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- Minbar in room
- TV NTV World Russia
- TV Channel One Russia
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... housed various pictures of the Castro's attack on the barracks including the different newspaper headlines coverage at the time of the attack and his immediate arrest. It also showcased officer uniforms worn by Batist's army including some of their torture equipment they would impose on captured rebels, mostly women and young men, who had their loyalty to Fidel Castro tested to the extreme. You kind of feel the suffering of these people while you ...
The day started with another lovely breakfast in Villa Roma, and after a slow start i made my way to the central square to buy a Wifi card since i haven't given a sign of life for a few days. The queue to Etecsa (the British Telecom of Cuba) right under the Cathedral didn't appear too long, but it was 40 degrees and no shade outside, while they only let one person at a time, as if to a bank. This chaotic 1.5hour experience has demonstrated three things ...
... is now a museum. Old Havana is in a stage of complete transformation I think. There is a LOT of restoration going on, and I believe has been for 10 or so years (at the instigation of a private consortium, not the government), but literally you can have a building that looks like it going to fall down before your eyes next to a bright, colourful, impeccably kept one. It's probably holding the other up. The buildings and streets around the main squares have largely been regenified, but ...
... They weren't too impressed but I explained about the ****** bank. The transaction was so big they needed my passport, and I had to sign some sort of log (yay communism). I gave them a 20% tip. The cost of that God awful pizza.
On the wrong end of town and thoroughly ****** off with Cuba I headed back to my room to sulk for the evening. **** walking back into the happening parts of town, I'm keeping my head down before I slap somebody. At least it was good weather today.
... Gomez and Maceo out of exile
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