Casa de Mery y Tania
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... all over the fort rusting away with time. A beautiful and intricate structure with lots of historical information displayed throughout the fort. Unfortunately, most of the information are printed on labels in Spanish so it makes it hard to understand without an English speaking tour guide.
Some of us from the group had already retired to a nearby restaurant just outside the fort to which we all sat in at the end to have some dinner. The sunset ...
... I visited with a helpful local was hospital santa anna where Fidel and his troops were treated for wounds during the revolution and tried before being sent to an island. Later a lunch at La Terrazza (a lot of cutlets) and a Cucurucho ( a sweet made with coconut and other sweet things in a banana leaf, traditional of nearby Baracoa). After a brief siesta, it turned out that a dance festival I read about in England already - ...
... boat. As a result, it's got a bit a small seaside town / fishing village vibe. You know you're off to a good start when you get taken to your homestay and and given a cooked breakfast complete with fresh fruits and the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted. The region is renowned for its chocolate, but more on that later. So we did a bit of a 'city' walking tour. Baracoa was actually the first place in Cuba to be settled by the Spanish.The buildings appear generally to be pretty ...
... luckier we are right on the road with our number 1 pick of a Casa and found it right away, the Casa is full, but we got a place 8 houses away, near the famous padre pico steps and more quiet and with an exceptional view over Tivoli: the french-haitian part of town from the early 1800s.
Now Tivoli is famous for its steep roads, which we discovered fairly soon when you want to walk around
... to the ship.
Having visited Santiago de Cuba before and been on several tours we didn't feel we had missed out but were just a little disappointed that the constant pestering did rather spoil our day.
So a relaxing afternoon on deck and then an early dinner this evening as we are going to see the famous Tropicana Show which will be full of wonderful dancers in their colourful costumes and lots of fantastic music.
Our second time to see the Tropicana Show, the ...