Category: Cuba

Instagram Travel Photos

After three months in Europe, filming ‘In search for La Dolce Vita’ I’m now back in Australia with three projects in post production! On recent trips I’ve become a fan of instagram. I hate the lack of landscape feature but find it’s ease of use one of it’s most compelling features. I can literally take […]

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Streets of Havana – Cuba Musica

Music video featuring scenes from the streets of Havana. Ancient cars, historic buildings, multicultural people. Music: The beatknitter – No.65 (manolo style)

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Cuban Cigars – Where to buy the cheapest in Havana

Learn where to buy 5 cent Cigars in Cuba. On the Streets of Havana I meet a Che Guevara look-a-like while purchasing a 1 peso (5 cent) Cigar from a Cafeteria. With my local guide Yemilet, we take a ride in a colectivo taxi, a pre 1960’s American car. I give a review of the […]

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Sailing in Cuba Part 4 – Beached on the South Coast!

Finally, on the 6th day, we are towed to safety, and it only cost the Captain $4,000 USD!! We now must sail 230 nautical miles to Marina Hemmingway, Havana to get the motor repaired. Stay tuned to see how the trip goes. With no motor, a faulty radio and bilge pump, limited water and food […]

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Sailing in Cuba Part 3 – Beached on the South Coast!

Five days stranded on a yacht was starting to take it’s toll. The Captain locked himself away in his cabin with the remaining rum supplies, bellowing like a wounded Moose every time a large wave rocked the boat. The New Zealand girl took to parading naked on the deck teasing and taunting the soldiers on […]

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Sailing in Cuba Part 2 – Beached on the South Coast!

The ongoing saga of being beached off the Cuban Coast. The hapless crew sit helpless, aware local fishing boats will have their boats confiscated by the government, if they attempt to pull our yacht off the sand. On the nearby beach, soldiers watch our movements twenty four hours a day. Using infra red, Mark films […]

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Sailing in Cuba Part 1- Beached on the South Coast!

Recently I sailed from Mexico (Isla Mujeres) to Cuba. While on the south coast our yacht got beached near the entrance of Laguna de Cortez. The video tells the story of what happened next. Music: The Dirt Surfers – Theme from Gilligan’s Island http://www.youtube.com/user/dirtkahuna?feature=watch

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Life in Cuba, food shortages, low wages and exiled family members

I met Alex at a Havana Pizza place. He spoke English and was keen to practise with me. I interviewed him about the realities of life in Cuba. We talk about the food shortages, the low wages and the fact that many Cuban’s have family members they have not seen for decades, living in America. […]

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Cuban Style Dancing, How to

Proving once and for all that white man can dance! On a recent visit to Havana, I was taught by local Yamilet how to dance Cuban style. Compared to the repressive ‘Victorian era’ no touch style of Australia I found cuban style liberating, giving me a new appreciation for dancing.

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Heading Home after 639 Days on the Road

After 639 days on the Road I am heading back to Australia. Unfortunately my father hasn’t done so well after a major operation, so I have decided to return home. So after all this time on the road I discuss what I have learnt and give tips for anyone wishing to do the same. I […]

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