Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Havana - September 7, 2010

Hemingway House and Museum -> drive to Cienfuegos

On the way out of Havana, on the way to Cienfuegos, we stopped at writer Ernest Hemingway's old house which has been preserved as a museum after Hemingway left Cuba in the early 1960s.

It was possible to peer in the front door and in the windows of Hemingway's house -- and to see an old typewriter; stuffed animal heads mounted on the walls; and an empty bottle or two, or more. Through a small closet window, a uniform and boots were visible. Hemingway's fishing boat had been moved up to this property and was sitting in back of the pool. Also near the pool were the graves of four of his dogs: Black, Negrita, Linda, and Nerun.

Had a short walk out to the water, and down toward the old historic square. It was quite hot, and the air conditioning didn't quite reach to the room I was staying in; the chocolate I bought may be melting. But otherwise, it was an interesting place.

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