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The taxi driver dropped me off at the wrong address, but after assistance from a couple of locals I found Casa Valdez - a reasonable casa in the heart of Habana Vieja which cost 30CUC per night, which is ok for a room in the middle of the old town. The facilities were good and I can really have no complaints, although I cannot say I ever felt …
... for the twentieth time (at least) that with the right amenities and infrastructure, Cuba could become a first-class tourist destination. Our first stop is a book bindery, where a small group of artisans bind collections of poems, essays, even sheets of music by hand. The covers are handmade from a variety of materials including paper, wood chips. flowers and leaves. Each book is unique, and if not to everyone's taste, certainly interesting. Even more ...
Woke up to Polly and had an awesome breakfast, fruit platter and eggs. So good! Packed up our stuff into our little pack so we could leave our big packs at the casa. Went to the bank to restock on cashola and booked a taxi to Santa Maria beach. The taxi diver was awesome- named frank who told us all about Cuba. Our hotel was the best hotel and it wasn't been the best haha so funny. It's a pretty good deal though, $30 cuc all inclusive right on the beach! So good! Went to ...
... who speak Spanish. Here, we've spent out time laying on the beach, playing volleyball and eating. Funny and somewhat irritating that this is "class." After living in Merida, it is a bit uncomfortable and not as fun to be a typical tourist. I don't know if I'll ever really want to be a typical tourist again after these experiences. But for now, we'll rest and enjoy our last day in Cuba. Tomorrow is a long day of travel back home, and just in time for Dia de los muertos!
... Over time though more than a fifth of the entire Cuban population has emigrated to the US, mostly because of opposition of Cuba's political system and the belief of a better life in North America.
With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, Cuba lost all the economic and financial support. As a result living standards for the Cubans fell drastically and a decade of severe austerity measures known as the Special Period was imposed by Cuba's leaders.
Nowadays the ...
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