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... off then!
Two days in Matanzas is probably enough to see what’s there is to see unless you are here to learn Spanish or the Rumba so we’ve decided to cut our 4 nights back to 2 and will head back to Havana tomorrow – there’s still a lot we haven’t seen. I think we’re going back to the same casa as before (emphasis on think)*. After some failed attempts at calling them yesterday (Cuban telephone congestion) and then being ...
Today we decided to head out to Matanzas, a coastal city two hours east of Habana, to see a baseball game and check out the beaches (Matanzas is 30 min west of Varadero, a famous beach resort in Cuba). There were tourist buses going to Matanzas but we decided it was faster and cheaper to ask a taxi driver on the street to take us there. Luckily we found a really nice guy who took us to the baseball stadium and the beach ...
... the ride was only about five minutes, and now that we lost our Brazilian counterparts, we too were ready to get off the bus for good. It truly had been an eye-opening experience that I will take with me in my personal and professional life. Even the inevitable bus ride to the airport has been an experience in which I find myself reflecting on often. However, I hope that one day I will have the privilege of returning to ...
... It was a strange experience. I would much rather have deities of protection portrayed in a Herculean manner. The most important deity of Santeria, rather than being the deity of creation, was the deity of history. I suppose the emphasis of a deity of history was fitting, given that this Afro-Cuban religious exhibit was located in a slavery ...
... area near the swimming pool.
After his death in 1961 the Cuban government took ownership of the property, either with or without the approval of Mary Hemingway; it now operates as a museum.
Overlooking Havana and the harbor sits the enormous and beautifully restored Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana "La Cabana". It is the largest fort in the Americas, completed ...
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