Rich Manâ€™s Disease
Camaguey Travel Blog› entry 49 of 82 › view all entries
October 17th, 2008 – by: alexchan
Eating in Cuba
Weâ€™ve had many stories of Cuban food being really bad. However, our experience has only been positive. Maybe things have changed ... we havenâ€™t found any of those old state-run restaurants churning out greasy pork dishes. Weâ€™ve had wonderful meals in restaurants, guesthouses, paladares (eateries set in homes) and Chinatown.
By the way, our hosts in Havana swear that the Chinese socialist associations in Chinatown make the best pizza. Thick crusts unlike the true Italian ones. But that is only their point of view.
Seafood like lobster and prawns seem to be considerably good value for us in Cuba compared to the usual chicken, pork etc. That leads us to the next story ...
Kim goes to the doctor
We had to go to the doctor at the international clinic today. Kim had been suffering clickety joints and pain.
With my broken Spanish, the doctorâ€™s limited English and the nearby dentistâ€™s also-limited English it was diagnosed it as uric acid in his joints ... like gout.
He asked if he ate a lot of red meat ... (no) ... then we boiled it down to the prawns and lobster. USD50 later, we walked out with some medication ... hopefully all will be well.
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