Hotel Islazul Sierra Maestra
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... a rhythm and learn routines, but dancing with another person, closely, is a whole different kettle of fish. I spent the next hour having thoughts of Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in my head as I bumbled my way through what I'm sure was a very basic routine. It was all a bit of fun, all toes in tact, but I have a new appreciation for the contestants on Dancing with the Stars. They love to dance here, especially the Salsa. After the lesson the instructors did a dance for us, they ...
... 8211; I couldn’t figure out what they are for, but then who cares as long as it is large and everyone sees it.
Who is Antonio Mateo?
- He is one of Santiago Hero’s
- He was a mulato (mixed-raced-general during the slave era who led from the front in both Independence wars
- He is the “man of action” in comparison to Marti the ...
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.