Rick Poon

Rick Poon

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photographer / los angeles, ca the flipside @parallel_co
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pretty good as far as three day weekends go.

18 Hours ago
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a fresh start: inspiration from last year's trip to the wild atlantic coast of ireland. where do you want to visit this year?

49 Days ago
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celebrating the new year with a comforting meal of dduk guk (rice cake soup), a korean tradition i can definitely get used to. thank you @verona725 for such a treat!

50 Days ago
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a toast and goodbye to 2017, really looking forward to an exciting new year!

50 Days ago
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wrapping presents, baking cookies, listening to music and winding down on this eve. a very merry christmas to all and wishing you peace and joy this holiday season.

58 Days ago
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sundown at the malecón, the 5 mile long esplanade/seawall which serves as a popular meeting spot for habaneros.

64 Days ago
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one of my favorites from the last morning walk i took. thanks for all the comments and love, i've really enjoyed sharing these moments with you guys! (just a few more i promise)

64 Days ago
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life on compostela, havana vieja

65 Days ago
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a beauty along the main boulevard paseo de martí

66 Days ago
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not the hip weekend farmers market, but an everyday part of life.

66 Days ago
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the texture, grit, and character that is havana. . I had reservations about visiting cuba, given all the recent news about supposed and unfounded attacks on the us embassy, the current administration's tightening policy on travel to cuba, etc. i want to report that none of that affected us in our travels; the country, culture, and people were just as fascinating, warm, and welcoming as i could have imagined. traveling with an established and experienced outfit like @coasttocosta definitely takes the hassle out of negotiating the details and complications of traveling there, and i wouldn't hesitate recommending going that route.

68 Days ago
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patriotic 🇨🇺

68 Days ago
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5:23pm / rush hour / havana vieja

69 Days ago
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8:31am / morning conversations / havana centro

69 Days ago
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post-ride, farm-side happy hour: fresh-squeezed sugarcane juice in citrus cups, spiked with guayabita del pinar, a liquor made a local guava fruit, popular with tobacco farmers in the region. ¡salud!

70 Days ago
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who smoked it better? leonardo, who gave us a demonstration on how to hand roll cigars at his tobacco farm, or 'el jefe', aka andrew of @coasttocosta?

70 Days ago
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riding through lush tobacco farms on horseback. let's just say riding, with a cigar and camera in hand was quite a challenge!

71 Days ago
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the late afternoon light, pastels hues, and quiet town life were definitely my favorite part of walking the streets of trinidad. 👵🏽🚪

71 Days ago
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the future of cuba. i hope they are dreaming of becoming the next generation of doctors, engineers, teachers, and baseball players. this may prove to be a struggle, as a doctor's salary is only $40 (the average cuban salary is about $20-25/month), while in tourism waiters, cabdrivers, and tour guides can make 10 to 20 times as much.

71 Days ago
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coffee break from the midday heat: café bombón (espresso with sweetened condensed milk, very similar to the vietnamese cà phê sữa nóng).

72 Days ago
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snapshots / trinidad

72 Days ago
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sundown in the city

74 Days ago
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one of my favorite meals of the trip, a true farm-to-table feast at an organic farm with spectacular views overlooking the valley of silence in viñales, cuba. besides the amazing home-cooked dishes, they start you off with a refreshing 'anti-stress' cocktail made with yerba buena, mint, basil, anise, and coconut milk (of course, optionally boozed up with rum!)

74 Days ago
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afternoon siestas in order 🐶💤

75 Days ago
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the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and perseverance of the cuban people are quite amazing. this beautifully maintained taxi is a great example. when something breaks or wears out, you don't run to the dealer or auto parts store. you fix everything yourself. remarkable considering these cars have been on the road for over 60 years!

75 Days ago
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everyday scenes in trinidad: backyard beauty salon 😻😺.

75 Days ago
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bougainvillea dreams

76 Days ago
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havana street scenes part 2: keepin' it classy, cuba.

76 Days ago
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color therapy, on the streets of trinidad

76 Days ago
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roadside stops (aka getting gas and taking pee breaks) means grabbing a piña colada for 2 CUC (~$2 USD), where they leave a bottle of rum on the counter and you add as much as you like. me: boozy coladas of course.

76 Days ago
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mojitos in hand and the beach all to ourselves... come on in, the water's nice!

76 Days ago
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we spent a few of our mornings at el café, where owner nelson rodríguez tamayo, inspired by time spent in london, decided to open a cafe back home. tamayo makes some of best coffee in havana, with beans sourced from cuban producers and wonderfully fresh and vibrant dishes like pancakes with fresh fruit and a pulled pork sammie with yucca and greens.

77 Days ago
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morning roll call: taxis pull up on paseo de martí (the main drag of havana), drivers engaging in friendly banter and discussing the daily news before the work day ahead of them.

77 Days ago