Travel Blogs from Cuba

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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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... difficult leaving knowing we wouldn't see Luna or the family again for months. Liz has phoned every day (at least until we leave Cuba) and we are in constant contact about the necessaries of getting Luna to the UK. Next stage is getting past the rabies ...

Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Plaza de San Francisco de Asis

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... is eminent French sculptor Etienne modern bronze artwork "La Conversación". This surrealistic treasure is among the most photographed in Cuba. Lonja de Comercio is a prominent historic edifice was designed by Tomás Mur and José Toraya, and constructed ...

Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Plaza Vieja

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... nectar in a tall plastic tube drawn from a tap at the bottom. There's also an outside grill. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/entertainment-nightlife/other/la-factoria-plaza-vieja#ixzz3xO3Hj3iM At the other end was a popular ice cream ...

Bay of Pigs - Museo de Playa Girón, Playa Girón, Cuba travel blog

Bay of Pigs - Museo de Playa Girón

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... as Invasión de Playa Girón (or Invasión de Bahía de Cochinos or Batalla de Girón), was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961. A counter-revolutionary military, trained and ...

Cienfuegos Macelon sunset, Punta Gorda, Cuba travel blog

Cienfuegos Macelon sunset

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Then away with a drive along the Macelon (Punta Gorda) and seeing the sun set. Just pure luck with the sunset photos especially the 2 of the Macelon sea wall as it was from a moving bus. It was well and truly dark when we got to the Havanatur office ...

Camaguey, Camagüey, Cuba travel blog

Camaguey

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... frescoes and the hallowed font where patriotic hero Ignacio Agramonte was baptized in 1841. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/camaguey/sights/religious/iglesia-de-nuestra-senora-de-la-soledad#ixzz3xlbREw4t ...

Bartolome Maso > Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Bartolome Maso > Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... the south-eastern area of the island, some 870 km (540 mi) south-east of the Cuban capital of Havana. Historically Santiago de Cuba has long been the second most important city on the island after Havana, and still remains the second largest. It is on a ...

Fiesta!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Fiesta!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... out into the the Havana Feista, we stumbled on Los Van Van playing at the Casa de la Musica - result!  One thing Cuba is definitely good for is live music! Other highlights were catching a concert during the end of the Havana Tango Festival; riding ...

Cocktail, Cigar, Dancing & Singing, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Cocktail, Cigar, Dancing & Singing

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... not unusual for the canchánchara -inebriated crowd to break into spontaneous dancing. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/central-cuba/trinidad/entertainment-nightlife/other/taberna-la-canchanchara#ixzz3x18RCSZa Did any of us break into spontaneous dancing? ...

Chickens up a tree, dogs barking & cats wandering, Topes de Collantes, Cuba travel blog

Chickens up a tree, dogs barking & cats wandering

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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After a late lunch of pizza, well ham and cheese on a bread base. It was a there and back 6 km walk before darkness set in at 6 pm with not much time for those who wanted a cold yet refreshing swim at the Poza del Venado pool, 500 metres below the 32 ...

Last walk along the Malecón, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Last walk along the Malecón

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... you can walk right down the middle of the empty thoroughfare and get very wet. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/neighbourhoods-villages/malecon#ixzz3x6wUYcd7 ...

Museo del Chocolate, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Museo del Chocolate

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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At the Rafael San Juan's Primavera sculpture, right up Av de Italia and left into Trocadero before continuing my way towards Paseo de Marti (Prado). This whole Centro Habana area that I walked through looks so dilapidated yet no doubt so full of life. ...

Salsa!!, Baracoa, Cuba travel blog

Salsa!!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... and met some of the guys from the dance group and had a few drinks. It was unfortunate that previous experiences with Shisters in Cuba had tarred our view of getting to know people.  It turned out we were amongst a very genuine group of people but I ...

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

Cigar or a Pina Colada?

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Fully functional 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 ...

Cueva del Indio, Cueva Del Indio, Cuba travel blog

Cueva del Indio

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... in 1920. Motor boats now ply the underground river through the electrically lit cave. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/parque-nacional-vinales/sights/natural-landmarks/cueva-del-indio#ixzz3x6q7AHxu After this extra activity, meant that it was just 30 ...

Double Edged Sword, Vinales, Cuba travel blog

Double Edged Sword

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... to the same cafe to wait for the bus. Again there she was, again we fed her and she was so glad of the human attention. Liz was in tears getting on the bus. So for all the beauty, the rougher-side of Cuba was more clearly visible to us.   - James ...

Comandante Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Santa Clara, Cuba travel blog

Comandante Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... that spans both sides of the carretera, guarded by a bronze statue of El Che. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/central-cuba/santa-clara/sights/landmarks-monuments/monumento-ernesto-che-guevara#ixzz3wp6M9Hhf   ...

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 ...

Cuba, remembered, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba, remembered

A travel blog entry by haveyouseenher

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... afternoon with Mary in her little yellow bubble taxi cab, me trying to translate for Erica everything she was telling us about Cuba, Castro, life, men, her boyfriend, what Cubans think of Americans, about her father, her son, everything. She took us to ...

Hostels are a far away memory...., Cayo Coco, Cuba travel blog

Hostels are a far away memory....

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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5* Resort in Cayo ...

Cuba Libre!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba Libre!

A travel blog entry by hjalmar

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... allerede i 9-tiden paa kvelden. Dagen etter hadde jeg store forhaapninger om aa faa tak i en slags reisebok-guide ala lonely planet over Cuba, slik at jeg kunne vite litt om hva aa gjoere og ting i den duren. Det skulle vise seg at man ikke selger ...

Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana

A travel blog entry by reynesodermatt

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Taking advantage of the jetlag, we started early into the day. On the way to Havana Vieja we had breakfast from a hole in the wall to get ready for a long day of walking. We started with the Plaza de la Catedral. For both of us this was the highlight of ...

I'm leaving! .. nope, i'm staying... havana libre!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

I'm leaving! .. nope, i'm staying... havana libre!

A travel blog entry by rubyfunk

... that the queue was a hundred people long and they had only just started check in!! aaargghh!! And so off I went eventually, from Cuba to Mexico, transit for three hours but South Africans in transit in Mexico are perceived as dodgy as dog poo so I ...

Steps and hitchhiking, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Steps and hitchhiking

A travel blog entry by americankluntje

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... we were the only ones sitting outside because it started to rain and Cubans really do not like the rain. But anyway – here in Cuba I have realized that there can be lightning for hours but hardly any thunder and only a little or no rain at all. For ...

First glimpse of the Gulf, Cayo Jutias, Cuba travel blog

First glimpse of the Gulf

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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... in our tour bus I didn't have the same sense of connection I might have had if we were backpacking or hitchhiking through Cuba, at least we were there breathing the same dirt and seeing the smiling/confused/frowning/laughing faces of the people who call ...

Too many impressions..., Havana, Cuba travel blog

Too many impressions...

A travel blog entry by krox

... to a third place tomorrow morning to be confirmed for travel that day, or be told to wait a few more days for a space!!!! Cuba isn't the best place for last minute travels apparently. Back at the hotel, my local travel agent here (who is an ...

Beautiful fish.. and Deutschlaaaand!!, Cienfuegos, Cuba travel blog

Beautiful fish.. and Deutschlaaaand!!

A travel blog entry by americankluntje

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... the police would not like seeing me sit on it I got up quickly. The person that told me this actually thought that I was from Cuba (there are lots of people with different skin colours in Cuba so not too far fetched) but when I told him I was a tourist ...

Feb 10, 2013, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Feb 10, 2013

A travel blog entry by lithobolia

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The Forbidden Island, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The Forbidden Island

A travel blog entry by themooners

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... busted and poor. We have no where to stay and we barely speak the language. Taken as a whole, it was intimidating. In Cuba you have 2 options on places to stay. Tourist hotels/resorts or in 'Casa Particulares'. Casa particulares are rooms that the locals ...

04/08/07, Havana, Cuba travel blog

04/08/07

A travel blog entry by asiqueira08

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Despertador marcado para as 08:00. Não adiantou, dormimos até às 10:00 quando do corredor gritaram: "Camarera!". Saímos sem tomar café e pegamos um táxi rumo à Habana Vieja, ou Havana velha. O taxista nos deixou próximo à Plaza de la Catedral, ...

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