Travel Blogs from Vinales
... that the tractor & trailer is not safe for tourists to ride in. It is however safe enough for locals to get into town every morning for work & other duties.
This is just not fair, if its good enough for them its good enough for us. One of the best things about the less developed countries is, WE make the decision whether it is safe for US not any government hell bent on stripping common sense from its citizens though rigorous prohibition of any ...
... sandwiches. Meeting back at cabbie corner, we were told he’d found 2 more tourists who wanted to join us & it would only be 20CUC return. Cheering! According to us, we’d both won the hagglers battle. We paid 10cuc each & he got 40cuc for the car.
The couple who’d joined the ride were a local Cuban guy & an English girl who had studied in Cuba on exchange & had met her boyfriend at Uni. Returning every couple of ...
... La Gorda, we have to negociate hard to be allowed to dive, since we don't have diving licenses (I don't even mention the fact that it's Guillermo's first time). We have a nice time, but it's not as good as in Varadero (we don't go as deep, there are no caves or faults - at least where we went, and there are many divers on the same spot). And it's slightly more expensive.
Despite bothering the poor girl at the reception, we don't reach the guy in charge of taking us to ...
Recuerdo las noches estrelladas y cómo podía tumbarme divisando el universo mientras me fumaba mi buen puro que nos habían regalado en el cosechero de puros.
Cosas que hice en Viñales:
* Fumar Puros
*Ir a la cueva del indio
*Alquilarme una moto
*Ir a Cayo Jutías
*Escuchar al Jacky Jackarta
*Hacerme coleguita de los del restaurante
*Montar a caballo
*Bañarme en el lago y disfrutar como un enano
... of Vets' in Pinar. A little under-dressed in shorts I was presented to the Chairman and Vice Chairman, who formally greeted me to Pinar Del Rio and wanted to know about what we were doing. It turns out Luna is quite famous in Pinar and is proving an figure-head for animal welfare, which the Institute fully supports. I was even asked to provide photos and a news article for the Institutes bi-monthly news letter!