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Back One More Time!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Back One More Time!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Just passing through, dropped of the car and 1 night and we were off on the bus the next day to Trinidad. Mireya was great and wanted to express her thoughts for our saving Luna and made us dinner.  It was lovely sitting on her balcony overlooking ...

A STRAY STORY - Chapter 4 - Mas Gorda, Pinar Del Rio, Cuba travel blog

A STRAY STORY - Chapter 4 - Mas Gorda

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... there is so much care & interested.  And I feel privileged to have been moved past the tourist presentation of Cuba and seen behind the curtain at the real people. As a thank you, I presented a few gifts to family, including Barbie ...

Plaza de Armas, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Plaza de Armas

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... the five-star, 27-room Hotel Santa Isabel. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/squares-plazas/plaza-de-armas#ixzz3wvGEcXd9 ...

Calle de los Oficios, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Calle de los Oficios

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... in Cuba, he said. It was not clear what response Erdogan had received to the proposal from the authorities in secular Cuba, a Communist-ruled nation whose population of 11 million people is predominantly Catholic with only a few thousand Muslims. ...

**RECIPE** - Black Bean's and Rice, Cuba, Cuba travel blog

**RECIPE** - Black Bean's and Rice

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No self respecting Cuban would dare serve up dinner without 'Black Beans & Rice'. Mostly to remind myself, as I've not had the opportunity to try out these recipes.  BUT black beans and over white rice has to be on of my favourite dishes since ...

Jincila Cocktail, Topes de Collantes, Cuba travel blog

Jincila Cocktail

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... , for the beauty of the plumage and because it includes the colors of the Cuban flag, the tocororo was declared the national bird of Cuba. It is widely distributed and common. Their length varied in 25—28 cm (10—11''). It is shiny dark green ...

Move aside Tom Cruise, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Move aside Tom Cruise

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... still drips with history as countless old black-and-white photos of past celebrity guests testify. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/hotels/hotel-sevilla#ixzz3xO9Wrtra http://www.hotelsevilla-cuba.com/   By now the afternoon tropical heavy ...

Back to the Big Smoke, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Back to the Big Smoke

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... museum on our last visit so we made our way back into Verdado to visit it.  Turns out it was specifically about the Cuba National Ballet.  Now not being a big follower of ballet I didn't even know Cuba were famous for ballet!  Proved an ...

Revolution Square ~ Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Revolution Square ~ Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Away at 8.30 am (8:30) for a city tour of Santiago de Cuba. Revolution Square with the impressive 23 upright machetes reaching skywards beside Antonio Maceo statue. Plus the morning sun was in the right angle! As with all Cuban cities, Santiago has its ...

Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... 8000-plus tombs, notably the mausoleum of José Martí. Names to look out for include Tomás Estrada Palma (1835–1908), Cuba's now disgraced first president; Emilio Bacardí y Moreau (1844–1922) of the famous rum dynasty; María Grajales, the ...

Moncada Barracks, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Moncada Barracks

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... 26, 1953, when more than 100 revolutionaries led by then little-known Fidel Castro stormed Batista's troops at what was then Cuba's second-most important military garrison. After the Revolution, the barracks, like all others in Cuba, was converted into a ...

SLOW INTERNET IN CUBA, Havana, Cuba travel blog

SLOW INTERNET IN CUBA

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... but we're getting some entries into the blog.  Unfortunately as we leave Havana, so we leave easy internet access. Watch this space!  We'll update as and if we can our adventures in Cuba.  Which is a really cool place. More later, JJ n Lx ...

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

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

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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!!

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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

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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 ...

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