The latest from Conner Gorry. Now up to August 25, 2018 – Cuba – Debbie's Carribean Reviews Forums

Spunky 2017-05-11 20:38:50 UTC #1

The latest “Here is Havana” is full of interesting slang. Maybe not for the dinner table … and I’ll never order Papaya with a straight face again, lol.

Here is Havana – 11 May 17

A friend celebrated his 40th birthday a few days ago and invited his closest amigos for a party – one of those blow outs with a guy posted at the door to keep out crashers, a DJ spinning cool sets,…

benni 2017-05-14 13:45:16 UTC #2

I laughed at that, too! I LOVE papaya!!

Admin 2017-05-16 13:54:12 UTC #3

Good slang to learn. I already new some but learned some as well. Thanks @Spunky

Spunky 2017-07-18 13:23:00 UTC #4

Another great blog by Conner G today:

Here is Havana – 18 Jul 17

Let’s get this out of the way – US travelers can still come to Cuba. Nothing has changed, despite what that fool-tool of a President (and his minions) want you to believe. New regulations for trave…

comoman 2017-07-19 21:06:22 UTC #5

Yes it’s a very good read .straight to the point .

Johnny C

eeeefarm 2017-07-19 21:13:00 UTC #6

Great blog. She always makes me smile. With Trump you either have to laugh or cry!

Spunky 2017-08-16 01:51:51 UTC #7

Another great one today. I’ll update the title to show today’s date.

Here is Havana – 16 Aug 17

Maybe you read my recent post Inside a Cuban Posada, where I sneak a peek (cockroaches and combs included) into the island’s love hotel business. This post follows in that same vein – providing rea…

Travelb4idieguy 2017-08-18 00:21:41 UTC #8

Good read that I can relate to. Thanks for sharing.

Spunky 2017-08-18 01:39:08 UTC #9

Conner calls a spade a spade. Like others we know.

comoman 2017-08-19 19:13:56 UTC #10

Wow quite the read … All for a couple of pills . Miguelito shoulda ditched them alright .
Good luck Miquelito .

Johnny C

griz 2017-08-20 00:21:53 UTC #11

Great writing, as usual from Conner.

Spunky 2017-09-15 14:37:38 UTC #12

Latest from Conner on Irma:

Here is Havana – 15 Sep 17

Havana September 14, 2017 Time for thanks giving. Among the many (well documented) reasons Cuba does hurricane preparation and post-recovery/survival so well is the ability of the populace to pull …

BobMichaels 2017-09-25 15:26:11 UTC #13

Remember that Conner is also a real person besides an internet poster. And Cuba Libro is a real place at 24 & 19 in Vedado. Actually a short pleasant walk from Cemeterio Colon is you happen to visit there. Conner is frequently hanging around Cuba Libro even though she does have a real job as Senior Editor for MEDDIC Review.

If you enjoy her writing, try a conversation across table to get the real deal. And Cuba Libro is always worth a visit no matter is she is there or not.

Spunky 2017-10-01 21:39:27 UTC #14

And the latest today:
Cuba Travel from US – Legal and with RESPECT

Here is Havana – 1 Oct 17

For the past two days, I’ve been participating in the US-Cuba congress RESPECT (Responsible Ethical Cuba Travel) in Havana. This is the largest US-based organization (150 members from travel servic…

Spunky 2017-11-02 15:40:13 UTC #15

And from today:

Here is Havana – 2 Nov 17

I’ve been physically assaulted twice. Both times I was walking home alone at night. And both times I was compromising my safety. In the first instance, circa 1993 in Monterey, California, I was dru…

Spunky 2017-12-21 14:47:41 UTC #16

From 21 December, 2017.
Conner, I know how hard it is to quit smoking.

Here is Havana – 21 Dec 17

“I’m doing absolutely nothing. I don’t plan on even leaving the house. I want to hang out with you guys, eat as much as I possibly can, sleep and luxuriate in hot water worth its name.” As you may …

BobMichaels 2018-01-04 00:59:22 UTC #17

I went to Cuba Libro between Christmas and New Years as I always do when in Havana. Connor was there but running around like a mad woman as usual. She always tries to greet and briefly chat with new visitors while simultaneously be in a meeting there. And one must remember that she has a significant full time job besides Cuba Libro and her blog postings.

Bring any contributions to Cuba Libro as Connor is upfront in telling you things they really can use at Cuba Libro and appreciate as well as those “we will find somebody in the neighborhood that can use this”, Things she specifically mentioned are always in need include:

  • Good cocoa power to make exotic coffee drinks for staff and visitors
  • Exotic condoms (flavored, ribbed, Magnum, women’s) as they have a give away basket and have to limit how many people take. Remember, the government dispenses plain condoms so they need exotics.
  • Cheap reading glasses. So many visitors, especially Cubans, need reading glasses but canot get them. Remember that 5 pairs of dollar store glasses are almost 5X as good as one $5 pair.
  • small household medical supplies like tubes of antibiotic ointment, Acetaminophen, band aids, simple gauze bandages, and things like that. Connor says many in the neighborhood need such.

But no matter what, just go to Cuba Libro, hang out, read a bit, and soak up the culture.

Spunky 2018-01-04 01:51:11 UTC #18

Thanks again, Bob.
I think lots of us are fans and potential supporters of Conner Gorry and Cuba Libro.

Spunky 2018-01-05 14:44:27 UTC #19

5 January 2018:

Here is Havana – 5 Jan 18

I thought I’d already written all I had to say about New Year’s Eve in Cuba. Likewise, I figured a couple posts about Donald Trump – the Cuban reaction to his election; his overall ineptitude – wer…

I noted the line:

“Yes! We should have made a Mini Me/Marco to go with Trump and burned them together,”

Spunky 2018-01-23 23:15:18 UTC #20

23 January, 2018

Here is Havana – 23 Jan 18

Miguel has a court date. Finally. Regular readers of Here is Havana are likely haunted still by my friend’s unfortunate tale of incarceration in Havana’s roughest prison. Unfortunately, after more …

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