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Fun & Games @ Havana airport, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Fun & Games @ Havana airport

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... me. This was the second time that I had seen Cuba from the air with the first back in the late 80's when I flew over Cuba from Miami to Kingston, Jamaica. Instead of a 2.00 pm (14:00) touchdown, it was 45 minutes later but considering we left an ...

Valle de los Ingenos & Peninsula de Ancon, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Valle de los Ingenos & Peninsula de Ancon

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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This morning we met up with Leigh & Kara around 9:30 at our usual coffee shop and enjoyed a nice espresso.  We had to haggle quite a bit for a reasonably priced taxi for our day trip, but we got one for 22 CUC.  We went to a former sugar ...

Finally, a moment of calm, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Finally, a moment of calm

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... on this trip -- no early morning flights, no plans to do anything other than slow, easy drifts about the island of Cuba. But Lucy's odd, unidentified illness, which has seen her temperature spike to 40 degrees Celsius since arriving here yesterday, has ...

The long day, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The long day

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I'm awake at 4:30 a.m. I only sleep eight hours typically, so when we settle down with the kids at 8:30 p.m. it means a lot of laying in the predawn, my mind wandering over strange topographies and ideas. By 6:00 or 6:30, I usually give up even trying to ...

Transported, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Transported

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... We wallow about the three lanes of tarmac, which is intent on slowly melting into the gently undulating land about us. Fidel's Cuba has double the freeway's tenure, but the biggest obstacles it faces are evident all about us -- warped roads, crumbling ...

The Cuban Timewarp, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The Cuban Timewarp

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... probably also showing that they have travelled or had the means to obtain such luxuries. The most recent hurricane destroyed half of Cuba's agricultural crops so fruit and vegetables are hard to come by, but Rakhel's daughter did manage to get some fresh ...

Running into people all over the world., Havana, Cuba travel blog

Running into people all over the world.

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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For those of you who have read my other blogs, you know that I'm pretty good at running into random people that I know all over the world.  My favourite has been in Greece when I was walking through the market and ran into two girls that I was going ...

Cuba, Havana Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Cuba

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... He purchased a Nikkon Coolpix L19, a pocket sized digital camera with all the whistles and bells you can get for $120. We flew to Cuba with Lacsa Airlines, with a stop over in San Jose, Costa Rica to change planes. San Jose has a lovely modern airport. It ...

Daytripper, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Daytripper

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... to be Cuban. In fact we seem to be some of the few tourists in this convertible restaurant. We spot a satellite Coppelia's here, Cuba's legendary ice cream experience. Unfortunately, we never make it there, as it looks more easily penetrated than the vast ...

A Stopover in Sancti Spíritus, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba travel blog

A Stopover in Sancti Spíritus

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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... city celebrated its five hundredth birthday and received numerous street art and building beautification projects. One such renovation project was Cuba's eldest church, the sky-blue Iglesia de la Parroquial Mayor del Espíritu Santo, with a stark white ...

Camaguey: The UNESCO Urban Maze, Camagüey, Cuba travel blog

Camaguey: The UNESCO Urban Maze

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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Another miscellany of churches, scattered town plazas with regular state-run shops and cafeterias captures the essence of our two days in Camagüey. As the second day was rainy and we had covered all the interesting sights at least twice, we chilled ...

Slow train coming, Valle de Los Ingenios, Cuba travel blog

Slow train coming

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... Belgium, Germany, France, and our home province (Powell River and the Okanagan). John, from the latter, is in Cuba for a beekeeper conference, working on a business proposal with the government. His progress through various levels of bureaucracy is has ...

Walking tour with Aurelis, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Walking tour with Aurelis

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... us to Revolution Square first and the tour started with a history lesson. On Jan 1st 1959 Fidel Castro took over power in Cuba after the Revolution. Because of failing health, Fidel Castro has now handed over power to his brother Raul Castro who is the ...

Water watching, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Water watching

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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13.03.10 The waves were crashing over the Malecon (Cuba's famous sea wall), when we woke up, so after breakfast I took my camera and photographed it in action. Some cars were being swamped with sea water. As I entered into an area near an old colonial ...

The Lost Day, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The Lost Day

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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A long night. Lucy only yarfs once more after the injection, but my state worsens until I decide to pop Imodium (which I hate, reasoning it's better to get whatever is in my system out than leave it there to percolate). Our whole party is something of a ...

Return to Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Return to Havana

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... hotel for dinner.  Were we ever glad we did! It was by far the best food we had the entire time we were in Cuba.  It was a first-class meal.  The paladar doesn't look like much from the outside (on Humboldt street), but once you go inside, ...

Cuba's biggest hotel, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Cuba's biggest hotel

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... casa -- it's been called Cuba's biggest hotel -- so the convertibles are spread amongst the populace. The result? More Cuba-aware (less touristy) travellers, less financially screwed citizens, virtually no begging (you make better money with a casa) ...

The day that turned around, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

The day that turned around

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... - two anthropologists travelling with their two young children from the states.  They explained the situation with the airlines - Cuba received a few airbuses from Venezuela recently so domestic air travel is nowhere near as sketchy as it once ...

To the south, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

To the south

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... with funds by the Russians, which apparently simply ceases to exist somewhere near the halfway point. The USSR collapse left Cuba in a very bad financial situation indeed, with no funds to complete such mega projects. We pass other relics of the ...

shopping, Havana, Cuba travel blog

shopping

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... me feeling like I´m walking around with ¨Steal my moneybelt¨ printed on my shirt until I adjust. Besides CUCs (pesos convertibles), Cuba has monedad nacional (pesos) which are worth 1/24th the value and are used by Cubans in a parallel economic ...

Sun, surf and tourists, Varadero, Cuba travel blog

Sun, surf and tourists

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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Dubbed as a "must see" and even "the best beach in the world", I naturally pencilled in Varadero to see what all the hoo-haa was about. A few hours from Havana on the luxury tourist bus (in sub-zero conditions) and what seemed like the middle of nowhere ...

A short stay, La Habana, Cuba travel blog

A short stay

A travel blog entry by kris

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... The flight was delayed, cold and boring.. Cuban immigration was polite and a total breeze, I even saw the same thing as peacefrog entering cuba when the girl looked delighted when I asked for a Cuban stamp in my passport.. I had to wait a while for my ...

Will I ever leave Trinidad?, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Will I ever leave Trinidad?

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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What a relief to leave Varadero far, far behind. Having roughly 2hrs sleep under my belt, I staggered to the bus station, jumped on, and then entered "silent tourist mode". You see, as soon as you speak on a bus filled with tourists.. someone's gonna ...

Talkin bout a revolution!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Talkin bout a revolution!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... monument. We met a guy from Holland there and a guy from Cali, it's always interesting to see other American (U.S.,of course) in Cuba..he suggested that we go to Studio Salvador, a Cuban Artist that has had several shows in the U.S. So we tried to buy a ...

to the other end of the island, Santiago de cuba, Cuba travel blog

to the other end of the island

A travel blog entry by kris

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... a Saturday night in Santiago is ment to be hot and kicking. I was and still are unimpressed with the nightlife of Santiago de Cuba.. Apparently there was ment to be music flowing through the streets, maybe in the daytime theres a bit going on to please ...

Regressed to Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Regressed to Cuba

A travel blog entry by kris

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... the return leg which is a cocaine route, so i had my bag wrapped up in cellophane which cost 9 bucks. I arrived back into Cuba and the immigration guy was totally silent and let me through within seconds, this time I hadn't booked any accomodation and ...

Museums/Parks, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Museums/Parks

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Twilight, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Twilight

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... evening, is too hot. I like circular moments in life, but I could be spared Lucy having a fever on the first and last nights in Cuba. If we were staying at Eumelia`s both times as planned I`d say the place was cursed. But as it is, we`ve moved up ...

First steps outside, Havana, Cuba travel blog

First steps outside

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... , and most mornings children intent on their game weave amongst the tourists. Suddenly a bunch of honking comes our way. A bride sitting on the back of a cherry-red 50s convertible waves her immaculate white-gowned way up the street. Welcome to ...

back to the caribbean sea but I never swam, Playa Siboney, Cuba travel blog

back to the caribbean sea but I never swam

A travel blog entry by kris

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... I was pretty bored for the short time I was there.. I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna go back there and stay when I return to Cuba, maybe just for a daytrip and should've checked put a new town like Baracoa instead. I've been checking my calendar and the time ...

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