Cuba Bound

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An island unknown to many but rich with a filled history. Hatuey, the Dominican indian chieftain, traveled to Cuba to warn the people of the atrocities the Spaniards had committed in Dominican Republic and that they were on the way to Cuba as well.

Well fast forward a few centuries and here we are with Cuba, a country rich with history, birthplace of the Mojito and home to the world famous Cohiba and Partagas cigars and to top it off, some of the most beautiful beaches and people in the world and still not a lot people know it.

 

Well my upcoming voyage to Cuba starting next week is a certainly quite an endeavor that merits lots of pre planning especially with my photography gear but you know what, I told myself “keep it simple.” I’m not complicating myself with taking my various lenses, in my case X100 extensions(WCL & TCL), its just going to be the:

  • Fuji X100s and its new grip
  • 6-7 batteries
  • Wall Charger
  • 10 Eneloop AA batteries
  • Cactus RF60 flash
  • Cactus V6 Transceiver
  • Manfrotto Pixi, for my tripod needs
  • 150gb of SD cards in the Pixel Pocket Rocket
  • Domke 5XC (ballistic black) which will house all of it.
  • And a good pair of sneakers for the extensive walking that I’m sure awaits me in Havana, Cuba.

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Fuji X100s

I hope to visit the following places:

  • La Bodeguita del Medio (birthplace of the Mojito)
  • Hemingway’s house near Havana
  • The famous Malecon
  • El Floridtia (where Hemingway drank his favorite daiquiri in Havana)
  • And countless of other sites, some traveled and some not.

It all most seems that’s exactly what the X100s was engineered to be ―  the ultimate travel camera and often times the best camera in the world. With its amazing image quality and its gorgeous 35mm F2.0, and very important, the portability factor, its easy to fall in love.

And wow, Christmas is almost here. Walking through stores is a constant reminder that the season is almost upon us so Happy Thanksgiving in advance.

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