Shakin’ it in Cuba!


Back from sunny Cuba to freezing Toronto, 10 days’ worth of laundry and our photo memories. Above, Ed shakes it up with Legendarios del Guajirito star Hilda de la Hoz. Hilda looks pretty amazed by her dance partner!

Returning from the market in a shocking pink taxi. Ed is all tuckered out after partying with the Legendarios, musicians and singers who worked with the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.

Chilling out in Cayo Santa Maria.

A visit to Mausoleo Ernesto Che Guevara in Santa Clara, where the great man now rests, was the highlight of my trip. Guevara lost his life at the age of 39 trying to spur an armed uprising in Bolivia in 1967. His remains were exhumed and taken to Cuba in 1997. Santa Clara was chosen as the site of the memorial in memory of Guevara’s troops taking the city on Dec. 31, 1958, in the Battle of Santa Clara that clinched it for Fidel Castro and sent General Batista fleeing Cuba. Above, the 22-foot bronze statue of Guevara oversees the museum and mausoleum complex.

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Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based fiction writer.
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