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... of the rest of the places we visited! It's a big city that has it's own Malecon, but it's a lot more laid-back and definitely more affluent than much of Havana. We stayed on the Peninsula and had a very refreshing and enjoyable time there.
What we did
The first day we watched Australia lose in their first World Cup match and the second day we watched England lose their first ...
... 2 hours south east of Havana. About 1 hour in la clima which had been running flat out started to falter, not really surprising for a tiny car with a tiny engine full of people and cargo travelling at the speed of sound, I imagine Ric************ is having similar problems managing the heat generated by his Scramjet engines on Virgin Galactic.
As I tried to convince Jose that we were on vacation and while we were headed to the Bay of Pigs I was pretty ...
... tricycles with room to carry two passengers) and animal-drawn carts are very prevalent outside the large urban centres.
Train service is deplorable, to say the least.
Cubana de Aviacion offers an extensive domestic air network. Havana to Santiago, a 1 hr 25 mi trip is US$ 135.00 one-way for a visitor, but fares are considerably less for local residents.
Cienfuegos is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1819 by French settlers. Its main square is a wonderful architectural melange, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. Our "people to people" activities there include a visit to an art school and a concert by ...
We ended our stay in Varadero by taking a arranged dive excursion to the bay of pigs where we attended to stay after the two dives and continue east to either Playa Giron or further.
The dive here offered walls of corals and many exotic fishes and a small wreck.
We are so lucky. Just after the dives a bus heading to Trinidad passed by and we hoped on and went all the way.
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- Free parking