Jan 18, 2018 - Harmony V

After some much needed sleep in the historic Hotel National, we awoke energized to explore Cuba’s magnificent capital.  Guides Edgar and Rodolfo showed us the way through colonial Old Havana, with stops at a Cuban ration store, Hemingway’s home, and a visit with a car mechanic.  Economist Jorge Mario Sanchez shared some insight on US-Cuban relations during our evening cocktail hour, and we filled our bellies with classic Cuban dishes at La Barraca Restaurant.

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Jeff Phillippe

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Jeff was raised in upstate New York and completed his B.A. in geography at Middlebury College in Vermont. He attained his master’s degree in water resource science at Oregon State University where his research focused on glacier hydrology in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He spent most of his 20's teaching Earth sciences and geography at the secondary and university level, while taking his summers off to lead wilderness and climbing expeditions throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

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