Hotel El Colony
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... out way around this large lake. To an island where we jumped out
and asked for lunch. A lady would cook us pork ribs which would be ready in about a hour. So we putted around the lake for another hour or so. We went quite far to another spot and got out and stretched for awhile. We then headed back to the island for lunch. This place was really basic with goats, pigs, chickens running around. The lunch came out and we were a bit ...
... have different CUC quotations, sometimes a difference of 5 times the price. But the food is great.
The train back to Ciego is probably the worst train I’ve ever seen. The first two compartments can pass as transport vehicles for humans, towards the back they get increasingly worse and worse. Broken chairs with bare seats, support constructions sticking through the seats, no seats, no windows, just openings. At the frequent ...
... official part is over and the carts with homemade booze are gushing out the liquid into bottles and tins. Two bands are playing and people are rather listening than dancing. If they dance, it is during some beats, after which they take to the booze again. But they are more open all of a sudden, they even more or less try to force you to take pictures of them. Is it because today they have left their misery at home?
... the complexity of shopping
During our drive I caught up on all the people whom I got to
know on my last trip in January 2012. They explained to me that unless a home
was registered as a rental it was not legal for foreigners to spend an extended
visit there. So they had booked a rental house for me, which was 2 blocks away
from their home. It was perfect. The home owner was very friendly, but ...
... apprentices. They hope that the city will be transformed by 2020 in time for its 500th anniversary. There are still tensions, as locals in the barrios see tourist infrastructure going up, when they want better quality housing. Meantime, UNESCO is looking at Fenix to see if it will work in other cities around the world.
Day 2. Leave Havana for Vinales
We left Havana early the next morning and I felt that we needed much much more time here. ...