Saturday, December 14, 2013

#617 Hemingway in Cuba

Ernest Hemingway spent much of his life in Cuba.

It was here in 1951 that he wrote his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Old Man and the Sea, about a fisherman who worked the waters near Havana.  It seems fitting to close our journey by remembering the author who wrote "Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."

On our Hemingway day, we travel with our favorite history professor and Hemingway look-alike to visit the author's haunts.

We visit the fishing village of Cojimar, his room at the Ambos Mundos Hotel, the Floridita bar (the cradle of the daiquiri), and his long-time home Finca Vigia.

Finca Vigia (Lookout Farm) was built on the top of a hill and Hemingway's fourth wife Mary Welsh built a workshop tower with a commanding view of the area. 

Hemingway's 38-foot fishing boat, Pilar, is also on display at Finca Vigia.
Yours in remembering Hemingway,

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