Casa La Gran Familia
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... overlooking the valley where more souvenir hawkers greeted us. They were overshadowed by the handful of starving dogs we saw. We fed them but they were so sick, they hardly ate. At lunch, we met a lovely couple from Australia, Harry and Julie. They are on a 5 week trip which started in Nova Scotia, came down through New York, Washington DC, Mexico City, and Havana. Trouble is, their credit cards are not being accepted in Cuba, ATMs don't work, and the ...
... our own car, we could go anywhere, if we wanted to hike there was infrastructure such as paths and signs, and there were maps available to allow you to go solo.
In came Vinales.
At first it seemed like to be able to do or see anything, once again, it would be a taxi or a tour. But, in a chat with a local tour agent she pointed out a little dirt road leading out of town, told us that if we followed that we'd get down to ...
... there, with nice views. End of story. Mural de la Prehistoria - big wall painting. 3.5-4km from town. We ran here once, and walked past again on our stroll back from Los Aquaticos. Bit of an eyesore really. It's 100m+ high, painted in the 60s or something by a Cuban artist. It's red, blue, yellow and green - very natural and discreet. The walk was nice, but not much shade. We went early and late to avoid the sun. Taxi will go there, of course. Probably not worth going into the actual ...
... which was pregnant). We then venture into the drying barn and met with one of the farmers.
He proudly educated us on the process of cultivating tobacco plants, harvesting, and then drying the leaves while rotating them at different heights in the barn. He showed us what the seeds looked like. Outside, another farmer was making his rounds on an oxen-drawn sled. It made for some great ...
... no chemicals or additives in this cigar!! Needless to say I am not very good at smoking cigars.
Valle de Viņales is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a patchwork rolling green hills, maize crops, yukka crops, sugar cane crops, tobacco crops and craggy mountains, limestone caves and palm trees dotted around the place. It feels like Return to Oz, am I in Kansas?
Viņales is the world’s best place to grow tobacco. ...
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- Pets allowed