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    This was our ride for the day out.

    cuba roll 2 # 10 FEB 2020 il 100 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr

    Modified with a 2.5L Hyundai engine and Toypta rear end.
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    Here are 3 Taxi's waiting at the Tourist trap - Um er.. Market..

    Guillermo gave us the line that he is to give 10% of his holdings at teh end of each month and that at the end of the year he is Acessed - At that point he may be even or acessed up to 50% of what they "believe" he made.

    But he was well dressed (Pressed pants and shirt) Personalized Taxi service pin name tag, very snazzy looking shoes and the car was in top shape - I think he comes out on top.


    The colour film was dropped in the mail over lunch


    np 400 cuba roll 3 #3 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    This Lady was the Under Jefe of the pool bar.

    Doling out Beer to the gardening staff as they left their thermoses to the left to the bar to which she would discretely pick up and wash and fill and then place bach where dropped off.

    The True Jefe of the bar would come out at a quarter to 5, dump out the tip jar - Count out the days (tip) receipts and pocket some and bring the rest up front. I seen this out of the corner of my eye once and full on one time. The full on was about $80 of tips and he counted out $25 (They Have $1,$2 and #3 bills so I did not distinguish which of those he took) and popped that in his wallet and bagged the rest.

    cuba roll 1 # 11 FEB 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    This fellow makes Pensacola's. He is at the local Tourist trap market.

    $5CUC for #1, $3 for #2, $2 for #2 and free for #3 - He had a very cook pinapple core tool.

    np 400 cuba roll 3 #10 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    The people on the left were part of the group from the trailer park that we tagged along with.

    The building here is where the Catamarans, peddle boats and some watercraft are rented out. This is also where we were to take the Glass Bottom boat from here but the boat did not get out of dock as they had no gas.

    All of the watercrft were no charge save for the Catamarans which I think were $50

    cuba roll 1 # 19 FEB 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    The town of Moron is quite rundown.

    The driver said that Electricity is always up and relativly reasonable. The place he dropped us for lunch (A bit of a trap @ $15 ea) had 4 Wall AC units running and a 16C set point glowing on the display.

    cuba roll 2 # 6 FEB 2020 il 100 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    Gotta be tough.
    They have had some recent success yanked from their hands,, just when it looked like things were about to turn for the country.

    At least the Canadian tourists keep coming,, but travel will decline with better weather in Canada. The fall in the price of oil to $30 this morning,, I remember that Venezuela's cost of production was somewhere just south of $30,, -- Is going to severely impact Venezuela's ability to help their Cuban friends.

    So many changes in such a short time that it's hard to wrap your head around them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    They have had some recent success yanked from their hands,, just when it looked like things were about to turn for the country.
    Many Cubans left, got out while the going was good when Obama opened the door wide. Many were sent to Venezuela to establish & enforce a direct transfusion to the motherland.

    How about the PDVSA workers who turned pirate to sell a tankership full of their oil on the high sea? Cuban intelligence caught 'em. Cuba maintains a locked grip on Venezuela, squeezing out its life blood.

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    The rental office of the catamarans and peddle boats

    cuba roll 1 # 17 FEB 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    This is Lieber - He just recently started at Hotel Playa Cayo Coco after 20+ yrs at another resort.

    He is a hoot and makes a kings ransom (in Cuban terma) in tips. The staff work (typically) 6 days a week for an 8 hour shift - Lieber typically works 3 to 11 - The bus ride to where they live is on newer Chinese buses and about an hour (Moron) to 2 hours (San Miguel I think)



    hp5 400 acufine #10 feb 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr

    This negative was developed with a new chemical (to me) called Acufine which I really like.
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    The Lady peering from this door appeared to be a nurse and had just walked from a pharmacy to the right of the shot.

    hp5 400 accufine roll 4 #1 feb 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    Breakfast was the best meal at the buffet - Omelet with Cheese, ham, onions, pepper cooked up quickly. A lot of juices and a bevy of mystery meat sausages on the hot plates that were tasty. Most had 2 egg omlets - I had a 3 egg every day and I seen one fellow have a 5 egg whipped up.


    cuba roll 1 # 7 FEB 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr


    Lunch and dinner were OK, but Breakfast was the best by far.
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    Great pictures, by the way. Nice composition, and the texture is rich.

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    I am liking the B&W snaps better than the Colour.

    4 rolls out - One was corrupted with light in some way but seems to give a cool effect and one scanned OK - There are 2 more in the queue.

    This is of Chilo


    fuji400h roll 5 #3 feb 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    A lot of lipstick on a pig cars there - This old Lada was hussied up with paint, noisy muffler and LED lights..

    fuji400h roll 5 #6 feb 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr

    fuji400h roll 5 #7 feb 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Great pictures, by the way. Nice composition, and the texture is rich.


    Yes,, very enjoyable. Brought back a lot of memories.

    I see an old B&W western from time to time, the grain is incredibly fine.

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    This looking out, as best I could figure, towards Havana / Texas panhandle at dusk.

    There are no more shots on acetate from the trip.

    Cuba shut their borders yesterday - no new incomers, all non residents asked to leave. I think back to hot dog guy who spends all winter in Cuba after 8 months hawking hot dogs.

    kodak 200 roll 8 #3 feb 2020 by Bill Blyleven, on Flickr
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    Chilo and I lamenting on what to do this winter if Niclandia is still too difficult to visit come winter.

    She said what about Cuba again...

    Two days later (last Sunday) the Hotel we stayed at states they are closed until October 2022 - So it looks like a huker down sort of winter.
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