America

Ports in Cuba and Mexico we called regular with our training ship MV "Johann Gottlieb Fichte". On this ship we spent as trainees nearly one year, a very interesting time. The cuban ports, first of all Havana, or Nuevitas an Matanzas gave me the first impression about tropical landscapes, people and another way of life. The cuban people were very hospitable and full of temperament nevertheless their hard live since the revolution. Apart from the everytimes presence of cops and army a lot of moments set a glance to former way of live, wherever you look for......

Later I sailed to Sorel/Canada for one trip with MV "Calbe" - such a difference and nothing to compare with the ports and the live in Middle-america.