Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Back to the future 3

From a very readable travel feature published this week by The Independent in London:

"Later we meet again at the Salon Rojo, the nightclub of the Hotel Capri that was a mafia-run playground in the 1950s.

"In a throwback to the days when the Chicago mobster Meyer Lansky was the boss of this town, all the tables on one side of the club are occupied by overly made-up girls who are professionally available.

"Given Cuba's extraordinary racial mix, discerning customers have a wide choice – black, white, mulatta and various shades of mestiza. The men are mostly foreigners with wallets full of convertible pesos."


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