Were the Vandals and the Pariahs really as bad as we’ve turned them into?
The Vandals, who hailed from the Danube area of Central Europe have been blackened by history.
But were these well-dressed military men really any more destructive than the others who invaded Classic Rome?
While the Pariahs used to beat the drum from which they got their name and had magical powers before things turned.
All of which ramblings brings me onto how modern outcast states can be pilloried by being tagged a pariah state.
Mind you, while a country can be rubbished with this mantle there can also be retribution.
And in these crazy days the British Government has given the thumbs-up to Cuba in its latest national profiling exercise.
Otherwise known as the exempt list.
Now like us all I have my preconceptions of Cuba, their Fifties classic cars, rumba, cigars and Castro.
And with my projected next destinations, the Czech Republic and Switzerland (doncha just know it?) now made pariah states by the UK it’s time for a rethink.
I’m reminded too that I have got close to Havana in that I visited San Cristobal de La Laguna in Tenerife on which Havana was based.
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So Cuba, I’m swaying my hips here… quiero bailar la salsa.
Now are you listening out there?