One of the most incongruous “vintage-meets-VH1” experiences in Cuba is taking a ride in the maquinas, or collective taxis.
For 10-to-20 Cuban pesos a ride, you hop in an old Chevy and rumble through the streets of Havana on pre-determined routes to a soundtrack of today’s reggaeton hits and last week’s American pop.
However, I would caution people who are taking classes as a couple to avoid falling into the trap of just dancing with your guy or girl.
For non-dancers, one of the most difficult parts of social dancing can be when your significant other (or date) is dancing with other people.
I’m a beast at getting around in maquinas, at least in Vedado, Habana Vieja/Centro, Playa, and Miramar neighborhoods in Havana.
I don’t let the cab drivers get away with anything—I know exactly how much the fare is, and if they try to cheat me out of my change, I give them a “Don’t F*** with me” face. I took one where the driver was bouncing through the streets at breakneck speed, hollering at people on the streets. ” He shouted at a group of kids playing baseball with a broom handle and ball of trash on the side of the street. ” He wolf-whistled to a pretty girl dressed in all Spandex on the side of the street. I was simultaneously amused and slightly fearful for my life.
Investigaciones demuestran que alimentando con leche pasteurizada y en sistemas colectivos de alimentación automática, la salud y desarrollo de las terneras mejora significativamente.
Something about the combination of poor suspension, 50-year-old brakes, and drivers hopped up on Cuban coffee makes for a heart-racing experience.
I think they intentionally don’t put the “How’s My Driving…Call [whatever number]” stickers on the maquinas because if they did, a lot of people would be out of their jobs.
Last night, I was invited to be a guest on “Love Bent and Adventure Bound,” a weekly radio show hosted by Ben-Jamin Toy and his co-hosts, Sparkle and Eric. Personally, I would not use going to Salsa as a date and have pretty strong opinions about dating within your hometown Salsa scene (but I won’t get into that here).
The show’s main focus is adventure dating, and Ben asked me to talk about Salsa dancing and if Salsa makes for a good date. Also, I wouldn’t bring a guy that I’m just starting to date to Salsa, especially if he didn’t really dance (“Hey honey, sit down and watch me dance for three hours).
글로벌 커피기업답게 미국 내에서만 채용하는 것이 아니라 전세계 스타벅스 매장에서 채용이 진행될 것이라고 하는군요. 반면 재향군인 출신인 Evan Hafer가 설립한 Black Rifle Coffee Company(이하 BRCC)는 스타벅스의 이 같은 조치를 겨냥한 1만명의 재향군인을 채용계획을 밝혔습니다.