Casa Las Golondrinas
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... on time before sunset.
Next, Cienfuegos, a nice quiet town that was once built by Frenchmen. Got some interesting pics on the road there.
We stayed a night at Cienfuegos and checked it out by night-time.
... Mausoleum. We had the opportunity to see a number of photographs and historical pieces from Guevara's life. We then visited the final resting place of Ernesto "Che" Guevara and his companions.
On our way back to the hotel, we made a final stop at the local Ration Store where Cubans go to pick up food and supplies on a monthly basis.
We ended the day with our farewell dinner across the street from the hotel.
Tomorrow, we head back to the States.
... mills once stood at the peak of the Cuban sugar industry. Our guide, Jose, along with one of the guides at the mill, demonstrated the laborious process of pressing the sugar cane to extract the juice. We had the opportunity to drink the sugar cane juice (along with a splash of rum).
Back in Cienfuegos, after a brief rest at our hotel, we walked to a local paladar where we sat by the water and ate our dinner. ...
... over the years. We then walk across the town Plaza to listen to the Cantores de Cienfuegos choral group. This group is made up of men and women who rehearse three hours a day and performed Cuban, Spanish and American songs for us. They sang beautifully. Their rendition of the American folk song, Shenandoah, brought a tear to my eye.
After the concert, we checked into the Hotel Jagua and dined in the hotel.
Our hostess Berta fit right in to the 1950s theme with her pink Capri pants and matching pink scarf on her head. She and husband Alberto got a bit moist of eye when we told them about our time in Mexico. Their son (who has an economics degree - what would that look like in Cuba?) has moved there to pursue business opportunities. We found out from someone else later that Cubans wanting to ...