nedelja, 07. februar 2016

Neizogibno in znano

[10. december 2015]
Zgodilo se je praktično neizogibno (glede na priljubljenost Kube med Slovenci) in hkrati neverjetno (glede na majhnost naroda) - med turisti sem zaslišal domač jezik. S parom iz Ljubljane smo izmenjali izkušnje potovanja in se razgovorili o tem, kako se žal kubanska družba razslojuje. Tisti, ki delajo v turizmu, namreč od nas popotnikov prejemajo bistveno višje zneske kot recimo učitelji. Samo od enega kratkega prevoza lahko zaslužijo za cel dan.

Dopoldne sem še preživel v Matanzas in si čas krajšal z branjem kubanske zgodovine in opazovanem šolarjev, ki so imeli športno vzgojo kar v osrednjem parku. Zgodaj popoldne sem prispel v Havano. Občutek je bil takoj domač - glede mesta in glede prenočišča, kjer sem bival že prve noči na Kubi. Odločil sem se porabiti pašteto, ki sem jo s seboj nosil še od doma (res ni potrebe, da še enkrat potuje čez Atlantik), potem pa odšel na sprehod na Malecón.



The inevitable and the familiar

[December 10th, 2015]
It was inevitable (given the popularity of Cuba among Slovenians) and at the same time improbable (given the fact we are a small nation) - I heard some tourists talk in a homely language. With a couple from Ljubljana (European Green Capital 2016) we exchanged travel experiences and talked about sad fact the Cuban society is seeing income divisions. Those who work in tourism can get much more money then, for example, teachers. They might earn a daily wage with a single transfer.

I was still in Matanzas in the morning. I spend the time reading about Cuban history and watching the primary school children having physical education at the main square. We arrived to Havana in the early afternoon. The feeling was immediately familiar. About the city and about the accommodation - the same one I was staying the first nights in Cuba at. I decided to consume the pate I brought from home (There is no need for transporting it back over the Atlantic.) and later went for a walk to Malecón.

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