Hotel Islazul Sierra Maestra
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... boat. As a result, it's got a bit a small seaside town / fishing village vibe. You know you're off to a good start when you get taken to your homestay and and given a cooked breakfast complete with fresh fruits and the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted. The region is renowned for its chocolate, but more on that later. So we did a bit of a 'city' walking tour. Baracoa was actually the first place in Cuba to be settled by the Spanish.The buildings appear generally to be pretty ...
... 8230; but tonight the cats gave us nightmares with their screaming at each other…. But then the next morning we had wonderful view, blue sky….
Plaza the Revolution
On our way out of Santiago we stopped here to admire this eye-catching large monument. As we learned from the guide book the guy on the horse is Antonio Mateo and besides it some big rusty looking ...
What's to see on the road
Today again we came through endless sugarcane fields and saw them again in action when they harvested the sugar canes - We passed through a lot of little towns on our way with real busy people. Driving through smoke… whatever they are burning it is a huge cloud of smoke going up looking great with the clouds above.
Cleaning the back ...
Today we start our traverse of the island, passing the village of El Cobre to visit the shrine of Our Lady of Charity, then continue through the lush green countryside to the town of Bayamo, where we'll have lunch and then take a horse and carriage ride and visit the workshop where these unique carriages are still made.
Here is an interesting comment is on standard of living in Cuba. ...
... dropped off at a carriage factory, where traditional horse-drawn carriages are constructed—like the ones we had just ridden in—as well as souvenir models. The carriage factory, founded in 1961, has 33 workers. Rather than making a set salary or an hourly wage, in this particular factory the workers are paid by pace. When we arrived, they were each working on a separate piece of a small-scale carriage.