Hotel Puerto Principe
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Hugo our local guide was fantastic. Our tour was by bicycle which meant we sat and a lovely man pedalled us around. We saw the shortest street 18m and heard about the narrowest street which narrowed to 80cm from footpath to footpath. We saw 4 of the squares or plazas. All with a church or cathedral on one side. One which is under re-construction getting ready for February for the 500 year celebration. I don't like their chances. In fact much of the city is being renovated - lets ...
At a fairly civilized start of 9.30 our bus left town. We stopped at the sugar plantation of once a very rich family. Another great bell tower with more wooden steps open to the weather so again no pase -danger. Quite good really as you would have almost expired climbing to the top. There were once 40 plantations in the area but the price of sugar and probably la revolution has put a stop to them. Beautiful lace work being ...
... called us a taxi that took us to the Viazul bus station to catch a bus to Santa Clara (~4 hour bus ride, $15). From our short time in Camaguey I had a good impression. It was a very pretty city. Like in Santiago, the people were very nice and welcoming but it also seemed that it was a city that was a little better off than Santiago (which is a poorer city). Now to the bus ride to Santa Clara! Hasta Luego! ...
... is famous for the neo-classical and colonial architecture, which can be seen from all directions. This city is inland and was developed to protect it from the attacks by pirates as well as the revolts by the Indians against the Spanish in the 1500s. Unlike other Cuban cities, Camaguey is not built in a grid system, but the streets are more like a labyrinth to protect itself from raids. It is a very interesting city, and we were fortunate enough to meet some of ...
... to maintain much of its colonial buildings. Although many are still in need of much repair the streets are clean, the house are painted in fresh pastel colours and there is a definite warmth and ease of pace here. During our 6 hour drive here Romey told me this used to be rich cattle farm country and the city itself was once wealthy. The Americans planted large trees to provide shade for cattle and food during winter months back in the 1800’s. ...
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