Pace of place & El Tocororo

There are more ways to get around Cuba then there are hours in a day.

I want to return to go at a different pace… the pace of the guy with the bicycle taxi. I could see riding around in any of these cars which by and large are taxi’s of some kind due to the lack of cars on the island. I want to explore at the pace of the three men, decked out in matching shirts, decide it is a great day to bring in the TV for repair or to save the set or to trade for something even better.

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Dining out with a group of thirty people must be difficult to arrange on all kind of fronts. We were all in one of the large tourist buses as our group was 30 or so people. The driver of the bus had a great view out his window and on the way to El Tocororo for dinner I sat in the front seat. We enjoyed live music at each night’s meal. That doesn’t happen everywhere else on the planet! Melodia Azul is what the CD of music says – the band was great!

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Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett is an author, photographer and filmmaker telling the stories of life, family and community with intimacy, honesty and impact. Pickett is Producer, Director and Camera for the award-winning feature documentary film ‘The Fabulous Ice Age’, about the rise and fall of the great American touring ice shows and one man’s quest to save the history, available on Netflix and Amazon. Her short film, 'Steel // Spirit' premiered at MSPIFF and won certificate of excellence in India. Her award-winning books include Love in the 90s; BB and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995); Faeries; Visions, Voices & Pretty Dresses (Aperture, 2000); Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (WaterBrook, 2004). The recipient of a Jerome and Minnesota State Arts Board grants, three McKnight Foundation Photography fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and a Bush Foundation Fellow, Pickett’s work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.