Alba Hostal - Casa Particular

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Che DH

A travel blog entry by tdv95


... line-height: normal;">Che DH (where the 'D' stands for Dangerous) is a big fan and I somewhat concerned that we're only a few more third world countries away from her own insurrections in favour of the oppressed (in her case it will be as the saviour of the street dogs- which have to be the most abused of critters in many countries). I suspect a few cockfighting arenas will be burned in the process (Cuba has both and it's got her agitated and she's ...

The adventure begins...

A travel blog entry by claireandtim


... for directions and understood almost nothing of what they said.

In my wanderings, I was accosted by a strange little man who was obviously trying a scam I saw on some of the travel websites : he would give me two "Che's" (a 3 peso note which has a picture of Che Guevara on it) for 1 CUC. I kept saying "no comprenez" (although I did) and he kept asking me how much money I had in my bag (as if I would tell him that). He wouldn't leave ...

Meanwhile, Back in Santa Clara ...

A travel blog entry by richardvanleeuw


The cleaner, who was also a relative of our Spanish host, had a degree in English. He helped us to arrange the storage of our luggage at the casa particular while we toured the town and a new guest moved in. The first on our list was to tour the cigar factory. We found it, but we forgot that in a socialist country, the government runs everything so we were not able to get in because we didn't have a ticket. And one got tickets from a travel agent, not at the factory. ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... a canal system appearing. Some nodding off, still 'down a quart' re sleep. The rice grown locally has been adapted for local conditions.

At 1548 saw the Sierra Maestra mountains, the highest in Cuba. Into Yara at 1556 where our bus driver made his second wrong turn of the day. Some rice planting was taking places in rural fields. In 1990, religion was accepted by Castro [for his own uses]. Into Bartolome Maso at 1602. Another mother and child were given a ...

Stinky Cheese in Santa Clara

A travel blog entry by tmm


... my all time fave) and were whining about how tired we were.

Original plan: Get into Varadero on November 13 and head to our pre-booked casa particular for our five nights of fun.

What changed: The flight loads to Varadero on Saturday pretty much sold out, so we had to make some adjustments and (sigh) go out a day early and into Santa Clara instead. (I know, tough life right?) We figured we'd get into Santa Clara and hop onto the 4 hour bus into Havana. ...

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