Islazul Hotel Pinar del Rio
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Departed Havana by tour bus for about an hour ride to Las Terrazas in Artemisa Province, a "must see" in Cuba and known worldwide for its magnificent, scenic beauty. Pinar del Rio Province is also home to much of Cuba's tobacco farming.
Las Terrazas was founded shortly after the Cuban Revolution in 1959 as a model community, where local farmers, known as campesinos, moved closer together in order to ...
... agreement on the bus was they could get nicked, we could see enough from outside (one Spanish fort looks much like the next anyway). We visit various squares in old Havana where the rich people used to live before the revolution, these are now being restored through Unesco World Heritage grants (Havana being deemed a world heritage sight in 1982). Having visited the Rum museum where we learned less about rum making ...
... an old movie buff walking laps, dodging chaise loungers and trying to maintain speed while avoiding collision. But, I get ahead of myself. The day dawned as most do aboard ship; beautiful, sunny, warm, smooth, calming. I love the morning hours when quiet defeats noise and most people remain abed. My computer calls up mail and the morning paper, coffee steams and, from the fantail of the Celebrity Constellation, our wake shows progress ...
... snorkell, lots of little fish, sea urchins n coral so hopefully in the morning will be able to go out further. Very small village with horse n carts, bikes, people just walking slowly along. The owner said it is a tranquil place....understatement.... The museum has given us a better understanding of the revolution as USA invaded here in 1961? They were defeated by cuba at a cost to USA of over 15million to release the ...
... and the broken shutters, and considered the disused toilets and change rooms. Twenty five minutes later, Pilo came back to get me, and declared in an angry tone as we went out past the carnage of neglect, “Cuba is a mess.” He said the spa facility had been built between 1951 and 1954 and how, under Fidel, the place has not been maintained. The government now is allocating money for its refurbishment, but the going seems to be slow. I don’t ...
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