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The Handsomest Man in Cuba: An Escapadeby Lynette Chiang
Synopses & Reviews
Lynette Chiang fled a decent job, three-bedroom house, fast car, and nice bloke in Sydney and, armed with a poor sense of direction, set off to see the world on a folding bicycle. The Handsomest Man in Cuba is the tale of her three-month romp pedaling through Cuba and dealing with whatever comes her way - and just about everything does.
An engaging, witty account of the people, customs, food, and culture of Cuba framed by a fascinating approach to travel. With only a folding bicycle and a towable suitcase, Australian Lynette Chiang spent three months touring Cuba, eshewing tourist hotels and typical iteneraries in favor of an unpredictable day-to-day existence among ordinary citizens. She discovered a people who, despite great privation, are warm, generous—and generally happy. Her narrative covers equally well the challenges of travel on two wheels and the surprises of life in the land of Fidel.
Read more about Lynette at http://www.galfromdownunder.com/cuba/
About the Author
Lynette Chiang fled a decent job, three-bedroom house, fastish car, and nice bloke in Sydney, Australia, and--armed with a congenitally poor sense of direction--set off to see the world on a folding bicycle. She has traveled solo ever since, living and working in Britain, Ireland, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and the United States.
Forbes.com named Chiang one of its exclusive Rugged Individualists.” She currently works as a customer evangelist and roving online content writer for Bike Friday, and she often is interviewed by the business press for her work in relationship marketing. Her latest cycling movie, Route 66 by Bicycle: Pedaling the Mother Road, was produced in conjunction with Race Across America legend Lon Haldeman.
Read more of Chiangs bedtime stories at www.galfromdownunder.com.
Table of Contents
(1) Forward by Joe Kurmaskie, aka the Metal Cowboy (2) Cuban Christmas (3) Dry spin (4) Heading west (5) Millennium bugs (6) Land of the mogote (7) The world's worst sailor (8) Cuba for beginners (9) La casa de Lolita (10) The Santiago hustle (11) The Sierra Maestra coast (12) The handsomest man in Cuba (13) Caught (14) The 55-cent hotel (15) A seemingly sacred place (16) Guantanamera (17) The last resort (18) The richest house in Cuba (19) Long enough in Trinidad (20) A loiter too far (21) Return to Havana (22) One last scoop (23) Home?
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