Hostal Colonial La Francia
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... one of the Swedish sister doing it everyday to train her next marathon, I thought I could do it too. It also amused the locals that were racing with e in their horse carriage, horse wins though. I tried hitchhiking with young Cubans to go and check how bad a massive gringo touristic spot was, well we failed (communism where are you?).
Not much to do there really but this wasn't touristic, not many people asking you for money, time to ...
... 350 government troops which were caught by surprise and after 90 minutes, were defeated. Ché's victory caused Santa Clara to fall into the hands of the rebels and was a pivitol battle in the rebellion. Inside one of the rail cars, there is a picture of Ché signing autographs at the time. I suspect that he had a lot of public support. The bulldozer, along with several cars and an anti-aircraft gun was left there as a monument. Pictures of the event and ...
... Spanish standards, a perfect squared layout with a central plaza
(Plaza Mayor today Parque Vidal) was developed. The first buildings
erected were the Cabildo (City Council) and a modest palm tree church.
This building was enhanced in 1725 to a brick one, and stayed the center
of the Parque Vidal until August 22, 1923 when it was torn down in
order to expand the plaza and build a new church close by. Back then,
and still ...
... fireworks. I had lost full hearing in one of my ears, when a firework exploded near my feet, It didn't return untilt the following evening. Our hosts told us that every other year, somebody either dies or loses an eye.
The day after the festival was strictly recovery for us, we didn't even stir until midday. We did get a change to meet a few more locals before our time there was ...
... was not so good, each costing 5 local peso. We got stuck into drinking beers and walking around. We met a Cuban guy who could speak good English. He gave us a cigar which we all tried. We also met a nice American couple. Who knows how they got into Cuba though because Cuba absolutely hates Americans. The Americans pointed us towards another alleyway where pizza was being sold so we made our way down to check it out. We find a stall that sold pints ...
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