Cuba

Hear the lilt of seductive Buena Vista Social Club musicians and visit the Spanish fort at the port of Havana.  You’ll feel as if you’re visiting Florida in the 1950’s as classic cars in mint condition still drive the roads of this beautiful Caribbean island. https://leapingaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/havana/

Los Angeles

One of the largest cities in the United States started from humble beginnings along a river in California.  It was a trade market that was a fusion of Native American, Mexican and European immigrant cultures.  Now this sprawling city is still one of the largest cultural and media hubs of the world.  For a few…

Good Cop, Fake Cop and Other Adventures

Sometimes, things don’t go so well on travels. During those times, it’s great to turn to local police to help you. Here are a couple of tales I’d like to tell at the request of friends. I remember in the 1970 film version of “Superman” in which Marlon Brando portrayed Jor-El, packing up his son…