Cuba back in the dreamtime . . . .I’ve been in a number of West Indian hostelries and none were as romantic as these . . . trade winds not included.

Corridor of the Hotel Camagüey.
Corridor of the Hotel Camagüey. Undated. Color postcard. Cuban Railroad Company, publisher. Fair use license. Collection of the University of Miami. via https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/chc0359/id/3528/rec/10.
Parque Central y Hotel Plaza, Havana. Undated.
Parque Central y Hotel Plaza, Havana. Undated. Publisher not known. Fair use license. Collection of the University of Miami. via https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/chc0359/id/3519/rec/49.
Playa de Marianao, Havana. Undated.
Playa de Marianao, Havana. Undated. C. Jordi,, publisher. Fair use license. Collection of the University of Miami. via https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/chc0359/id/4027/rec/8/.
Cafe Restaurant at Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba. Undated.
Cafe Restaurant at Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba. Undated. Publisher not known. Fair use license. Collection of the University of Miami. via https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/chc0359/id/3717/rec/2
"Havana Club" Rum Private Bar, Havana.
“Havana Club” Rum Private Bar, Havana. Undated. Fair use license. Collection of the University of Miami. via https://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/chc0359/id/4057/rec/1

Last one has everything except for Ernest Hemingway. We’ll just have to imagine him up.

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