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... musicians who perform a kind of Cuban folk music influenced by European culture. An example of this kind of music is the famous song, "Guantanamera". We also learned from them about the history of this kind of music, as well as the unique instruments that they played. For instance, one of the types of guitars used by trovadores has four sets of two strings, instead of the six individual strings that are found on a standard guitar.
The day started at 4:15 a.m. Rolled out of bead and hit the shower. Drove through a snowstorm to the airport (really glad it is a short drive) and arrived by 5:10 a.m. Good thing too as the line was held up by a woman who had some kind of problem which took ages to fix. Of course there was only one ticket agent and the plane was full.
By the time I was checked in (good thing I did my boarding passes online) it was time to go through security. ...
We had a late start this morning, getting on the bus at 11am. We had a relatively short trip to Santa Clara, with a brief lunch stop about 80kms away from our destination. This city was was made famous in 1958 when the last battle against Battista was launched by Che Guevara. Santa Clara is also known as 'The Heroic City'.
Our first stop in Santa Clara was Revolution Square, which is a huge memorial to Che Guevara. We first went to the museum in ...
... a small detailed statue with miniature figures sculpted into it, such as his comrades on his belt buckle, and his motorbike travelling up a fold in his trousers; and the site of his most successful attack, where a fully armed and loaded with arms train, again from Batista's dictatorship, had successfully been derailed by the guerrillas and which led to the liberation of Santa Clara and its occupation by the 26th of July
movement i.e. Fidel Castro et ...
... Once we checked into the hostel we had a power nap for an hour before getting out and seeing the town.
Santa Clara is the town where Che Guevara is buried and where he pretty much won the revolution. We walked around first looking at monuments and statues of Che - there were loads. We went to the train wreck museum which was where they had used a ...
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