Cuba’s Food Ration System

Each person in Cuba is assigned the same amount of food using the family Libreta de Abastecimiento ("Supplies booklet"). Food rations are not free, but they are subsidized. The libreta ration booklet was introduced in 1962 by Che Guevara, who was at that time the Minister of Economy, as a way of ensuring everyone had … Continue reading Cuba’s Food Ration System

Rethinking Travel Photography

It’s pretty common whilst travelling to think, wow, I am having the BEST time, I had better photograph everything! Photos are a wonderful means of reliving key moments and experiences, augmenting your memories with detail and relived atmosphere. Photos also serve the purpose of documentation or proof: this is my family, cat, holiday, best meal … Continue reading Rethinking Travel Photography

Observations from Shanghai

Here are some of my observations from Shanghai. You can purchase numerous foods on sticks; sausages, a triad of mushrooms, deep fried potato spirals, broccoli branches, fish balls, fried tofu squares and whole small fish among others. Mini marts sell some of these skewer offerings which sit in a soup in a hot deep container. … Continue reading Observations from Shanghai