Rancho San Vicente
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Our time in Cuba was nearly at an end and we felt that we had seen much of what San Diego had to offer, so it was time to move on to somewhere new for our final night.
Shortly after breakfast and a session photographing bugs, lizards and amphibians found around the hotel we left San Diego bound for Vinales, via La Guira for …
... getting them wrong. Then I got the message “hourly limit exceeded,” and the game was up. And my card ran out at the same time. I didn’t read my birthday messages until March 3 when I got to Cancun.
So international internet is not generally available after all. Except for the people lining up at the ETECSA offices (CUC-haves, for sure), Cubans can’t use it unless they have a government job for which they are cleared for ...
... normal;">As our visit to Cuba winds down, we'll be leaving with wonderful memories of the people and places we met and saw, and we'll also take away a lot to think about. It's inevitable that your inner communist will struggle to get out- admittedly in my case, that's a relatively small being, but you do start thinking about solutions to the huge inequalities among people that are due primarily to luck and circumstance. Can I honestly say that I worked so much harder than ...
... be able to tell me about how to get to the port for Cayo Levisa when he got home from work later, but we didn’t talk about much else—my Spanish is still quite limited.
I was expecting a teenager to get out of the van that pulled in to the yard to drop off the “muchacho” just after 6:00 as we were sitting in the outdoor restaurant/bar shelter eating our huge dinner of lobster, rice, black beans, fried banana chips (other houses ...
... the small town of Vinales in the middle of the Valle de Vinales, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once in Vinales, we went to a casa particulares that a fellow traveler had recommended to us. Since the owner did not have any space left in her house, she redirected us to another casa further down the road. It was a lucky pick!
Pinar del Rio: where the world's best tobacco is grown
Cuba is famous for its cigars and tobacco, and in Cuba the Pinar del Rio region is ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRancho San Vicente Vinales
Not all were lazy of course, but the man who told us that he was out of internet cards and sent us into town to use the local telephone office (though he almost certainly knew it was closed) disappointed us. Also no discount offered even though the swimming pool had no water in it, despite the fact that they make a big thing of the pool in all their literature. The grounds were a delight, though, with chickens pecking around and huge trees between the different chalets.
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