“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”

As I mentioned yesterday, many famous authors have set their work in Havana. Hemingway took that a step further and actually lived in Cuba for a while off and on between 1939 and 1959. He wrote his Pulitzer-winning The Old Man and the Sea while living there in a furious 8 weeks; it was published in 1952.

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Hemingway’s most famous haunt, the Floridita, is famous for inventing the daiquiri. I tried one there and ordered the original flavour (grapefruit), which was apparently Hemingway’s favourite. It’s tart.

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The photos in this post are from various walks through Old Havana. You really never know what you’re going to find there.

Title quote: Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man & the Sea

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