Casa Granda

Heredia No. 201 , Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | 2 star hotel
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Sancti Spíritus: Guayaberas & Love Letters

A travel blog entry by nicole.marrocco

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... of the shirts made in Sancti Spíritus is stitched by hand, including the embroidery, which takes about one and a half days or 18 to 20 hours to complete one short-sleeve guayabera. Keep in mind the Guayabera Project only has one tailor! In order to operate as a private business they pay the government 20% of their yearly profit and maintain the building they're located in.

In addition to making the guayaberas, the Project also instituted a social project ...

Santiago de Cuba: The Hero City

A travel blog entry by nicole.marrocco

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... from the M-26-7’s attack still litter the facade of the building as a reminder.

As the theme of the day seemed to be national heroes, we continued to the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery to witness the changing of the guards at the mausoleum of José Martí. Martí, the poet and 19th-century Cuban revolutionary, is probably locked in a dead heat with Che Guevara for the title of the most well-respected figure in Cuba. To ...

The War for Independence in Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan

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... escaped the plantations beginning in 1789 and went to the Tivoli area of Santiago. It is the best example of a Caribbean city and has the best music in Cuba. "Son" is the national rhythm. Slavery was not abolished in Cuba until 1886 because the powerful plantation owners refused to give up their labor supply.

After we left the hotel we went to San Juan Hill, which is more of a knoll. This where Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough ...

22nd to 24th november - Sancti Spiritus

A travel blog entry by stuwelly

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... in at 8.30 when he calls for me. Hector speaks a little english but we manage to understand each other mas or menos. He takes me to la casa de trova in town where live music plays and we have a few more beers. Im the only extranjero (foreigner) in town it seems, bus loads came in during the day for day trip and restaurant meal, I get a lot of stares and questions from various of hectors friends, one yabbers away at a high rpm rate I ask him to slow down I only speak a ...

Don’t waste your time going here

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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An unplanned stop in Sancti Spiritus

Back in Ciego de Avila in the early afternoon, we wanted to immediately continue our travel westwards to the city of Santa Clara. Unfortunately independent and spontaneously planned travelling has its advantages and sometimes, as it was now the case, its difficulties. Despite Ciego de Avila being praised in the Lonely Planet as the regions efficient transport hub, the little town was a logistical disaster. When ...

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