Author: mrichter2

Where to Eat in Havana, Cuba

I was really worried about the food situation in Havana. I had read online that most of the restaurants weren’t great, and that the food was super bland pretty much anywhere that you went. However, I’m happy to say that I found that this was not true! I ate at several different restaurants while in […]

Green Bay Waterfalls

Green Bay is probably most well known as the home of the Green Bay Packers. I’ve now visited the city twice in the past year, and wanted to write about the waterfalls I visited on my most recent visit. Green Bay is about 3 hours from Chicago, and it’s a super easy drive! Once you’re […]

Cuba Day 8

I couldn’t believe that it was finally time for me to head home. My week in Cuba was quite literally life-changing. For my first completely solo vacation, it was absolutely amazing. I woke up early, not wanting to risk missing my flight. See, I had done research. The Internet and countless travel guides told me, […]

Cuba Day 7

I woke up around 8:30 to get ready for the day. Ana had my breakfast ready for me at 9, and oh man was it delicious! The bread that she served was unbelievable, so I may or may not have eaten the whole basketful. Oops. She also cooked some fried eggs, and served them with […]

Cuba Day 6

I woke up early. Somehow, despite the roosters crowing at dawn again, I had managed to sleep through it this morning. However, I still needed to be up at 6:30 to have plenty of time before the taxi arrived. I rolled out of bed and got ready to go, then asked Susana to turn on […]

Cuba Day 5

Ahhhhhh beach day. I woke up early to the sound of the roosters at 5:10 in the morning. They didn’t let up until 8a. It was insanity. I lounged in bed on my phone until it was time for breakfast at 8:15. Having Internet in bed was such a luxury, I honestly could’ve laid there […]

Cuba Day 4

I woke up and laid in bed reading for a bit. Then, I went off in search of a Cadeca (money exchange). I went the wrong way, several blocks. Then I asked 3 different people, and finally found the cadeca. It was very close to my Airbnb! I exchanged more of my money, and then […]

How To Finger-Knit

I first learned to finger knit when I was in high school. I wanted easy Christmas gifts, and arm knitting appeared on my Pinterest one day. So, that year, I arm knit scarves for EVERYONE. Shortly after that, it occurred to me. If I could knit on my arms, why not my fingers as well? […]

Cuba Day 3

I woke up late, around 9:30, on my second morning in Cuba. I spent awhile lounging in bed, reading on my Kindle, and letting my poor, aching, foot rest. At around 10:30, I emerged from my room and asked my hosts if it would be relatively easy to find a taxi in front of the […]