Travel Blogs from Cuba

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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

In La Habana with Family, Habana, Cuba travel blog

In La Habana with Family

A travel blog entry by rachi.marianna

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Havana Finale....viva, Havana!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana Finale....viva, Havana!

A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg

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... daughter became a nun for a time. The paradox was so typically Cuban.  You must visit to understand that statement!  Cuba is so ethnically and spiritually diverse!  Cuba may be divided by color and class, but NOT by religion!  Just ...

Havana with Belkis, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana with Belkis

A travel blog entry by dstean

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... , hot or not.) I have decided to take my first diversion from my planned itinery so effectively have only 1 more night in Cuba.  I will move to the Casa where Tom and Ben have been staying, since it comes highly recommended being run by the ...

The good, the bad, and the ugly, El Ranchito, Dominican Republic travel blog

The good, the bad, and the ugly

A travel blog entry by margaretkirlin

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Hi everyone! It has been quite a while since I have posted so I will do my best to catch up on what has been going on. It is hard to believe that I am in my last week of community training. On Monday, I will be receiving my assignment and find out ...

Trinidad, just a man and his pig, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Trinidad, just a man and his pig

A travel blog entry by themooners

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When things go pear shaped in Cuba one just shakes their head and says "well, this is Cuba". We got a taste of this at the bus station while trying to hop a bus for Trinidad. We were told the bus was full and we would need to get a taxi. The taxi would ...

Commissioni in citta', Havana, Cuba travel blog

Commissioni in citta'

A travel blog entry by alessandrodegiu

Passiamo la giornata a fare commissioni, cerchiamo gli autobus per partire, compiamo le schede per l'accesso ad Internet, testiamo le carte di credito per vedere quali funzionano e quali no. Vediamo anche la gloriosa ed immensa piazza della Revolucion e ...

Cienfuegos - Refinery, Cienfuegos, Cuba travel blog

Cienfuegos - Refinery

A travel blog entry by nigeljbennett

May 27     Visit to Cienfuegos refinery.  Dylan, Rogelio and his local guy Hennessy visited the Cienfuegos refinery where they also had been using our equipment full time since 2008 in their API separators to remove surface oil and ...

Cienfuegos sea side town, Cienfuegos, Cuba travel blog

Cienfuegos sea side town

A travel blog entry by nigeljbennett

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... rooms are all air conditioned for sleeping.  We would highly recommend this spot for travelers that wish to experience the "real" Cuba and live with a local family. Cienfuegos is a nice town,  it has the longest boulevard in Cuba and the center ...

en la casa de las dos hermanas, Baracoa, Cuba travel blog

en la casa de las dos hermanas

A travel blog entry by rubyfunk

... lots to the two sisters. The younger one is married to an Italian and both of them have very strong and interesting views about Cuba. I think this was also one of my favorite things in Cuba, not only in Baracoa but in Havana too, the chance to really ...

Socialism etiquette, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Socialism etiquette

A travel blog entry by ayc17

... .org/gallery/14brib5sm/ Photos: Peru http://postimg.org/gallery/25n7drpkk/  Photos: Colombia  http://postimg.org/gallery/17twbipek/  Photos: Panama http://postimg.org/gallery/30a0kn722/ Photos: Cuba ...

Crazy diving!, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba travel blog

Crazy diving!

A travel blog entry by krox

What a crazy day! The dive centre picked us up outside the hotel in the morning. There are a lot of divers here. A large group from Germany and a few older guys from Spain, a couple from France, one solo traveller from Switzerland and ...

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 ...

Your wife has a long nose, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Your wife has a long nose

A travel blog entry by easties

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Final Cuba Libre and farewell to Rach, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Final Cuba Libre and farewell to Rach

A travel blog entry by lingo83

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... though, the ones who only stay in resorts and never even realise they're in a Spanish speaking country.  But I guess Cuba tourism encourages it by only allowing travellers to go to certain places, or at least making it very difficult to do anything ...

Old Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Old Havana

A travel blog entry by krox

... , but they'll do for now... The flight went fine, but the steaming up the cabin before take off part, was true. In Cuba there was a line for everything and everything from picking up luggage to clearing customs went at a very slow pace. I think it ...

Trinidad, Cuba, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Trinidad, Cuba

A travel blog entry by teamsharry

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... as the evening progressed. We had an amazing dinner at San Jose's and as the mojitos continued to be served we soon realised that in Cuba if you want more rum in your drink, you only have to ask and they are more than happy to keep topping up your drink ...

Entrenamiento, Matanzas, Dominican Republic travel blog

Entrenamiento

A travel blog entry by jbires

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I am wrapping up my 5 weeks of training in Matancitas and will be heading back to the capital to tie up any loose ends before finally being inducted in as a volunteer and moving to my new home for the next two years. My time here has flown by. I ...

Last day at sea!, Caribbean Sea, Cuba travel blog

Last day at sea!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime

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Day 16 Temperature: 28 Celsius Weather:   Partly cloudy skies It's amazing what a change in weather can do to a person!  This morning when I got out of bed, I felt much better!   I felt terrific!   I felt on top of ...

Dancing the night away, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Dancing the night away

A travel blog entry by brendadekater

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Hey everyone, This is just going to be a short update.. But I hope you guys enjoy the reading! haha Anyway, this past weekend me and Martina decided to discover other parts of Havana and therefore we went to Havana Vieja on saturday.. it was really ...

My Tranquil Mountain Village, El Ranchito, Dominican Republic travel blog

My Tranquil Mountain Village

A travel blog entry by margaretkirlin

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Hi All! Here I am in my new training site, so I thought I would give an update on my life here in the DR. I have been in El Ranchito, a small village of about 800 people, for two weeks. It is up a mountain from Santiago, the second largest city in ...

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