REGISTER

WheresCherie.COM
3759797 visitors since 07/2002
search the site

Where Cherie has been

Cherie is currently in
the United States

Featured on: Yahoo! Picks
& USA Today

OC Register column

Tampa Tribune Article

Directory

Who's Cherie?

Model

Adventure

Contact Cherie

Parable

Most Popular

Friends & Family

Culture

Scary

Silly

Animals

Sports

Burning Man

Quotes

Sailing

Books

Cool Links

Invite a friend

Post News

Register an account!
Registering for an account is quick, and registered users can send messages to other users, post on message boards rate stories, and are notified of site updates.

login:
password:
poll
Where are you going next?

 Africa86 votes
76.11%
 South America3 votes
2.65%
 Europe3 votes
2.65%
 Eastern Asia5 votes
4.42%
 Carribean9 votes
7.96%
 Safeway5 votes
4.42%
 Australia2 votes
1.77%
total votes: 113
read comments (1)
write comment

Poll archive

 

logged users ::
active for last 5 minutes

Site created by
Raging Network Services
Logo by
Chris Barela

RSS Feed

WheresCherie.COM Quote
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." -- Oscar Wilde

114--The Caribbean: More than Rum and Cigars
@ CherieSpotting     Jan 19 2003 - 16:59 PST
cherie writes: Caribbean: More than Cigars and Rum

Have you ever wondered what the Carribean is like? Do the women really walk around with fat cigars hanging out of their mouths? (Yes) Do the men really get to work by horse-and-carriage? (Yes) Do people really have to wait in long “bread lines?” (Yes) Can locals really buy a beer at a bar for less than a quarter? (Yes) Does everyone hate living under Communism? (No)


The people are wonderful. They sit down and talk with you and tell you their life stories (then I translate these stories to Greg, Tom and Mike.) Not many people speak English here. You’re more likely to find someone who speaks Russian or German.

Take a look at this photo essay to learn a little bit more about our Communist neighbors.

*Unless noted otherwise, all the photos were taken by Cherie

Click on each picture to see it full size.

read comments (0) | write comment| views: 5205    | rated: 0.0    printer-friendly version
 

Cherie and Greg weren´t paying attention while Tom was getting his hair cut. 
*Photo by Mike.

Cherie and Greg weren´t paying attention while Tom was getting his hair cut. *Photo by Mike.

This sign greeted us when we arrived.

This sign greeted us when we arrived.

Three of twenty-one Cuban officials who boarded Scirocco upon arrival.

Three of twenty-one Cuban officials who boarded Scirocco upon arrival.

Fourteen people and two dogs conducted a thorough search of Scirocco.

Fourteen people and two dogs conducted a thorough search of Scirocco.

Classic cars are oldies but goodies.

Classic cars are oldies but goodies.

It makes sense.  Why not just use a palm tree to raise the flag?

It makes sense. Why not just use a palm tree to raise the flag?

Mike, Tom and Greg relaxing at the Hotel Jagua.

Mike, Tom and Greg relaxing at the Hotel Jagua.

Art.

Art.

Mike thinks this statue has "nothing" on him!

Mike thinks this statue has "nothing" on him!

Hotel Jagua.

Hotel Jagua.

The view from Hotel Jagua.

The view from Hotel Jagua.

Mike, Tom and Greg in front of Club Cienfuegos.

Mike, Tom and Greg in front of Club Cienfuegos.

Political posters decorate most store windows.

Political posters decorate most store windows.

Funky front-yard art.

Funky front-yard art.

So close, but so far away.  A Cuban admires a yacht anchored off the coast.

So close, but so far away. A Cuban admires a yacht anchored off the coast.

It may be a poor in parts, but the Caribbean is brimming with elegance and charm.

It may be a poor in parts, but the Caribbean is brimming with elegance and charm.

Waiting for a client.  Anyone need a manicure?

Waiting for a client. Anyone need a manicure?

Cars (like wine and women) get better with age.

Cars (like wine and women) get better with age.

Even pretending to wait in line, we couldn't blend in.

Even pretending to wait in line, we couldn't blend in.

A "bread line."

A "bread line."

Inside a local church in Cienfuegos.

Inside a local church in Cienfuegos.

All that bike riding can really make you tired.

All that bike riding can really make you tired.

A school girl.

A school girl.

Greg visits a local barber.

Greg visits a local barber.

Haircut or hairshave?

Haircut or hairshave?

Greg goes for the Eastern European look.  Cherie approves! *Photo by Tom.

Greg goes for the Eastern European look. Cherie approves! *Photo by Tom.

Tom decides to get his hair cut, too!

Tom decides to get his hair cut, too!

Tom gets a little more "taken off" than he anticipated. *Photo by Mike.

Tom gets a little more "taken off" than he anticipated. *Photo by Mike.

Greg and his new haircut. *Photo by Mike.

Greg and his new haircut. *Photo by Mike.

The barber´s table.

The barber´s table.

Why wear a shirt on the job?

Why wear a shirt on the job?

Tom and Mike learning how it all works.

Tom and Mike learning how it all works.

This guy had the same number of brain cells as teeth.  Two.

This guy had the same number of brain cells as teeth. Two.

Cherie and Ché.
*Photo by Greg.

Cherie and Ché. *Photo by Greg.

The local kid´s playground.

The local kid´s playground.

Even the "bad" neighborhoods are safe.

Even the "bad" neighborhoods are safe.

A poster in a window.

A poster in a window.

Mike blends in with the locals.

Mike blends in with the locals.

Is the sky always red in a Communist country?

Is the sky always red in a Communist country?

It's a nice palace, if you like that sort of thing.

It's a nice palace, if you like that sort of thing.

The buildings are beautiful, even if they need a little loving care.

The buildings are beautiful, even if they need a little loving care.

A "taxi".

A "taxi".

Scirocco´s crew.

Scirocco´s crew.

They are just waiting to take someone for a ride.

They are just waiting to take someone for a ride.

Club Cienfuegos as seen from Scirocco.

Club Cienfuegos as seen from Scirocco.

Too young to smoke!

Too young to smoke!

At a cost of two cents per ice-cream, she can afford to eat two cones!

At a cost of two cents per ice-cream, she can afford to eat two cones!

The most popular mode of transportation!

The most popular mode of transportation!

Lookin´ like a local. *Photo by Greg.

Lookin´ like a local. *Photo by Greg.

Did we just travel back in time?

Did we just travel back in time?

Hanging out with my new friend. *Photo by Tom.

Hanging out with my new friend. *Photo by Tom.

Love is in the air. *Photo by Tom.

Love is in the air. *Photo by Tom.

Cherie´s new job. *Photo by Tom.

Cherie´s new job. *Photo by Tom.

I think this guy´s job is holding the door up. *Photo by Tom.

I think this guy´s job is holding the door up. *Photo by Tom.

One kiss before I leave. *Photo by Tom.

One kiss before I leave. *Photo by Tom.

Just having a smoke. *Photo by Tom.

Just having a smoke. *Photo by Tom.

Carpool?  *Photo by Tom.

Carpool? *Photo by Tom.

A father about to give his daughter away.  *Photo by Tom.

A father about to give his daughter away. *Photo by Tom.

Mike and Ché.  *Photo by Tom.

Mike and Ché. *Photo by Tom.

Men trying to solve the world´s problems.  *Photo by Tom.

Men trying to solve the world´s problems. *Photo by Tom.

Who needs teeth to smoke a "fattie?"  *Photo by Tom.

Who needs teeth to smoke a "fattie?" *Photo by Tom.

Sunset kiss.  Love is blind to politics.  *Photo by Tom.

Sunset kiss. Love is blind to politics. *Photo by Tom.

When the sun sets, the day may end...but the night is just beginning.  *Photo by Tom.

When the sun sets, the day may end...but the night is just beginning. *Photo by Tom.