Friday, November 14, 2008

Who Lives Here?

There are more than a lot of beautiful homes here on Isla. Can you guess the nationality of the owners of these homes? Answers at the bottom, but no peeking!



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A is owned by Cubans



B, C and D are owned by Mexicans

10 comments:

Jackie said...

I have seen the Shell House a couple of times on older Amazing Homes on HGTV. The owner was interviewed and conducted the tour of the home. This was before the little addition was built. It is an interesting home but and has been a vacation rental for the last couple of years as I am sure you know.

Amy said...

Is the picture of the first home just up the road on the left side from Villa Rolandi? If so, my husband and I loved this home and would have died to see what the front of the house looked like with it's view of the water and Cancun skyline....where are the other homes located?

Amy

Gary Denness said...

I would have said Mexican for A because it is quite angular. American for B, because it has something of Florida or Beverley Hills about it. A Spaniard for the Gaudi looking C, and a Thai for D. And I'd have been wrong in every case!

Jonna said...

Good point Wayne. Too often visitors down here see spectacular homes and assume they belong to foreigners. It always rather irritates me, the presumption.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing .... that the first place is along the road down Sac Baho .... it's a great place, and, when the embargo is lifted (soon), I expect the owners will let all us Gringos just swarm all over the place and stay as long as we want ..... makes sense, yes ...??

I mean, just look at all the economic bennies that'll be inundating Cuba Libre....


The Original Robert

Babs said...

I want to live in C or D as long as it is near the water......

Steve Cotton said...

Wayne -- Is the "shell house" C? I will take it.

Islagringo said...

jackie: I saw the same program years ago. In fact I still have it on a VCR tape. I think it is a bit overrated. It was built for the structure, not its' liveablility.

amy: bingo! you are correct. You should see it from the oceanside. Gorgeous.

gary: even though you were wrong, I like your analysis of them.

jonna: you win the prize! if I were offering one! That is exactly why I did this post.

the o robert: I doubt that we would ever get to see inside this house. They even have armed guards who patrol the grounds. I think there is a lot more to this house than I can openly say.

babs: C is just up the road around the corner from the house you were thinking of renting. You can see the water from it but that's all. D is facing the inner lagoon and I would guess that it is smelly and full of mosquitoes.

steve: C is the famous Shell House. Remember though, beauty is only skin deep. I doubt that you would like the inside.

Anonymous said...

you think if i offer to make them a flan the cubans will let me in? i'm going to miami for 2 weeks during the holidays. can't wait to eat all that cuban food and pastries. my favorite are the pastelitos, which in mexican spanish would mean little cakes, but in cuban spanish they are, well, too hard to describe. they come in different shapes, are very flaky and are filled with an assortment of fruits or meats- oh, my mouth is watering just thinking about them.

have a nice week!

teresa from lake stevens

Islagringo said...

teresa: Have a great time in Cuba. I have heard that Americans can only visit Havana, nowhere else. True?? As far as the flan, I don't think it would do any good. You have to get past those armed guards first!