Hotel Islazul Hanabanilla
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... they had over the government troops signaled the triumph of the Cuban revolution.
The town itself is not as nice as Havana or Trinidad although there are some nice buildings around the central square – Parque Vidal. The best two were probably Palacio Provincial and the Teatro la Cuidad. The inside of the theatre was particularly nice – three tiers of seats in a U shaped auditorium, marble statues and a ...
... has a lot of flies and mosquitos and we got a lot of itchy bites…..
Breakfast on day 1: the guy was barely awake, so we got our espresso – but no milk, so we added a lot of cold milk to our then cold coffee, but we got lots and lots of fresh fruit on one plate… the egg came one plate for both…. And when Paul asked for bread with got bread slices which were ...
... went for a beef dinner… I think we are tired of pork and chicken…. And it was super cheap, the restaurant is in one of those old mansion… another amazing building.
Concert in the Park
Afterwards the evening is perfect to sit in the park with everyone else and at 8 o`clock everyone jumps up and stands still, since they are playing the national anthem…. ...
... we were taking ($10!). It was only when walking away we remembered a conversation with a few tourists in Havana and had been told that most Cubans earned the equivalent of 10 to 15 CUC each month! Yes each month. So we had just walked out of the bank with what we had planned to be spare cash but it was in fact a locals full months salary. Reality check.
We had a couple of Mojitos in the town square before heading back to our Casa for dinner. Our Casa is also a ...
... Cuba to visit this city for at least one day.
Next stop: The green region of Pinar del Rio
Hopefully we will now be able to arrange all our transport to Vinales, a small city in the Pinar del Rio region about three hours to the west of Havana, that we had wanted to visit as the first stop of our trip, but had to postpone as all buses from Havana to Vinales had been full back then. I am sure we will be luckier this time :-).