Hotel Escuela Turquino

entre calle 34 y avenida tercera, Varadero, Cuba | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varadero

Chapter Fourteen - "Signs of the Times"

A travel blog entry by mmbcross on Jun 08, 2014

1 comment, 35 photos

Before I get to Havana, I want to show you how different publicity is in Cuba. There are no outdoor billboards advertising Coca Cola or Havana Club rum along the highways. In their place are signs advertising the glories of the revolution. It is as if the only signs you see on U.S. highways are praise for Barack Obama.

You will smile at some of the examples of the advertising arts that I have discovered along the way with my ...


A travel blog entry by rachel21601 on Feb 11, 2014

14 photos

... dinner and our evening activity, a meeting with the CDR, Committee for Defense of the Revolution aka neighborhood watch group in Santa Marta, about a fifteen-minute ride from our beach hotel.

No one has ever had more enthusiastic hosts. Although we arrived late the Cubans were waiting for us as we got off the bus, clapping as we paraded like royalty through the two lines they had formed on either side of the path to to the party ...

Roadside Pay Phone Job Interview

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan on Mar 04, 2012

4 photos

Feeling full of energy Brendan got up early this morning to go for a run while Mish revised her notes in preparation for her evening phone interview for a prospective job. On Brendan's return we ate a simple breakfast of bread and fruit which he managed to buy from a street vendor on his way back to our casa. Around 08:00 we casually made our way to the dive centre where we caught a bus to the marina. As we were amongst the first ...

Jeep safari, speed boats and swimming in a cave

A travel blog entry by tadzyla on Sep 19, 2011

19 photos

... they just pretend to be local people, just because of the tourists and their tips. In my opinion the show wasn't impressive, it was easy trick to get some more tips from tourists. After the show we enjoyed lobster lunch. It was first time for me to eat lobster. First time do not lie, it was delicious.
After nice lunch we went to visit Bellamar caves. The cave was quite long and deep in the ground. Inside was ...

Beaching, snorkeling and night out in Varadero

A travel blog entry by tadzyla on Sep 17, 2011

7 photos

... nothing to share with them, then they asked us to buy sea stars, or Cuban cigars, rum, whatever what I want, but we told them, than we do not want anything and maybe later we will think about this. Well, these guys didn't look like thieves and been friendly, but probably the poor situation in family makes them to catch tourists and offer various stuff.
Today we stayed in a hotel territory, after the beach we went for the ...