Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre
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After our detour to the Bahamas we made it to Cuba. It was quite incredible seeing all the old cars on the road. Havana was fascinating with all the cars and the old buildings. The majority of the cars are still the old 50s American vehicles. Everything was old and crumbly but in a charming way. A lot of places seemed abandoned but then you would notice a couple of windows that werent boarded up which were occupied.
We had met an English guy on the plane ...
... I still like to believe he meant ***** though... Fast facts * Second largest cemetery in Latin America measuring 8km squared. * It is not uncommon for graves to be opened every few years and coffins changed. Our guide asked in surprise "do you not do that?" * There is an urban legend of a mother who died during childbirth and was buried with the child between her legs, on opening the coffin they found the child in the mother's arms. To this day pregnant women ...
Thursday April 16
I ran out of my bottled water, so David and Glenda and I walked
several blocks to the first store. They had bottled water on the floor but they
wouldn't let us buy any as they were still taking inventory. So we wandered off
to the next store and experienced success-they not only had water but were
interested in selling it-bonus! We bought an 8L flat, which although it was
cheaper to buy that much, it was also heavier. Between the ...
... while today at 1400 hours about 60% of them were.
Here is a bit more information about the Eclipse, on which we are sailing. The ship is 1041 feet long, with a beam of 121 feet. It accommodates 2850 passengers. There is a buffet, a main dining room and four specialty restaurants. We’re using the specialty restaurants and avoiding the main dining room. Tonight we had fantastic filet mignon steaks, ...
... and pineapple as live barriers; mixed planting; crop rotation. In effect much of ‘o’ level geography, UK, 1965!
All of the farming seems to be done by oxen and primitive ploughs, and transport mainly horse and trap. Animals roam freely (cows, goats, etc) to glean food, they are fed back home in the evening, so apparently they do return.
We picked up a tour guide, but the walking was short and slow (4 miles?), ...