Feb 15, 2018 - Harmony V

Today was a crash course in Havana geography.  After an invigorating walking tour through the colonial center, we traveled east to Ernest Hemingway’s fishing village, Cojímar, as well his former estate Finca Vigía.  Another group spent the afternoon at Partagas Cigar Factory in Central Havana, followed by a visit with car mechanics in off-the beaten path Cerro.  We happily returned to the beautiful Hotel Nacional, where we were welcomed by Cuban Economist Jorge Mario Sanchez, and a classic Cuban meal overlooking the Atlantic.

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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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