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Coming to Matanzas was a bit of a travelling risk. Not for any crime related reason but it just isn't on the tourist route. That said, our casa is full. Everyone we’ve met along the way kept saying "Matanzas, but why?". Well why was because it didn’t sound all that bad in the LP and we didn’t have enough time to make it to Trinidad by bus and we certainly didn’t want to get into the resort territory of Veradero (Cuba’s answer to Cancun).
... Tonight, we went to Casa de la Musica, a famous nightclub/live music. For some reason (maybe because it was Thur?) the streets were dead and the nightclub wasn't too packed. But the cover was cheaper and we got to see a live performance of a Salsa band (I really need to take lessons lol). And since we were tired, didn't stay for too long. Tomorrow, checking out the revolutionary sights in Vedado and our last full day in Cuba! ...
... of wonderful Brazilians like we did. We had a couple of hours in the bus, so most of us slept for a little. However, knowing that these were my final hours in this unique country I stayed awake the whole time contently looking out the window. I began to try and make sense of my experience here in Cuba, and started to ask the questions of "What is the most important thing I want to tell people back home about Cuba?" ...
... the moat. Later on, the fortress was converted into a prison. The prison bars are still in the windows of the building. At the moment, the fortress is now a museum of the history of Castillo de San Severino and of slavery in Cuba.
One of the most interesting things at the museum, other than its apparent adaptability to be used ...
... unfortunately the one thing to look out for here and we came across only one washed up into a bubbling blue heap on the beach.
Havana is a short stop on our way our to the Caymans to complete the establishment of our tax evasion programme. It’ll be nice to briefly see Zoe and Victor who organised everything for us on this trip. And to thank them and to share in some Cuban hospitality and enjoy a hearty breakfast, despite the limited availability of some foods.
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