Travel Blogs from Vinales, Cuba

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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 ...

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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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 ...

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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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 ...

Cuba libre cont´d..., Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Cuba libre cont´d...

A travel blog entry by lingo83

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... nbsp; MANGO.  It was very exciting for Rach and I as we´d not eaten fresh fruit for some time, plus the mangos in Cuba fantastic.  I don´t eat mango too much at home because it is quite pricey and usually they aren´t that flash, but in ...

Viñales, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Viñales

A travel blog entry by flitterjahr

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Etwa 4 Stunden Busfahrt bringen uns auf direktem Wege hinaus aus Havanna in Richtung Westen nach Viñales, einem der beliebtesten Orte fuer Touristen auf dieser Seite der Insel. Und wir sehen schnell warum. Er ist klein, total entspannt und gelegen ...

Cigars and horses, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Cigars and horses

A travel blog entry by janicksbrown

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We had the day outside of vinales, massive limestone mountains and caves everywhere. We went on a horse ride to see their tobacco farm and a cave. Luckily had 3 Italians along as they could speak English so translated everything. Taken to coffee ...

Lunch near La Palma, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Lunch near La Palma

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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... out my hair. I breathed in the sweet, fresh air and was struck by the view below me. Spread out below was the valley of Vinales, bathed in the soft light of morning. I must have this thing for sunrises, I find them so much more refreshing than sunsets. ...

The bicycle tour begins, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

The bicycle tour begins

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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... Paul. We turned out to be a great group, everybody got along well together.  Our first night we stayed outside of Vinales, at a small place called Aguas Claras. Our rooms were small cabin-type houses, and apparently dad and I lucked out because we ...

Viñales - The Ha Long of Cuba?, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Viñales - The Ha Long of Cuba?

A travel blog entry by cookcorn

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... are sent out to countries like Venezuela, with a more than doubled salary for the doctor themselves as an incentive whilst Cuba receives a much higher amount of money for providing the medical help. Understandably so, our host was rather bitter about the ...

Vignales, Vignales, Cuba travel blog

Vignales

A travel blog entry by davidandclare

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Vignales is one of the nicest places we viasited in Cuba. It is a small town, set in a region of tobacco plantations and mountains. We spent one day visiting the island of Cayo Levisa, swimming in the sea, lazing on the beach and renting sea kayaks and ...

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