might have been because I went there on a half-day city tour which is usually time constrained.

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And the Sign Says.. » Airport Signs, Cuba

written by owen, 12 days ago

Some signs in the great red airport. The telephonos sign is from santiago.

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Traveling without moving » Malecón, Havana

written by owen, 18 days ago

A seaside roadway that protects Havana from the sea. A meeting ground for young people and families. Construction started in 1901 its the most impressive waterfront I have ever seen. Not only because it is 5 miles long but because it serves a greater purpose than just being a seawall or a boardwalk - it is a social scene.

The 8 lane highway has no cross walks or stoplights yet you will see people crossing it on a constant basis without fear of getting run over by cars. Cubans do no believe in painting cross walks on streets. Eitherway it would be pointless because a highway that long would need crosswalks every block since people sit all along it.

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Young people chilling

Young people chilling

Some kind of fried corn chip

Some kind of fried corn chip

Young people chilling

Young people chilling

Always buy things that look strange

Always buy things that look strange

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Traveling without moving » Havana, Cuba

written by owen, 21 days ago

Habana is a beautiful city. A mix of the old and the new but mostly old. Luckily the old stuff is more amazing than most of the new stuff in the rest of the Caribbean. I spent 6 days in cuba and all I did was walk up and down the maze of streets, alleys, buying food and saying "Buenos dias". I did take a city tour twice. Make sure you bring lots of water. Below are mostly pictures of buildings and sites I have a separate people project and even more buildings in the high life project.

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M. B. commented: Love it! We must go back! ... read more