Too Many Tabs Tuesday – Cuba Bound!

Pace has been counting down the “sleeps” until we go to Cuba on Thursday. Meanwhile his daddy has been counting down “how many days left of standing at the bus stop freezing my butt off?” 😉

We leave Thursday for a week’s vacation and since Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the western hemisphere (though this is changing), instead of paying $6 for half an hour of dial-up equivalent access in the hotel lobby, I think I’ll just take another blog holiday for the next week or so.

I debated pre-loading a week’s worth of posts but that was going to be quite a bit of work and I’ve still got last minute packing to do.  So instead, I thought I’d just do it all at once in a single post…

Wisdom Wednesday – Traveler vs. Tourist: Four Ways To Tell (Or one easy way to tell: “Are you going to an all-inclusive resort?” </guilt>)

Thursday – (holy shit – just saw this while fishing for Cuba links)  Fidel Castro Expected to Step Down As Party Chief as soon as April.  Even if we’re going as tourists, I’m so glad we’re going to get a taste of Cuba before it opens itself even further to capitalism and other reforms.

Thursday – The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Friday Fun Link – Cuba Launches Its “Decolonized” Version of Wikipedia – interested concept for a country with such limited Internet access

Saturday Snap – Cuba, As Viewed From the International Space Station

Sentimental Sunday –  1930’s Havana Travelogue

Music Monday – Bebo y Cigala – Hubo Un Lugar, Cuba Linda (Cubano, Flamenco, Jazz)

Tuesday – Americans Favour End of Embargo by 2-1 Margin

Wisdom Wednesday – Health Care Spending vs. Average Life Expectancy – check out the last graph and look for Cuba and United States.

Thursday – Cuba’s Underground Rappers Test Free Speech Boundaries

Hmm, I shouldn’t have done that.  Holidays go fast enough without a post like this to remind me how my holiday’s basically a few lines of a blog post long!

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