“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.


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.


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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