The pirate vibes that Cuba kept giving me built up a crazy excitement for this beer simply because it was called Bucanero and had a pirate on the can. Boy was I being misled.
I just got back from an eight day, seven night trip to Cuba with my friend Ian. The purpose of the trip was to explore the vintage 1950s feel of the nation before any large American corporations get their grubby paws in the door, but we also had plenty of time to sample the cervezas nacional y bebidas nacional.
I have returned to Vernon for the rest of the summer; awaiting me was my first piece of Pubs and Alcohol themed Mail Art from a stranger!
Back in July I announced the commencement of a “Pubs & Alcohol” themed Mail Art exhibit on my blog. Alas I have received very little in the way of submissions, and until now I have forgotten to post what I did receive.
Here is the first item I received, a beer label collage postcard sent by my sister when she was in Nicaragua in November.
A few months ago I wrote about my Tex-Mex Adventure with Ian. You know, that time we found an empty record sleeve for Tres Hombres in Victoria, became quite hungry, and tried to find a meal that looked like the gatefold photo. That time. Anyways, this time we did the Tres Hombres meal properly, all on our own, in Vernon.
The other day I went downtown to buy a ticket for tonight’s Kaiser Chiefs concert in Victoria. Ian came with me, and after my successful purchase, we went browsing at the Salvation Army. To my utter delight I spied a copy of ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres mixed in amongst all the Zamfir, Barbara Streisand, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music etc. on the vinyl shelf. Pulling it out however proved it was too good to be true; the sleeve was in decent shape, but the record was missing. Nevertheless, Tres Hombres is home to one of the most delicious looking photographs of food that you will ever see, so I bought it based on it’s worthiness as a wall ornament. Looking at it made us hungry though, and so our afternoon now had a new quest: find Mexican food in Victoria that looked like the photograph.