“Travels to a Different Time” : Santiago de Cuba: July 1996: Attack of the Cuban Red Ants: A Near Dangerous Shampoo

Woke up in the early morning for a swim and a game of tennis. I found someone looking for a game and sat down on the court to put on my running shoes. One night there were sheep on the tennis court and one morning turkeys. We had roast turkey for dinner that night! Boy a few minutes into the game my legs started feeling like they were being pricked by pins and they started burning. They were tiny red ants that packed a nice little sting. A quick emergency jump in the pool. Be wary of red ants in Cuba! Then off to a shower before breakfast and almost put some shampoo on my head but it smelt a bit strange. It was cleaning fluid of some sort in a shampoo bottle that a chambermaid had left in the bathroom. The day was not going well.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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