Gran Caribe Playa Blanca
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After a fine breakfast Jon went to the beach and left me in peace to pack. Another vintage Chevy brought us to Key Largo, I mean Playa Larga, and on the driver's recommendation got a room at Sylvia y Homero's casa.
Discovered that yet again we're a good 20 minutes walk to the beach - we're closer than that in Southbourne! Seems that government hotels have first dibs on the beachside ...
... and had told us previously that they'd been ordered not to pick up any more hitch hikers (presumably by the police,) which was in contrast to Sarah and her boyfriend (the English couple in Vinales) who had hitch hikers thrust upon them (again, presumably by the police). Hitch hiking is alive and thriving in Cuba!
The dive site had no beach, just rocks to jump off but there were sunbeds for hire so Leonie and ...
Our 9am pickup arrived just after 8 as we were sitting down to one of Leibys's powerhouse breakfasts. The driver was well ****** off. Papito persuaded him to pick up the others in our shared taxi and come back for us in 20 minutes.
Let me just say that one of us bolted our breakfast and raced around like a blue ***** fly doing the packing, paying the bill etc, while the other breakfasted at leisure, had to be ...
... all doors and windows. It took 5min to open all the locks every time we wanted to go out! Two double beds, little kitchen, fridge, only problem no door to bathroom or even curtain. So considering i only met Ele two days prior we had to say goodbye to any privacy. We asked them to put a shower curtain in the doorway ar least, so they did. Water was a problem for lushing but thats a norm here even in'good' hotels. We went to sleep early-ish excited about all that Havana had to offer us next ...
... told us about times of local buses, as by then we were on a budget, and about a lagoon with flamingoes not too far away. As the public guagua (this is what they call a bus' in Cuba) was leaving shortly, we jumped on a bicitaxi to take us to the station. When we got there the driver convinced us to get into his friend's 50s Ford to take us there and back to see flamingoes for 12CUC. We agreed and had ...