Hotel Islazul Sierra Maestra
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... 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 ...
... since before we entered the town we saw a big sign Bayamo 112 km, what we didn’t know was that we had to turn here, even there was no arrow… so we did, we come to a huge rotunda nicely planted with flowers and several signs pointing us to hotels… but no sign where we should go, since there are 4 possible exits, we choose straight, since there was no turn ...
“This is for you, dear tourist. There is no charge, but if you want to give something for my family I’ll accept it.” Unsuspecting tourists show their gratitude by donating a convertible peso, worth about 1US$. This is nothing to a tourist, but it’s 5% of a monthly state salary. By accosting just 20 innocent tourists in 7 days by the end of the month they will ...
... independence fighter; the area also has iron machetes artistically displayed and an eternal flame
--the cemetery where Jose Marti is buried [in Napoleonic style], the changing of the guard ceremony highlighted by goosestepping guards; chatted about Patagonia with Alex
--Bacardi shop where the 15 yr stuff was for sale for 85 CUC rather than the usual 150 CUC; had a sampling; did not realize Bacardi is apparently sold ...
... some of the world's best rum and cigars for super cheap and headed back to the hotel in our 1930 taxi and swan in the pool, smoked a cigar, drank the rum, had some locals beers and devoured some utterly delicious 25c mangoes, over a fantastic Cuban sunset and bantered drunkenly for the rest of the night.
I have never been a massive fan of mangoes but here they are everywhere and utterly delicious. I’m told the abundant ...