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Ross´s first long bus ride, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Ross´s first long bus ride

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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Today is Ross´s first long-ass bus-ride.  It´s six hours from Havana to Trinidad!  We started our day with coffee at the Plaza Vieja after breakfast at our casa.  The plaza is undergoing a major renovation, and it looks like it might ...

How To Make a Mojito, the Cuban Way, Cienfuegos, Cuba travel blog

How To Make a Mojito, the Cuban Way

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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How To Make a Mojito, the Cuban Way   1) Get a glass from the fridge    2) Place two spoons of sugar    3) Add 30ml of lime juice    4) Stir    5) Add mint    6) Crush the mint and stir    ...

Cuba: Creeps, Cigars, Collectivos and Chaos, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba: Creeps, Cigars, Collectivos and Chaos

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... currency you use as a foreigner equivalent to a US dollar), and how could I forget...CHE, he is absolutely everywhere! So, I have survived Cuba and for a little while there I wasn´t sure if I would. It was tough going, and I am going to say this for ...

1am start, Havana, Cuba travel blog

1am start

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... thing of note on the whole flight was a few men who were pretty sketchy.  They seemed to be in 'business' in Cuba - accoutants, loan agents etc.  with some pretty obvious Brooklyn accents...among others.  When we arrived in Cuba, it was ...

Trinidad, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Trinidad

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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We started our day off a bit later after our night out with Kara and Leigh.  We had breakfast at the casa which consisted of fresh mango juice, papaya and eggs.  We took a leisurely stroll through the plaza and ran into lots of touts who were ...

CUBA! - Life In The Fifties., Havana, Cuba travel blog

CUBA! - Life In The Fifties.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... and hats. The man said he had been to Sydney in 2000 as an athlete and we chatted for quite a while, we asking questions about Cuba and they about Australia. They told us one of the hardest things was to get powdered formula milk for the baby. Milk is ...

"My mojito in la Bodequita"

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... talking to our waiter Judy and he tells us he makes $6 a month/while trying to push $20 meals. but like many things any Cuba it just isn't fair. We decide to make the obligatory stop at La Floridita to have a daiquiri where Hemmingway used to drink but ...

Sendero de Alfombra Magica, Topes de Collantes, Cuba travel blog

Sendero de Alfombra Magica

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Lunch (vegetable soup) before a 1.2 km circular walk along the Sendero de Alfombra Magica through orchid and bamboo gardens with a 50 metre long Cueva del Altar / cave (in one end and out another) which in parts it was a bend down for us taller persons. ...

That's Habana With A 'b'., Havana, Cuba travel blog

That's Habana With A 'b'.

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... , and it was a local bar after all so cheaper drinks. After a while we got on to talking about how difficult it was in Cuba, then the obligatory "I have a hungry baby" started. James did very well in saying we had already had people trying to play us, and ...

Barrio Chino de La Habana ~ Chinatown, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Barrio Chino de La Habana ~ Chinatown

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... to local Chinese business people to promote restaurants. Today most of the action centers on the narrow Calle Cuchillo and its surrounding streets. ...

Boulevard San Rafael, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Boulevard San Rafael

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... and philosophical soirées of the 19th century. San Rafael is the street where lager beer was first dispensed in all of Cuba. The two walkways are connected by what is perhaps the city’s one continuous urban corridor. There, our distinguished ...

Calle Obispo, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Calle Obispo

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... , and the swaying throng of people seems to move in time to the all-pervading live music. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/neighbourhoods-villages/calle-obispo#ixzz3x75zn1O0 These photos were taken in either Calle Obispo or the immediate ...

Orquideario, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Orquideario

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... to the University of Pinar del Río, lives on with guided tours in Spanish or English. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/soroa/sights/parks-gardens/orquideario-soroa#ixzz3wpGArnuP With now more than 25 000 orchid species from different parts of the ...

Going South, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Going South

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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A hellish bus ride later we arrived in Santiago de Cuba as the sun rose.  The hustle and bustle around the bus terminal was crazy but our taxi drive came looking for us and we were away before we new it. Maria who ran the Casa was lovely and let us ...

Bad Hair Day, Topes de Collantes, Cuba travel blog

Bad Hair Day

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... vines, lichens, mosses, ferns and eye-catching epiphytes, are akin to a giant outdoor biology classroom. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/topes-de-collantes#ixzz3x1F5kE1Z It was like a roller coaster with upraised arms and wind in one hair. Bad hair day ...

Underwater @ Cayo Levisa, Cayo Levisa, Cuba travel blog

Underwater @ Cayo Levisa

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... feel like an errant Robinson Crusoe here, you should find time (and space) for plenty of rest and relaxation. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/cayo-levisa#ixzz3x6nTcKK8 ...

Fidel’s Fridge, Las Mercedes, Cuba travel blog

Fidel’s Fridge

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... (positioned here so the injured wouldn't give the camp location away in their agony). http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/gran-parque-nacional-sierra-maestra/sights/landmarks-monuments/comandancia-de-la-plata#ixzz3x1jHkZXG Returning we stopped for another ...

Estatua de Chrusto, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Estatua de Chrusto

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Standing under a tree away from one of the passing showers at 20 metre Estatua de Chrusto, the CUC$6 / US$6 / NZ$9.25 lunch for me was a ham and cheese sandwich and can of local Cola. From here the views back to Havana spread beneath us. Coming in from ...

Revolution Square / Plaza de la Revolution, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Revolution Square / Plaza de la Revolution

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... the words Hasta la Victoria Siempre (Always Toward Victory) emblazoned underneath. In 2009 a similarly designed image of Cuba's other heroic guerrillero, Camilo Cienfuegos, was added on the adjacent telecommunications building. Its wording reads: Vas ...

Malecón, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Malecón

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... plaques around the statue provide a history of García's 30-year struggle for Cuban independence. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/neighbourhoods-villages/av-de-los-presidentes#ixzz3x0mitpq0 A drive along part of the 8 km Malecon with ...

Parque Cespedes ~ Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Parque Cespedes ~ Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... /sights/parks-gardens/parque-cespedes#ixzz3x6a4khFI By Parque Cespedes is Casa de Diego Velazquez the oldest house still standing in Cuba. Looks like something from Shakespeare's time. The oldest house still standing in Cuba, this arresting early colonial ...

Lively street life, music & salsa lessons, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Lively street life, music & salsa lessons

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Then it was free time. I let the photos do the talking: the architecture, the lively street life, the music and salsa lessons going on in Calle Heredia. Walked pass Plaza de Dolares up Calle Aguilera to Plaza de Marte before coming back down the Jose A ...

Santiago de Cuba from up high, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Santiago de Cuba from up high

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... and away from the polluted air far below caused by the countless motorcycles. That plus up here having the 360 degree views of Santiago de Cuba. Pizza for lunch plus a couple of cans of lemonade CUC$9 / US$9 / NZ$14. On the way back to the hotel there ...

San Isidro de los Destiladeros, Iznaga, Cuba travel blog

San Isidro de los Destiladeros

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... , the pastoral fields, royal palms and peeling colonial ruins are timelessly beautiful.  http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/valle-de-los-ingenios#ixzz3x1RAjeXg ...

Sancti Spiritus, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba travel blog

Sancti Spiritus

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... beautified in 2014 to celebrate its 500th anniversary. Visually, at least, it's not far off rivalling Trinidad. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/sancti-spiritus#ixzz3x1SZBEKp   ...

Christmas dinner under a full moon, Camagüey, Cuba travel blog

Christmas dinner under a full moon

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... behind the counter. Same price no matter where one goes. Now well and truly dark when we arrived at our overnight Hotel Isla de Cuba. It is getting darker earlier the further east we travel. Leaving at 8 pm (20:00) to walk to Restaurante 1800 located in ...

Tell me it's not true!, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Tell me it's not true!

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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The whole of Trinidad is in mourning. The world is now a different place, worse for the loss of a great man - our mate, Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin. It was hard to fight back the tears, but I somehow managed. Others weren't so reserved and just ...

Mastercard or Visa?, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Mastercard or Visa?

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... withdraw some more money to well and truly last me for the rest of the trip. Lesson is take at the moment a Visa preloaded money card to Cuba, not Master Card. My Visa card was a credit one and I had not loaded it as a debit card. Let's see how much it ...

Che, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Che

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... , but today its a university town and has little to offer the tourist, so seemed an odd place to remember him...  That evening we hoped back on an overnight bus for a 12 hour ride to Santiago de Cuba - I don't like buses........ :( - JJ ...

Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... 'a, with another room given over to the US-Spanish naval battle that took place in the bay in 1898. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/eastern-cuba/santiago-de-cuba/sights/military/castillo-de-san-pedro-de-la-roca-del-morro#ixzz3x6ZNIOQa We were the only ...

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