Among Friends: Travels in Cuba by Heather MurrayAmong Friends: Travels in Cuba by Heather Murray

Among Friends: Travels in Cuba

byHeather Murray

Paperback | October 14, 2016

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What’s it like to live in a modern city where water and electricity, soap and paper are rationed?  How do you find a pop-up restaurant in the depths of the countryside? Among Friends: Travels in Cuba is an account of one person’s discovery of Cuba. With an eye for the telling details of daily life, Murray first explores Havana and then the provinces to the west and east in visits spread over eight years. We meet Julian, her Cuban guide and friend, Magdalena, landlady and untiring critic of the Castro regime, Ernesto, taxi driver and mountain guide, and an entertaining cast of naïve Canadian tourists, enterprising peasants and perspiring bicitaxi drivers. Besides probing the Cuban psyche, Murray’s explorations highlight the unique scenery of Cuba from the elegant center of old Havana to the mogotes of the Vinales valley, and from the pristine beaches of the northern keys to historic Trinidad and the Escambray mountains with their lakes, waterfalls and jungles.

A humorous and sympathetic portrait of Cuba as it emerges from over half a century of privation and isolation, this book will delight past and future visitors to the country.  (298 pages)

Title:Among Friends: Travels in CubaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.67 inPublished:October 14, 2016Publisher:Heather MurrayLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3033057667

ISBN - 13:9783033057661

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