Islazul Hotel Libertad
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... the corner we found the Centro. Inside we figured out Immigration office is room 213… so up in the last corner on the 2nd floor we got told that the immigration office is in a different part of town – so let’s go there.
Never use a bike taxi in Santiago
Gine thought she had the best idea… let’s take a bike taxi and then we don’t have ...
... ooooh front seats in the centre of the auditorium which was great to be so close to the performers but meant that we didn't always get a full perspective of the stage and the areas either side.
We were each given a complimentary half litre bottle of rum and a can of coke. A small dish of ham and cheese was also offered but we declined as we had not long before had our dinner on board the ship.
As people settled, including locals we knew we were in for an ...
... that cocks don't just crow at sunrise?! The girls soon found this out with one perched right outside their window all night!) So they moved Casa to the original one we were all meant to stay in.
It was a fab day out so we decided to go wandering and see what Santiago had to offer. There was a walking tour of the city in the Lonely Planet so we followed that to the... We were dying to learn some of the history of Cuba and the revolutions of the 20th Century and this ...
Santiago de Cuba is a pretty port city and significantly bigger than Baracoa. It was a key city in Cubas revolution and we found out more during our visit. Upon arrival we checked into our new casas, at which time we met our casa mama, who appeared to be as mad as a hatter. We then set out for our standard exploration walk and also our seemingly standard sunset drinks; David informed us of a recent cholera outbreak in Santiago but, after enquiring, confirmed we'd be okay with the ...
... pasta, meat, poultry, bread, rice and grain, juice, and dessert stations – to name a few. Typically, I am not a huge fan of buffets, but I can honestly say the food was INCREDIBLE!
After spending 3 full days in Cuba, spanning 500+ km, and experiencing Holguín, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba, and the surrounding communities, Cuba has far exceeded my expectations. I cannot wait to see what the remainder of my journey entails.