Today i woke up with the urge of sitting on James Hetfield’s lap.. more than usual.

Working at La Bodeguita del Medio - Making Mojitos! - HAVANA CLUB GAP YEAR

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Mi experiencia en  La Bodeguita

Al siguiente día de haber trabajado en El Floridita, llegué a la Bodeguita del Medio. Un poco más tranquilo, pero con la expectativa de lo que iba a tener que hacer ese día: Mojitos!

The next day after working at El Floridita, I started at La Bodeguita del Medio. A little more calm but with some expectation of what I was going to have to do that day: Mojitos!

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Me recibió Pedro Tejeda, un sommelier con muchos años de experiencia, amablemente empezó a mostrarme su lugar de trabajo y me dijo que yo había llegado en el momento indicado, porque ese día les faltaba una persona en el bar. Otra vez me asusté, iba a tener que reemplazar a alguien, a un experto; sin embargo, empecé a escuchar atentamente todas las indicaciones.

Pedro Tejeda received me, he is a very experienced sommelier. He kindly showed me his workplace and told me I had arrived at the right moment, because there was someone absent from the bar that day. I got nervous again, I had to replace somebody, an expert; however, I started to listen carefully to all the instructions.  

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Llegó el momento de enfrentarme a la preparación de los mojitos sin ninguna ayuda, simplemente sonreía a los clientes y torpemente tomaba los diferentes ingredientes, siguiendo al pie de la letra la receta del mojito que Pedro acababa de explicarme.

It was time to face the Mojito making without any help. I just smiled awkwardly to customers taking the different ingredients at the same time and following step by step the Mojito recipe that Pedro had just explained to me.

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Seguía entrando mucha gente, yo seguía haciendo mojitos sin parar. La barra estaba llena, los clientes empezaron a presentarse con sus vecinos de barra, seguían entrando pedidos, yo seguía haciendo mojitos mientras mi otro compañero de barra tenía otras ocupaciones.

A lot of people kept coming in and I continued to make Mojitos without stopping. The bar was full, customers began to introduce them selves to all neighboring people, orders kept coming in and I kept making Mojitos while my coworker had other occupations at the bar. 

La gente empezó a bailar con la banda que toca en vivo todos los días; de repente se formó una fiesta al frente mío, empecé a bailar mientras hacía mojitos, me sentí cómodo, aplaudía al ritmo de la música, como si llevara mucho tiempo haciendo ese trabajo. La bodeguita me contagió una alegría inexplicable, me llenó de energía.

People started dancing on the music of the live band that plays every day; suddenly there was a party going on just in front of me so I started to dancing while I making Mojitos, I felt comfortable, I clapped at the beat of the music as if I had done this work for years. La Bodeguita spread an explainable joy into me, it filled me up of its energy. 

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Al final, mis compañeros de trabajo me dijeron que eso era lo que se sentía ser cubano. Pues lo sentí. Quiero regresar.

At the end, my colleagues told me that this is feeling is what it feels to be Cuban. I felt it. I want to go back.

- Julián -

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH

LA BODEGUITAAAAAAAAAAA

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  3. Red Samsung wb100 16.2 MP camera. Perfect condition. (comes with sd card and case)
  4. White, red, blue Pokemon iPhone 4/4s cases.
  5. Purple/blue hard cover iPhone 4/4s case.
  6. Plugs not drugs tshirt. (M) in boys.
  7. We Came as Romans tshirt. (S) in girls.
  8. We Came as Romans tshirt. (S) in boys.
  9. Pokemon tank top. (M) in boys.
  10. Black carhartt beanie. 
  11. The Wonder Years banner/flag. 
  12. The Story so Far banner/flag.
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