“Travels to a Different Time ” : Santiago de Cuba: July 1996: The Pudge Boys from Hamburg

There are two rather pudgy boys from Hamburg that are staying at the hotel. Both are called Ollie. They rise late and soon after begin consuming vat quantities of Mayabe beer until they retire at 2 a.m. Both are students at the University of Hamburg and both have ponytails. They enjoy heavy metal and punkContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time ” : Santiago de Cuba: July 1996: The Pudge Boys from Hamburg”

RKS Quote of the Day: “Little Fires Everywhere”: Celeste Ng

“All her life she had learned that passion, like fire, was a dangerous thing. It so easily went out of control. It scaled walls and jumped over trenches. Sparks leapt like fleas and spread as rapidly:  a breeze could carry embers for miles. Better to control that spark and pass it carefully from one generationContinue reading “RKS Quote of the Day: “Little Fires Everywhere”: Celeste Ng”

“Travels to a Different Time” : Santiago de Cuba: July 1996: How About the Food? The Ignoramus With The Baseball Cap

The property I am staying at is managed by Canadian Hotel company Delta Hotels. As I understand Cuba a good part of the food is brought in from Canada. It was Canadians that gave a shot in the arm to tourism here. For example if you look at the juice dispenser the juice is fromContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : Santiago de Cuba: July 1996: How About the Food? The Ignoramus With The Baseball Cap”

“Travels to a Different Time ” : 20July1996: Santiago de Cuba: Lounge Lizard Perverts and Pastors Against the Blockade

On the way to Santiago de Cuba at Toronto Pearson Airport at 11:15 a.m. there are a few scary Cuban bound passengers who are sleazy looking. Quite frankly they look like greasy little perverts up to no good. Computer nerds with criminal intent. I have a very bad vibe these are pedophiles looking for actionContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time ” : 20July1996: Santiago de Cuba: Lounge Lizard Perverts and Pastors Against the Blockade”

RKS Quote of the Day: José Saramago

“Why did we become blind, I don’t know, Perhaps one day we’ll find out, Do you want me to tell you what I think, Yes do, I don’t think we went blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see.” José Saramago (1922-2010) “Blindness”, Harcourt BraceContinue reading RKS Quote of the Day: José Saramago

On the Ledge Part 6: “Truth in the Vine”: Cheating the Chumps!

Lolita Wine Services was raking in the money with its “enhanced” Malbec “Confusion” which of course was Algerian plonk with added brown sugar. Residents of Canada were carting it off by the caseload. But as I understand capitalism as a commie one can dupe the masses for an enormous profit and In East Germany weContinue reading On the Ledge Part 6: “Truth in the Vine”: Cheating the Chumps!

On the Ledge Part 5: Jumping off the Ledge: Becoming a Capitalist Wine Toady: Our Lolita Label

I haven’t received any pay cheques from East Berlin in three months. My contacts at the Interior Ministry say there is no Western currency left in the state coffers. They say you are on your own! I have given my life to the East German state and all those bureaucrats can think about is savingContinue reading On the Ledge Part 5: Jumping off the Ledge: Becoming a Capitalist Wine Toady: Our Lolita Label

“Travels to a Different Time ” : 28August1990: Cancun, Mexico: Oh no it is Montezuma’s!

There is no joking about the “revenge” in Montezuma’s! Morning started with a bit of the runs that quickly transformed into waterfalls. Ok been there before so not so bad then for 6 hours waves of stomach cramps. The pain was so bad I had to stay in bed. At noon I thought a swimContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time ” : 28August1990: Cancun, Mexico: Oh no it is Montezuma’s!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 27August1990: Cancun, Mexico: Beef in Onion and Tomato Sauce For Breakfast, Lewd Jokes and a Seafood Restaurant Out of Seafood!

Filled up buffet plate with a wild combo of beef in onion and tomato sauce, guava, fried bananas, pastries and bacon. Weird combo but delicious and no Montezuma yet. Off on the tequila cruise as a better and safer boat than the public boat that looks as if will sink halfway there. Being stuffed withContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 27August1990: Cancun, Mexico: Beef in Onion and Tomato Sauce For Breakfast, Lewd Jokes and a Seafood Restaurant Out of Seafood!”