Thursday, June 17, 2010

Havana, Cuba ~ The Giant at Bar Monserrate

I am 6 feet tall, shoe size 11. I look petite next to this huge guy who is a waiter at our favorite watering hole "El Monserrate". He told me he used to be a Cuban Boxing Champion. I assume he is undefeated. Must go for great music, strong cocktails and the worst Pizza in the world.

1 comment:

Norgo said...

Hi Ulla,

We were just there last week, and were also amazed at the grandeur of this man, but a very nice man!

"Alexis Rubalcaba (born September 9, 1972) is a retired boxer from Cuba, who competed in the Super Heavyweight division. He twice represented his native country at the Summer Olympics: in 1996 and 2000. One of his biggest achievements in amateur boxing was winning the gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada. Two years earlier, at the 1997 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Budapest, Hungary, he won a silver medal."