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Friday, June 26, 2015

Cuba Revisited

After two years i decided to visit Cuba once again before the American invasion sets in, because having a drink in a bar next to a noisy American snitch is nothing i appreciate. Didn't take long until the first bummer appeared and no, it's not the selfie-stick i forgot at home, in fact i don't own one, but the seats installed in the "Air France"- Boeing aircraft. For nearly ten hours i was sitting instead of a cosy cushion on a piece of plywood with a thin layer of foam and fabric causing my butt to hurt for two days afterwards - shocking! Upon arrival in Havana as usual i checked in the " Lido "- hotel conveniently located in the city center. The rates are reasonable and the rooms are nice and safe. Since i was open-minded towards the people and speak their language it didn't take long to get in touch with locals. I shared many beers and delved into the sweaty night life with them, even spent a night with some blacks playing dominoes, drinking and smoking, however over time i grew a little angry over the impertinent attitude a few developed. I felt more than once to be pretty generous, when folks asked for more and so i decided to stay mostly on my own. Also i went again to the " cooperativa " from the Patargas factory to buy some cigars and guess what, they sold me faked Cohiba's, leaving me gobsmacked. I am just trying to resell a box on Ebay, which can be found here. Other events of note were my birthday party on the Malecon and the valuable Cohiba Esplendido cigar an elderly gentleman gave to me and which i will smoke next week at the races. A hooker i met on the street late at night was less polite. She came alongside and nestled her bum in my abdomen, while twiddling with my trousers zipper. I told her to stop that and let me go when suddenly she reached in my pocket and made off with my wallet. I went after her in hot pursuit, when she disappeared in a huge pitch black house. I then noticed i pulled a harmstring and could not follow her any longer accepting the loss of one peso fifty and a stack of business cards she won't have much use for. These girls are really something to be aware of. So you see Havana can really be a mixed bag with events changing thick and fast. I was there now for the third time now and feel that will do.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Weekend Sports

Before we have to deal with the bread and butter football from Scandinavia, the Champions League final is scheduled next Saturday between FC BARCELONA vs JUVENTUS TURIN. Barca is the clear fav and without doubt has the best team worldwide. Nonetheless i liked the way Juve stripped Real Madrid of their sparkle in the semis and a repitition of that performance could see them prevailing here at tasty odds. Furthermore i feel the old wiley fox Carlos Tevez is the right man to exploit any slip up in Barca's defense. Bets as follows : Juve to lift the trophy @ 3.20 and Carlos Tevez to score anytime @ 3.80 ***Both Lost Now over to the sport of kings. Also at Saturday the Investec Derby in Epsom Downs takes place. Golden Horn is heading the market and deservedly so after a scintillating ride in the Dante Stakes, where his jockey had a hard time pulling him up, what suggests he will stay the longer trip here. However two pitfalls are his low odds and that that jockey Dettori is back on board. I will have a dabble on him as a stakes saver ***WON, but my main money will be down for HANS HOLBEIN ( IRE, foto) , trained by Ballydoyle master Aidan O' Brian. He has already won over the trip boosting my confidence he will at least grab a place, especially when the ground turns a bit more to the softer side. Hans Holbein to win and place @ 15.***UP. Off to Cuba next Saturday.