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Ian is not well today. He has woken up aching all over. He has had an upset stomach for a few days, I think it's a combination of this and heat stroke. It was in the high thirties in Camaguey and will be again here today. I have taken to using my umbrella as a parasol it works better than a hat which sticks to your head. Today we are touring the city and start off at the Revolution Square where there is now a massive monument to the fallen heroes, a "machete" for each one and a huge ...
... independence fighter; the area also has iron machetes artistically displayed and an eternal flame
--the cemetery where Jose Marti is buried [in Napoleonic style], the changing of the guard ceremony highlighted by goosestepping guards; chatted about Patagonia with Alex
--Bacardi shop where the 15 yr stuff was for sale for 85 CUC rather than the usual 150 CUC; had a sampling; did not realize Bacardi is apparently sold ...
... last stretch a numbing 42 degrees, arriving at 0816.
Our local guide is Raoul and off at 0823. It was warm but easy walking, most of the day's slowpokes being women. At the Casa de Medina [a farmer sympathetic to the cause] by 0849, Raoul giving a short chat before we continued on for the final 1.5K. He pointed out the tree leaves used to send messages, the 'fruit' from same used for ashtrays. There was a camera fee for photography beyond the Casa de Medina 5 ...
... twenty two kites flying in the sky around the town. It reminded me of the time when my dad would make kites for us kids (pre-ten yo) with bamboo and black plastic sheeting. It's strange but I don't remember flying them but I do remember helping to make a large box kite.
Another unique experience in Santiago De Cuba was in the casa itself. Our landlord advised us that the house was being fumigated and it would be best if we went out for an hour. As ...
Got a bus to Santiago de Cuba and did the historic core in one day. Saw where Fidel attacked a military barracks and failed. Saw a magnificent colonial building built by Mr Bacardi. Walked the plazas and parks and visited an occasional church.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility