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Note: Despite the tone of this entry I've actually been in a good mood all day. Sam recently said that whenever he reads a message off me, he always does so with an angry Welsh accent. That's a little unfair as I've only gone completely off the hook once, and only Rach was there to see that. She was also off the hook anyway, and we were both justified. But I thought I'd put that out there anyway.
I get the impression people who haven't been travelling or know little about ...
When I woke up at 7:30, I looked out of my window at the ocean view (yes, ocean view!). The Malecon was deserted. Cubans must party hard! Nobody was around, and only the occasional car passed by.
We started off the day by touring a history museum near Cathedral Square, whose name I cannot find. It is a beautiful sandstone mansion, flanked by green palms. The architecture is a Spanish, with Caribbean touches, especially in decoration. In the colonial age, the ...
After a frustrating night in a cancun hostel I boarded the 8am bus to the airport to start my Cuba adventure. I booked a hostel for my first 3 nights in Havana and was hoping that I could piece together a solid crew once I arrived. Knowing very little about Cuba except that it is often overwhelming for first timers due to the non existent internet, lack of hostels and time warped buildings and cars I was feeling the butterfly's fluttering in my stomach ...
... government trying to charge you duty for any electronics you bring into the country, but I guess they didn’t want my money. I have my fair share of electronics with me, and they never even stopped me.
My next task was to get some cash and of course there is only one ATM in the Havana airport and it just kept declining my card. Luckily there was ONE currency exchange I was able to use my credit card at and I got some cash. Then I had to ...
... their murals, then treated us to a performance by some of their musically talented members. The followed this with a wonderful home-cooked Cuban meal that they had prepared themselves. They topped the evening off with a dance party that was not only a perfect ending to our visit with them, but also our last day in Havana. And of course, the enthusiastically answerred all our questions about the porject. We came away from the experience feeling like honored guests.
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