Love and Dust in Santiago De Cuba
Wish I had stumbled across this site earlier! Met Amaury (rasta) in Santiago in May. He is 39 I am a well preserved 50 year old going on 25!! He has no wife/children, supposedly. Neither have I, fact! Spent a fun romantic week with him, paying for everything of course. Accompanying us, my two female friends and another rasta my friend hooked up with, and later dumped! He was caught bragging about a female lover from Italy or France who was returning to vistit, before my friend and I were due to return. Anyway, I leave to go back for an extended holiday, hopefully learn some Spanish, in 10 days time.
In the time I have been away, just recently Amaury was supposedly in hospital, in instensive care on oxygen. Pains in stomach (he kept getting sick in stomach when he was with me and asked me to take back medication) and fluid on his back according to his sister. Presuming she met lungs!
In the meantime police arrive at his house to investigate him for prostitution. His name showing up on Casa Particular registers with myself, my friends and the other rasta.
My friend did recieve an email out of the blue from the other rasta, saying he had left town, on the run from the police. She has since received anther email not sure if he was still on run, nothing mentioned, or it was about the time the other lover would have probably left to go back to Italy/France. He sounded like he was trying his luck again from what I could translate, she ignored his emails.
So Amaury went from hospital, to police custody, they employed an expensive lawyer and were going to sell the freezer and T.V.
I had offered to send money, but didn't, now I am putting pressure on her, for the lawyers details. I have made out I employed a lawyer my end, who is concerned about my safety and well being when I return, who needs to be in contact with their lawyer.
His sister said that not many people in Cuba have telephones, including the lawyer!! Funny that, they have one! I have also asked for an email address no reply from the sister.
Then he was released, with the help from friends, of their brother. Brother lives in Russia, got political assylum when the wall came down. Anyway I like a challenge and will get to the bottom of things. Meet the lawyer, go to the hospital to personally thank the nurses and doctors for looking after him.
Oh and the latest, Amaury wants to marry me, so he can be free to walk the streets with me, without fear of persecution. Maybe he has just been travelling around the island with another unsuspecting female!
I don't really care as I won't be marrying him and he won't be spending my money!! I wasn't foolish to think he hadn't been with other women just don't like to be taken for a fool! It is what it is! All I wanted was to learn spanish, have some fun and romance without all the dramas!