Monday, 22 December 2014

#U.S #Cuba countries form relationship

I am deeply overwhelmed with joy to see a relationship between the U.S and Cuba gradually form. I wish mi Abuela was still here to see this day of her home town now change and become Americanized after 5 decades Cubans are on the path to #Freedom. On 18 December, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro surprised the world by announcing that the US and Cuba would begin to normalise diplomatic and trade relations, ending 61 years of Cold War hostility.

In 1962, President John F Kennedy sent his press secretary on a shopping trip. Pierre Salinger was instructed to buy 1,200 Cuban cigars for the president. When Salinger confirmed the smoker's delicacies were secured, Kennedy signed an order placing a trade embargo between the US and Cuba: Cuban cigars were now illegal.

For more than 60 years, Kennedy's embargo has remained in place, preventing full trade and diplomatic relations with the Caribbean island nation of Cuba, which lies just 110 miles from Florida. The US has justified the embargo because Cuba remains a Communist state, which has been under the control of Fidel Castro, and now his brother Raul, since the socialist Cuban Revolution ended in 1959.

This week, Obama and Raul Castro announced that the two countries have been in discussions to repair relations, thanks to talks brokered by the Vatican, under the supervision of Pope Francis.

The US embargo has been criticised for causing unnecessary hardship for the people of Cuba, which was not shared by the Castros and their cohorts, and helped turn public opinion against the US. But over the six decades Cuba has gradually opened up to free market and capitalism – in part helped by the island's popularity as a tourist destination – and people have been given more freedom.

President Obama faces a fierce struggle to befriend Cuba once again. The anti-Castro lobby in the US is a powerful political force – especially in Florida, which is a key battleground between Democrats and Republicans during presidential elections. This means Obama's announcement could become a poison pill for the next Democrat presidential candidate.

How Handsome was Fidel Castro as a young man! Wow 

Oh yes!

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014

MIAMI.. is always a good idea

                    The guy sitting next to us was a friendly chappy we met on the plane! 


Terrible place to take a selfie.. anyway posing in 'Wet Wellies' which is a popular spot in Miami to get a frozen alcoholic drink.. in the UK we would call the drinks slush puppies however we would add the alcohol ourselves. Whereas in Miami they are made with alcohol! It's such a delight.

   This was at #TheCleveland OMG Amazing!


This might seem like an interesting selection of food.. We decided to try TGI Fridays in South Beach and try something very American! As British foods are completely different and taste less carby. 
to the left I had hoped they were like the Mozarella Dippers you get in Mcdonalds but the cheese was disgusting and tangy and just too much.. the chicken bites in the middle was far too crunchy and tasted like the KFC BBQ bites which I find awful! The celery was nice and to the right it looks like fried french bread sticks but is a pretzel.. I liked it but couldn't finish it as I don't enjoy eating oily unhealthy foods but it was an experience. I'm optimistic and like to try new things especially when jetting to different countries i'm normally interested in their cultural delicacies. 
When i'm in America I stick to the high end restaurants and classy Japanese hotspots. 
When in New York I must try a corn dog one day..  


#Memories - I met the hottest waiter that day, my god!!And believe we're Still in contact