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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 2:21 am

January 29th, 2011, 3:37 pm #1

Back from Cuba a week ago today, the transition was kinda …The only word that comes to me is… painfull.
Came back to -20c at 3 AM Brrr…

Anyway I’ve read some posts and was feeling lazy, or was it just the return to reality that was just too harsh. A bit of both I guess. Quebec in January can do that to ya lol

A little catching up is in order.
And since (read pic)
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Here is a few I took during the vacation. I was in Holguin, Luna y Mares resort. Great place for reef diving, food and cigars.

So here it goes.
First the line up

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I ended up wearing only 2 two, the SKX 171 is really my favourite beater for the beach. Every time I go down South, It’s the perfect beachwear

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The alarm clock was provided by my Citizen Attesa. The easiest (by far!) to set and such a beauty she is 

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Now for the scenery

Sunrise at the beach. I was pretty much in the first 5 on the beach in the morning. I just love the feeling the peace in the early hours, like being one with the sea.

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After that (this one for René) a good breakfast. Major cholesterol!
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This is the view a few meters from the morning buffet

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Okay, here’s a view without the weird looking guy hahaha

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Of course the Tsunami

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And can’t go there without tasting some of those!

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So that’s it guys, Jéjé is back 


*Never a waste of time to look at a watch*
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

January 29th, 2011, 8:36 pm #2


sandy beaches! watches and cigars haha! heaven! What was your sense of Cuba? will the USA life the embargo? Is Castro soon out ? did you see vintage US cars, like in the movies ...(in Havana?)....

My Quebec musician friend once visited Havana on  a cultural visit and loved it!
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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 2:21 am

January 29th, 2011, 9:02 pm #3

first day it did rain but after that 28c daytime and 23-24 at night. Perfect for me and the wife,

Its about my 4rth or 5th time over there, yeah vintage cars but some are so wabied that its not called vintage anymore.
As for the lack of American presence, well, the American dream is a global thing. I bought Cuban cigarettes that are called "Hollywood" hahaha.
I wont discuss politics but I'll say that.
Socialism is a dream for some but its funny how in theory everybody got the same stuff and all, and yet why is it that some are very poor and some got it all??
Its just man ruling man and it does what it does IMHO. Don't forget I don't know sh*t about politics, I may know a bit about mankind...

This guy you can trust 100%

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But then again don't leave your sandwich too close hahaha




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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

January 29th, 2011, 9:29 pm #4

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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 2:21 am

January 29th, 2011, 9:41 pm #5

But no, the canine stayed in Quebec

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January 30th, 2011, 12:30 am #6

sandy beaches! watches and cigars haha! heaven! What was your sense of Cuba? will the USA life the embargo? Is Castro soon out ? did you see vintage US cars, like in the movies ...(in Havana?)....

My Quebec musician friend once visited Havana on  a cultural visit and loved it!
regarding Cuba. Castro is close to death and his brother is now in charge, but I'm sure that within a few years, things will change drastically in Cuba. If the Obama administration get another term in power then this change will happen soner.
It's still a relatively quiet island, very poor, but there has been a lot of investment in the island from european contries and also quite a lot from Canada. (Hotels and resorts)
I actually met my wife in Cuba (she was there on vacation with her mother) and we went down a few years later and got married there. I have a Cuban marriage liscense.

To address Jeje's comment on socialism and there somehow always being some that have more than others, this is just the sad reality of human nature. The stronger, the smarter, the more ruthless, will alway's take advantage of the weaker, simpler, and good natured.
Without starting another political shitstorm, I really don't believe that communism or socialism in the strictest sense of the word has ever existed. In countries that have claimed to be either or, it has been twisted, perverted, and slanted to the advantage of those in power.
Just for the record, I am neither a communist nor a socialist. I like different aspects from the entire political spectrum.
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

January 30th, 2011, 12:55 am #7

Back from Cuba a week ago today, the transition was kinda …The only word that comes to me is… painfull.
Came back to -20c at 3 AM Brrr…

Anyway I’ve read some posts and was feeling lazy, or was it just the return to reality that was just too harsh. A bit of both I guess. Quebec in January can do that to ya lol

A little catching up is in order.
And since (read pic)
[/IMG]

Here is a few I took during the vacation. I was in Holguin, Luna y Mares resort. Great place for reef diving, food and cigars.

So here it goes.
First the line up

[/IMG]

I ended up wearing only 2 two, the SKX 171 is really my favourite beater for the beach. Every time I go down South, It’s the perfect beachwear

[/IMG]

The alarm clock was provided by my Citizen Attesa. The easiest (by far!) to set and such a beauty she is 

[/IMG]
Now for the scenery

Sunrise at the beach. I was pretty much in the first 5 on the beach in the morning. I just love the feeling the peace in the early hours, like being one with the sea.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

After that (this one for René) a good breakfast. Major cholesterol!
[/IMG]


This is the view a few meters from the morning buffet

[/IMG]

Okay, here’s a view without the weird looking guy hahaha

[/IMG]

Of course the Tsunami

[/IMG]

And can’t go there without tasting some of those!

[/IMG]

So that’s it guys, Jéjé is back 


*Never a waste of time to look at a watch*
So, wish I was in Cuba too. So nice.

Great line up of travel watches. Customs didn't ask why so many? hehe.

Thats nice your divers actually get wet. I'm itching to get the Tsunami wet at depths.

Cuba-libres and Cubano cigars, what a life. You look like a local. hehe.

good to see ya amigo.
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

January 30th, 2011, 1:42 am #8

Back from Cuba a week ago today, the transition was kinda …The only word that comes to me is… painfull.
Came back to -20c at 3 AM Brrr…

Anyway I’ve read some posts and was feeling lazy, or was it just the return to reality that was just too harsh. A bit of both I guess. Quebec in January can do that to ya lol

A little catching up is in order.
And since (read pic)
[/IMG]

Here is a few I took during the vacation. I was in Holguin, Luna y Mares resort. Great place for reef diving, food and cigars.

So here it goes.
First the line up

[/IMG]

I ended up wearing only 2 two, the SKX 171 is really my favourite beater for the beach. Every time I go down South, It’s the perfect beachwear

[/IMG]

The alarm clock was provided by my Citizen Attesa. The easiest (by far!) to set and such a beauty she is 

[/IMG]
Now for the scenery

Sunrise at the beach. I was pretty much in the first 5 on the beach in the morning. I just love the feeling the peace in the early hours, like being one with the sea.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

After that (this one for René) a good breakfast. Major cholesterol!
[/IMG]


This is the view a few meters from the morning buffet

[/IMG]

Okay, here’s a view without the weird looking guy hahaha

[/IMG]

Of course the Tsunami

[/IMG]

And can’t go there without tasting some of those!

[/IMG]

So that’s it guys, Jéjé is back 


*Never a waste of time to look at a watch*
First, you show the sun; then you show the food; then you show the cigars and you finish it off with Pookie!

Sure hope it was worth having to be away from the forum


...and thanks for the great pics; I almost feel like I was there for a few micro seconds(that's HEQ time of course)

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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

January 30th, 2011, 1:55 am #9

regarding Cuba. Castro is close to death and his brother is now in charge, but I'm sure that within a few years, things will change drastically in Cuba. If the Obama administration get another term in power then this change will happen soner.
It's still a relatively quiet island, very poor, but there has been a lot of investment in the island from european contries and also quite a lot from Canada. (Hotels and resorts)
I actually met my wife in Cuba (she was there on vacation with her mother) and we went down a few years later and got married there. I have a Cuban marriage liscense.

To address Jeje's comment on socialism and there somehow always being some that have more than others, this is just the sad reality of human nature. The stronger, the smarter, the more ruthless, will alway's take advantage of the weaker, simpler, and good natured.
Without starting another political shitstorm, I really don't believe that communism or socialism in the strictest sense of the word has ever existed. In countries that have claimed to be either or, it has been twisted, perverted, and slanted to the advantage of those in power.
Just for the record, I am neither a communist nor a socialist. I like different aspects from the entire political spectrum.
so I was curious and thought Jeje might have more info.

Yes, I think I read that the Castro regime was the longest communist run country now..
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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 2:21 am

January 30th, 2011, 3:31 am #10

So, wish I was in Cuba too. So nice.

Great line up of travel watches. Customs didn't ask why so many? hehe.

Thats nice your divers actually get wet. I'm itching to get the Tsunami wet at depths.

Cuba-libres and Cubano cigars, what a life. You look like a local. hehe.

good to see ya amigo.
I can't say I'm extatic to be back but having good friends around sure make it easier

I have a confession to make.

The Tsu never made it in the water. Its stayed on the beach. The only one taking baths was the SKx171.
I'm still on the honeymoon with the Tsu but she will eventually get wabied and I won't be afraid of the abrasiveness of the sand and corals. Maybe I need a Tsunami beater?

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