Leaving Dublin is never easy ....
Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
42Trip End Nov 23, 2010
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The flight to Havana was rather uneventful except that my rehearsed 10 words of Spanish, that was going to see me thorough my 2 month trip, had to be squashed back into the dark corners of my mind as I tried to dig up my even rarer list of German words. Somehow the German that I learned in Warlord and other such comics just wasn┤t going to cut the mustard here. 11 hours of this and there is only so much one can do at 35,000feet ... well that is legal anyhow.
Havana airport was grand and the ATM even gave me money!!! Everyone was nice and smiling, could it really be that everyone was like that┐ I could count on one hand the amount of times that US customs and Immigration officers had smiled at me and welcomed me to their country. Maybe Castro got it right!
On to the guest house or Casa Particular to you and me. Malayne and Otto greeted me like family and after a sufficient amount of polite conversation I figured it was time for bed. Lying there watching the fan going round I just couldn┤t believe that this was the end of the first day of my 2 month adventure.