Some Cuba Photos

We had a great time in Cuba, and I’d definitely recommend the resort (Melia Cayo Santa Maria), which is super cheap right now if you book it through one of the various budget vacation sites. As well as hanging out on the beach (and getting mighty burned), we went sailing (the big concrete ghost ship was a strange floating molasses dump that had been there for fifty plus years and was totally toxic) and snorkeling, and took a tour of various farms and the countryside, and a not-too-interesting tour of a cigar factory. Everyone was very nice, and completely tri-lingual (fluent in Spanish, French, and English), so it was easy getting around and communicating, but the prison-island reality of the communist state was a little unsettling. I got some writing done, but less than I should have. It’s not so easy to write on vacation. The other good news on return is that it looks like Nefarious is going to be spending the summer here in Toronto after all, so we’ll have to make some quick contingency plans and maybe plan a couple more trips.


  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    How utterly romantic. <3

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 8:09 am | Permalink
  2. Laura wrote:

    what a crazy looking lizard!

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 9:53 am | Permalink
  3. peteD3 wrote:

    WOW, i never knew such solorful lizards could grow big bushy beards!
    …oh wait, thats you!

    welcome back!

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:23 am | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    I’m working on my ZZ Top audition. Alternately my Al Qaida audition. They require the same general grooming sensabilities.

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:40 am | Permalink
  5. estrojenn wrote:

    i will never grow tired of cuba. i have been there 12 times and can’t wait to go back. some of the best scuba diving i have ever done.

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  6. Twwly wrote:

    Wanna go to Cuba.

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Permalink
  7. Zoe wrote:

    Some amazing photos here. Hope you had a good time!

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Permalink
  8. Thomas Moore wrote:

    Hey Shannon, could you post a bunch more underwater pictures if you get time? I’m curious to see what the coral and reef look like there.

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink
  9. Danielle wrote:

    God damn, Cuba looks like fun… ’till the embargo is dissolved.

    Do you have any more info on the molasses dump and do you know if there are there any others around the island at all?

    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Permalink
  10. dresden wrote:

    They won’t let me go to Cuba. Lame.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 4:12 am | Permalink
  11. Amazing photos.
    Looks like Cuba was thoroughly enjoyed!

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Permalink
  12. JuanKi wrote:

    Great photos Shannon! I’m glad you had a wonderful time on your trip!

    Cuba’s actually one of my upcoming honeymoon possibilities.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 9:00 am | Permalink
  13. starbadger wrote:

    some days it’s BVI
    other days it’s Cuba

    Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 1:43 am | Permalink

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