Hotel Horizontes Pullman
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... at least until the recent changes to the laws on private
enterprise -- are owned by the government, and while some Cuban hotels are
spectacular, you won't get the experience of real Cuba that you have when
living with a Cuban family.
We have visited many casa’s mainly in
the Cardenas & Varadero surroundings. Some casa’s have to offer basic room
and board. While others like Angelo’s make you feel like ...
... we arrived and I took both kids to the park. I was struggling with crossing the street on a busy intersection with no stop sign or traffic light, and someone crossed the street simply to help me. I had a lovely conversation with an abuela (grand-mother) at the park, and even if we barely understood each other, she smiled and left me with "Te Quiero" (I love you). I'm constantly surprised at how helpful the Cubans are and how they ...
... and good and lots and lots of signs for every calle to turn off – an unusual Cuban town – easy for stupid tourists to navigate.
Back in Casa Norma
And then we are back in our Casa here, and lucky for us, Orlando had a cancellation and so we could move in today and not move tomorrow again.
Checking out the town with the car
Having a car in Varadero is ...
... 50s/60s cars…. Even Paul had to add the comment, that they don’t have the original engine in the car, it sounds for Paul as they have all the same 6-cylinder built in….
And there we go, a day later we find all the 'taxis’ lined up and repairing one…. So Paul could ask if they still have the original engine: and No they all have Hyundai engines, and you ...
... the pool. The pool water was decidedly chilly. But hey. This was the really not a biggie. Once you got used to it it wasn't too bad. Number one fact; I didn't have to work for one minute of that week in Varadero and no one expected me to clean, cook, e-mail, telephone or respond to even the most vague of inquiries. Also, no laundry. Plus factor for ...