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Mr Tiki's Wild Ride - Mr Tiki III
nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-10-14 3:27 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-10-14 07:48, AceExplorer wrote:
Old Havana, so envious! Can you share a bit about your travels there, did you speak the language, were you treated well (if you're an American) and was it something you felt pretty comfortable doing?

Yes, Havana is on my near-term bucket list, well before American business re-enters that market.


Ace , Yes, yes,and yes. Very safe and a beautiful country. I expected a large military /police presence. No so anywhere. The average Cubano’s we met are as anxious to learn about Americans as we are to learn about them.We went with a jazz tour group and we are anxious to return as private citizens. Can’t do that yet. Much more info to follow that I will add to my photos once I sort em out. I took over 1200-not all of em usable.
Later,
David Btw, The Trader Vic’s Havana became “Polineso” after Fidel took over.Next trip over I intend to gift Oswaldo (one of the barkeeps) as many spare/duplicate mugs as I can fit into my bags. He currently has a collection of four. he’s a decent fellow and makes some good drinks with very limited ingredients. I highly recommend Polinesio to anyone on this forum. It’s like stepping back into the 50’s.

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Freeland
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Posted: 2015-10-19 09:48 am   Permalink

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On 2015-10-14 15:27, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Quote:

On 2015-10-14 07:48, AceExplorer wrote:
Old Havana, so envious! Can you share a bit about your travels there, did you speak the language, were you treated well (if you're an American) and was it something you felt pretty comfortable doing?

Yes, Havana is on my near-term bucket list, well before American business re-enters that market.


Ace , Yes, yes,and yes. Very safe and a beautiful country. I expected a large military /police presence. No so anywhere. The average Cubano’s we met are as anxious to learn about Americans as we are to learn about them.We went with a jazz tour group and we are anxious to return as private citizens. Can’t do that yet. Much more info to follow that I will add to my photos once I sort em out. I took over 1200-not all of em usable.
Later,
David Btw, The Trader Vic’s Havana became “Polineso” after Fidel took over.Next trip over I intend to gift Oswaldo (one of the barkeeps) as many spare/duplicate mugs as I can fit into my bags. He currently has a collection of four. he’s a decent fellow and makes some good drinks with very limited ingredients. I highly recommend Polinesio to anyone on this forum. It’s like stepping back into the 50’s.

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Thanks for the heads up on Polineso...



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Posted: 2015-10-19 6:09 pm   Permalink

Such a tease!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-10-19 9:05 pm   Permalink


Surprisingly, since El Floridita is a must see for any foreign visitor to Old Havana, The Daiquiri’s served there were delicious


The statue of Hemingway is next to the bar where supposedly Mr. Hemingway's favorite bar stool was located. Of course I took a pic of Mr Tiki on the great writers lap but sadly the shot was way underexposed and unusable.

Next post will show Mr Tiki at Polenesio/Trader Vics Bar. I intend to post pix of polesio in the “locating Tiki” thread.
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Posted: 2015-10-19 9:34 pm   Permalink

Very cool visit, David, now bring on more pictures!

 
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Posted: 2015-10-20 1:42 pm   Permalink


Polinesio was a Trader Vic’s before Fidel made it a state run entity. Except for a lack of a large selection of mugs and ingredients for the traders signature drinks, not much has changed here in the past 50 plus years. I will be posting pix of the entrance and interior in locating tiki. I’ll do my best not to post any previously seen shots.
First drink was a Mai Tai. Osvaldo the bartender said “I have to invent how I present each drink” It was a very tasty 1944 M T served in a rum barrel mug.
Osvaldo, a very cool dude


Round two-more MT’s.

More Mt’s for me and Mr Tiki. Osvaldo made CeCe his “Special”. Don’t recall what it was called but he served it in a very heavy vintage Fogcutter and it was quite tasty. Looks like it’s time to take Mr. Tiki back to his room.


Due to the difficulty in obtaining certain ingredients Osvaldo is making orgeat on his stovetop at home-even making his own labels. Attractive packaging imo. That’s an orange in the pic-quite tasty in spite of it’s very green appearance.

This image is on the glass door to the stairs that lead to the hotel above Polineso. Approx, 2’x16"



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Posted: 2015-10-21 08:15 am   Permalink

Cool pix David, keep'em coming! I added a Havana pushpin to the map on page one and your name to the Mr Tiki alumni list (you may have to hit the refresh button to see them)

 
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Posted: 2015-10-27 7:53 pm   Permalink

Took Mr. Tiki out for a short cruise this afternoon.








 
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Posted: 2015-11-05 10:14 pm   Permalink

Took Mr Tiki toBellflower to check out the revamped Hawaiian Room. See my post under “Locating Tiki”





 
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Posted: 2015-11-06 06:36 am   Permalink

That dude gets AROUND!!!


 
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-11-06 9:03 pm   Permalink

Mr Tiki will be in Bullhead City Tomorrow morn and Maybe Las Vegas Sunday or Monday. Tonight he’s at the big event at La Luz de Jesus and Tiki Ti, all compliments of my brother Joe aka TikiVato

 
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2015-11-07 12:14 am   Permalink

I Picked up Mr.Tiki today from my brother David so I can take Mr.Tiki on a weekend road trip with me. We started off with the Tiki Ti. Mr. Tiki was welcomed by Mike Sr.

Once inside Adrain bought Mr. Tiki a drink.

Tomorrow it's Mr. Tiki and I on a road trip to Bullhead. I will and try to take better pictures.
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