Travel Blogs from Santa Clara, Cuba

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Roses are red, violets are blue..., Santa Clara - Remedios, Cuba travel blog

Roses are red, violets are blue...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... . Our assessment of the bullet holes from that position? "Probably Guevara." Our assessment of the fasion from that position? Definitely horrific... Santa Clara is Che Guevara town. It's all about Guevara. Wanna see a big fucking statue of Che? Go to ...

Travel by night, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Travel by night

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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We exit the bus depot in Santa Clara into an onslaught of card-carrying, middle-aged women. They´re all hawking their casas or (for the few men) taxi service, and disperse only reluctantly. But our arranged driver, Hermes ("gordo y grande" -- fat and ...

Transported, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Transported

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... look ready for a night on the town. ** Which will last longer? The Castro regime or the nation's autopista? The bus trip from Santa Clara to Havana is akin to a poor vessel in rough seas. We wallow about the three lanes of tarmac, which is intent ...

Daytripper, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Daytripper

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Our return cab drive from Remedios to Santa Clara is literally the difference between night and day. The morning light reveals a rolling countryside of coffee and tobacco plantations. The highway of death from our night time adventure assumes its Dr. ...

Che, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... was quite a monument.  But we were a little non-plussed to why Che was chosen to be commemorated here.  Santa Clara was one of the cities Che liberated, but today its a university town and has little to offer the tourist, so ...

Chasing Che, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Chasing Che

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... All around, there were more and more political signs, plus Che was everywhere with loads of different sayings. It was quite interesting. Santa Clara As we arrived on the outskirts, the memorial loomed large. You could not miss it. A huge statue of ...

Che's Capital, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che's Capital

A travel blog entry by kc2009

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... Guevara won a key battle in the fight for Cuba's freedom.  The ultimate setting for the movie Che 1, which we watched in the Santa Clara Libre Hotel, the setting for the final battle on the film and in reality.  With the bullet holes still exposed on ...

mausoleum-monument-museum....all about Che Guevara, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

mausoleum-monument-museum....all about Che Guevara

A travel blog entry by mtrm

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... Bolívii a na žádost Fidela dovezeno na Kubu a uloženo zde v mauzoleu.  Původně jsme si mysleli, že Santa Clara bude nudné město, kde se jen podíváme na mauzoleum a pojedem pryč. Ve finále nás však velmi ...

Santa Clara and the food carpet, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Santa Clara and the food carpet

A travel blog entry by themooners

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Santa Clara is the happy middle ground between the hustle and bustle of Havana and the tranquil quiet of Trinidad. Santa Clara is Cuba's 5th largest city and home to students from as had away as North Korea. It is also the music capital of Cuba, ...

Feb 14, 2013, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Feb 14, 2013

A travel blog entry by lithobolia

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Che, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che

A travel blog entry by bigfish.al

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No es mala ciutat, però es nota que és un punt clau de la "Revolución" cubana. Monotemàtica en el seu interior, he trobat gent que es plantejava seriosos dubtes sobre la reputació del Ché...entre altres, que tingui només una viuda, doncs es veu ...

Che chewed train, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che chewed train

A travel blog entry by easties

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... and reads Che's book on the art of guerrilla warfare. Off goes Che and with 18 students derails an armaments train at Santa Clara with 400 soldiers on board and grabs enough guns to fight a revolution. Batista takes three days to realise that the game is ...

Cuba Si..!!!!!, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Cuba Si..!!!!!

A travel blog entry by devon_guille

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Here are some scripts regarding the place we visited----Santa Clara was founded by 175 people on July 15th, 1689. One hundred and thirty-eight of them were represented by two large families already living in the area and, therefore, owners of the land ...

Santa Clara, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Santa Clara

A travel blog entry by hasson.yossi

Che and Propaganda Capital of Cuba, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che and Propaganda Capital of Cuba

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... was a nice place and Santa Clara wasn't that big at all. Exploring the Che (and also propaganda) capital of Cuba During Cuba's revolution, Santa Clara became particularly famous for the attack on a armored train of Batista' regime's army that Che Guevara ...

Santa Clara, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Santa Clara

A travel blog entry by hellomellow

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I Santa Clara saa vi paa minnesmonumentet til Che Guevara, der han er gravlagt. Var bare et mellomstopp f0r vi skulle ha en siste dag paa stranda f0r ...

Fireworks!, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Fireworks!

A travel blog entry by chris.wauman

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Met zijn vieren een taxi genomen naar Santa Clara, de stad van Ché. Hier hebben we dan ook zijn graf bezocht, het Monumento Ernesto Ché Guevara. Gebouwd 20 jaar na zijn dood in 1987 en zijn resten (tesamen met 17 collegas uit de guerilla in Bolivia) ...

Che's Land!, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che's Land!

A travel blog entry by muns_sj

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Its a small town well know for being the city that was liberated by Comander Ernesto Che Guevara. This city is where he was buried when they finally found his body over a decade ...

Beers, Rum, Cigars And Cake - The Perfect Birthday, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Beers, Rum, Cigars And Cake - The Perfect Birthday

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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Today was Brendan's 27th birthday and we spent the day doing quintessential Cuban things. We started the day off right with a run out of town, dodging early morning commuters in horse and carts, out to the Che Guevara monument and back to be healthy ...

Santa Clara, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Santa Clara

A travel blog entry by mickandsarah

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... , though you get offered lobster on every street corner! The chickens have nothing to feed on, and so are usually fatty little feckers, so the best bet is pork. Not much else to report on in Santa Clara! Next up .... Trinidad.... and Sarahs ...

It´s all about Che, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

It´s all about Che

A travel blog entry by davidandem

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... Casa do Hospedaje - Hostal Colonial Contact: Sr. Antonio Acosta Castro Maceo # 9 (Altos) e/ Independencia y Cespedes. Santa Clara, 50100 Villa Clara, Cuba. Tel: 222630 Air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms (and fridge). $25 CUC per ...

Che Guevara, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che Guevara

A travel blog entry by senderjung

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Die Stadt mit dem Che Guevara Monument und seiner Grabstätte. 1997 wurde sein Leichnam aus Bolivien hierher überführt (ob es der echte ist bleibt bis heute rätselhaft). Eine Grabkammer, das Monument und ein kleines Museum mit Artefakten aus Ches ...

Cienfuegos Finale!, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Cienfuegos Finale!

A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg

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The Santa Clara experience was both engaging and delightful!!!  Our first "surprise" was attending a performance at the Santa Clara Children's Theater, where we were treated to music, dance, and acting by a terrific group of young performers ranging ...

Che mania, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che mania

A travel blog entry by amber

... Clara speeding down the highway at 130km/h making our way there in 3 hours instead of 5. Nice. Five minutes after arriving in Santa Clara we realised that it was probably the most uninspiring place I had ever visted. Not only was there no place to eat ...

Transvestites, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Transvestites

A travel blog entry by americankluntje

... because everything closes before 12pm as it is Sunday and a small village. Also There was only one bus leaving from Cienfuegos to Santa Clara in the afternoon which meant I would have not been able to see it at all because also the museum closes early ...

Che DH, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che DH

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... (and/or the CIA as claimed by Cuba). The bodies of Che and his fellow rebels in Bolivia were returned to Cuba and are interred in the Santa Clara mausoleum and memorial. After our visit, while I may not agree with his approach, you do come away with a ...

Santa Clara, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Santa Clara

A travel blog entry by davidandclare

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Santa Clara is famous in Cuba for the role that it played in the Cuabn revolution. Che Guevara and a small group of revolutionaries successfully atttacked and destroyed a train here that was carrying weapons and hundreds of soldiers fighting for ...

A Sell Out At The Baseball, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

A Sell Out At The Baseball

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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... bus station from where we caught a bus to Santa Clara (Che town).  The bus was frustratingly slow, stopping 30km outside of Santa Clara for a one hour lunch break where the drivers got a free hot meal and a live music performance while the majority ...

Che Town, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che Town

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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... sat and people watched.  We then returned to our room where we had a quiet rum while planning our remaining time in Cuba.  We are becoming a little frustrated at the lack of control we have in organising our onwards travel and accommodation and ...

Under Construction - City of CHE, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Under Construction - City of CHE

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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Due to slow and very expensive internet in Cuba, these entries are under construction... I hope to fill this big gap once I get home in december. Cuba was difficult to understand, as there as many layers for every aspect: social, political, ...

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