Travel Blogs from Vinales, Cuba

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Santa Clara > Vinales, Viñales, Cuba travel blog

Santa Clara > Vinales

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... (rocking chair), sit back on a rustic porch and enjoy a slice of real rural Cuba. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/pinar-del-rio-province/vinales#ixzz3wp7k0N8r It was sunset as we arrived at Vinales and 7 km out of town was our 2 night accommodation ...

Viñales: Guajiro and Karst Country, Viñales, Cuba travel blog

Viñales: Guajiro and Karst Country

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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... their respective signs to advertise that accommodation is on offer. The town has become the third most visited destination in Cuba, after Varadero and Havana. Although tourists transform the main street on a daily basis, we were impressed that the locals ...

Cuba in Mind, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Cuba in Mind

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... , in spite of its problems, that what this country is doing is right. I'm sure we're on the right track.'" -- Cuba cooking personality Nitza Villapol, author of what has been reproduced in English (without permission or payment) as the best-selling The ...

Chickens, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Chickens

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... . Our first premonition involves all the canines. Even in a country where unattractive (but good-natured) mongrels abound, Vinales is extraordinary. "'The dog trots freely in the street' -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti" Julie intones. Other than growling at ...

My best walk in Cuba, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

My best walk in Cuba

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... mud was too hard for Lucy. After sliding around for a few minutes, we bade farewell to Trina who continued solo. Typically for Vinales, we discovered later that day that she's staying right beside us. She came over for a beer that evening, and stayed for ...

Not a happy birthday, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Not a happy birthday

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... from a guy selling them from the roadside, and we all slurp away in silence for a time, watching Cuba passing. Flores drives the highways between Vinales and Havana, between Varadero and Trinidad -- between all the main tourist places -- many times a ...

Tobacco Fields of Pinar del Rio, Pinar del Río, Cuba travel blog

Tobacco Fields of Pinar del Rio

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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... back to Viñales. After much insistence, we paid for the older gentlemen's US$1 fare as a small token of our appreciation for his tutelage on procuring colectivo taxis in rural Cuba, as this would undoubtedly assist in our future exploits.   ...

Cigar or a Pina Colada?, Viñales, Cuba travel blog

Cigar or a Pina Colada?

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... secadero (drying house) in which tobacco leaves are cured from February to May. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/pinar-del-rio-province/vinales/sights/farms-workshops-factories/la-casa-del-veguero#ixzz3wp89FpNs Later a refreshing Piña Colada CUC$2 / ...

Cuba's biggest hotel, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Cuba's biggest hotel

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I realize halfway through our stay in Vinales what makes this village so special. Beyond its obvious stunning geography, Vinales is the worthy recipient of low-cost architecture and a fluke of development. The two hotels in the area are kilometers out ...

Taking a trip up to Pinas Del Rio, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Taking a trip up to Pinas Del Rio

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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11.03.10 The bus trip to Vinales Province was long and interesting. We were the last to be picked up at our hotel so we had to sit apart on the bus as there were no 2 seats together left. Des sat with Andy, who was studying in the US, and I sat with ...

A STRAY STORY - Chapter 2 - A New Lease Of Life, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

A STRAY STORY - Chapter 2 - A New Lease Of Life

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... in the bars and restaurants of Old Habana.  To aid a little creature who could not be long for this world. Returning to Vinales (in a hire car this time), it took nearly half an hour before the small dog - bald from scabbies, bones showing through ...

Double Edged Sword, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Double Edged Sword

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Bright and early we boarded our (French) tour to Vinales, which took 5 hours and involved stopping at a rum factory and a lookout - none of which we were expecting and was highly amusing! Ozviel met us off the bus in Vinales and escorted us home. On route ...

Rum and Cigars - what else?, Pinar del Río, Cuba travel blog

Rum and Cigars - what else?

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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... learning how the cigar comes to be. It is all a very lengthy process. We were told that about 80% of the tobacco grown in Cuba is from Pinar del Rio province. All the cigars made at this factory were hand-rolled. Inside the factory-cum-museum we were not ...

Biking In Cuba, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Biking In Cuba

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... ) in which traditional methods of agriculture (notably tobacco-growing) have survived unchanged for several centuries.   Vinales had been virtually destroyed during by Hurricane Gustav in 2008 but with the help of Venezuela it was rebuilt ...

Some descriptions of the countryside, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Some descriptions of the countryside

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

We pass plowed fields and billboards with military notices. When the sun passes temporarily behind a cloud it is breezy, even a bit chilly. Green banana trees, gray pavement with blotchy brown and black potholes, houses painted cheerily ...

a kubai szivar hazája, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

a kubai szivar hazája

A travel blog entry by asomogyi77

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reggel elindultunk a kubai szivar hazájába, Pinal del Río tartományba. autópályán mentünk, egy nagy busszal, ahol mindannyian elfértünk. így folytattuk az ismerkedést a kubai történelemmel, iparral, mezőgazdasággal, jelen ...

Vinales, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Vinales

A travel blog entry by curioustravel

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... forget it ... I will play it by ear when I get there. I leave Wednesday at 8AM and should arrive around 2:30 or 3 PM in Vinales. I went for a walk and Armando, a local guide, caught up to me as I was walking down the street that led into the ...

Vinales, Cuba, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Vinales, Cuba

A travel blog entry by domkop

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So many more friends!, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

So many more friends!

A travel blog entry by americankluntje

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... , one during and one after uggghhhhhh Anyways! Hasta Pronto!! 6th July – We went a very exciting bus ride through Vinales and stopped at a hotel where you could use the pool as while overlooking the mountains and the countryside. I am attaching ...

Walkin!!, Viñales, Pinar del Río, Cuba travel blog

Walkin!!

A travel blog entry by maille

Well after a late night we had a great massive lunch at 1 then hit the road to see the massive meural, big but the walk and sceenary was as if not more impressive!! Then had the best calimari ever for dinner and more bean soup!! went to bed stuffed and ...

Tabak, Piña Coladas und Strand, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Tabak, Piña Coladas und Strand

A travel blog entry by goni

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Am nächsten Tag wollen wir per Bus nach Viñales. Wir lassen uns vom Bruder der Hausbesitzerin zu der Busstation fahren, er meint kurz bevor wir ankommen, wir sollen dann nicht mit dem Geld wedeln beim Bezahlen. Erst verstehen wir nicht genau, was er ...

Strolling around, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Strolling around

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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The north of ...

Feb 14, 2013, Viñales, Cuba travel blog

Feb 14, 2013

A travel blog entry by lithobolia

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Vinales, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Vinales

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... and the Valle de Vinales. The area is worth more than a day but that was all the time I had left in Cuba. The Valle de Vinales is the main attraction.  It's a valley surrounded by bulbous limestone cliffs.  The whole region was several hundred ...

4 go to Vinales, Cuba, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

4 go to Vinales, Cuba

A travel blog entry by dstean

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... of other people who also had no ticket, also fortunately they spoke fluent spanish so we negotiated a taxi to take all 4 of us to vinales.  however when the taxi arrived it was a little peugeot 206 and it was like the city challenge to get all of us ...

Let The Music Play, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Let The Music Play

A travel blog entry by matt-lewis

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I left Vinales in a collective taxi, which I had arranged the day before, being picked up from the casa. The price was marginally lower than the Viazul bus, and it was supposed to be a couple of hours quicker.  There were a some stops along the way, ...

Feb 13, 2013, Cayo Jutias, Cuba travel blog

Feb 13, 2013

A travel blog entry by lithobolia

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Feb 13, 2013, Viñales, Cuba travel blog

Feb 13, 2013

A travel blog entry by lithobolia

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Viñales, Cuba, Viñales, Cuba travel blog

Viñales, Cuba

A travel blog entry by teamsharry

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... with every type of meat, vege, rice and salad possible. Topped off with their very own cocktail apparently for 'anti-stress' (hardly needed in Cuba!) it was such a lovely meal. I've never been less stressed in my life! Viñales has been a real ...

Vinales Tour, beautyful & touristy, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Vinales Tour, beautyful & touristy

A travel blog entry by nadines2011atwt

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... Atmosphaere kaputt macht. Danach geht es zum Aussichtspunkt des Hotels Los Jazmines, einer der bekanntesten Schauplaetze das Tal von Vinales und voller Touristen. Tal von Viñales Weiter geht die Fahrt ins gruene Tal von Vinales, wir besuchen eines ...

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