Travel Blogs from Baracoa
... was an old photo of a ships Captina (ie. a lady Captain), she looked pretty tough. Outside was a massive sculpture of Columbus or as he is known in Spanish - Colon.
We then went off to visit a cocoa farm. On the way we passed the only chocolate factory in Cuba. It was founded by Che - obviously my kinda guy if he likes chocolate.
We were walked around the "farm" (really a demonstration centre) by our guide and his appropriately chocolate ...
... went to Rancho Toa for a pork pig roast that was spectacular. It was nearby on the ocean in a lovely parklike setting with a covered social area. The pig came with a good pork soup, rice and the normal Cuban vegetables and fruit. We were entertained by Banda Tropical who were the best group we've heard - 6 highly trained musicians who have played together for years and travel internationally. We returned to the hotel at 3:00 PM and had time to ...
... were taken 500m away from the river mouth for a short walk up to the swimming hole. James demonstrated much prowess in skipping stones. Aimara was getting right into it never having tried before. Saw them getting ready for a beach picnic which was roasting a pig over hot embers in an overhang in the cliff. Not sure how they were going to light the fire as they had to ask Mitch for his lighter. Also the river is only visited by tourists as Cubans aren't allowed, but ...
... angry at his girlfriend as she apparently did not want to keep the child and had threatened him to come home immediately. He wanted to leave and let us all alone in Baracoa but we told him that we will not accept. In the meantime he could not even take us back to his home town since we had to pass Santiago and they were faced with Cholera. After me having parasites and Sonja vomiting several times we were not really keen on a Cholera-experience. After a big discussion he then ...
... camera-toting, nature and travel junkie's dream! I must have snapped at least a hundred photos of flowers, birds, fruit trees, roosters, etc. We even caught site of Cuba's national bird, the Cuban Trogon or Tecororo, chirping away and nested fairly high in a tree.
Besides the fruit trees and the lovely flower gardens, there was a BEAUTIFUL German Shepherd puppy, named Leal, who caught my attention. (Leal means loyal in Spanish). He spent ...
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