Mar 08, 2018 - Harmony V

Colonial architecture, Hemingway, antique cars, cigars – today was a full-on Havana experience!  Waking up to a beautiful sunrise illuminating our historic Hotel Nacional, we departed for Old Havana for a walking tour with local guides Daniel Alonzo and Alejandro Anido.  In the afternoon some visited Hemingway’s countryside estate Finca Vigía, while others visited the Partagas Cigar Factory and a mechanic’s garage, which restores 1950s classics.  In the evening economist Jorge Mario Sanchez explained socioeconomic reform in Cuba, and then we dined on classic Creole cuisine in the gardens of the hotel.

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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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