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Hectic Santa-Free Holidays

The hectic holiday season is here, but for us it has absolutely nothing to do with last minute shopping, thankfully. Our office flooded a couple of weeks ago and we had a big disagreement with the building management, which I’m pretty sure has all but been smoothed over now. But it was touch & go […]

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Holidays & Occasions

Sweet 15

I don’t think anybody at home in Canada really makes a big deal out of Sweet 16 parties anymore. But most girls in Cuba dream about their 15th birthday from the time they can talk. And a lot of families starting saving money for the occasion from the moment their daughters are born. A girl’s […]

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Holiday Cheer in Cuba?

As most of my friends in the rest of North America are starting in on their annual obsession with putting up lights on and around their houses and rooting around in their attics and basements for their boxes of Christmas ornaments, I was reflecting last weekend on how different a turn my holiday season took […]