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This morning we left Camagüey and headed out on the open road for Sancti Spíritus, one of the original settlements of Cuba. We settled in on the bus to watch “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil,” an excellent documentary about the methods Cuba used to pull itself out of the Special Period, and how Cuba will be a model for the world when oil reaches peak production and shortages occur. When the Soviet Union fell and the “Special Period” ...
... at each Yellow Man to pick up and drop off individuals. Hector explained that when Cubans travel, they “leave home with a bottle or two of water and a big bag of patience.”
Next up we took a ferry out to Granma Island, a small island near Santiago with a population of about 800 people. There we had lunch with Pedro, a young fisherman, and his colleagues, who explained the technical aspects of their work. It was very interesting to learn ...
... at a bus stop.
We rode back into Pinar Del Rio on a Sunday. As we made our way along a deserted street, we heard the joyful cry, “Canada! Canada!” and Rodrigo, our friend (of about ten minutes on our previous pass through the town), appeared, laughing and exclaiming that we were reunited: “Increible, increible!”(incredible!) he said again and again. He was just taking a **** (he told us) when he saw us ride into town, and it took ...
Today, we are en route to tomorrows stop in the port of Antilla, some 275 miles away form Havana. Since w won't arrive until tomorrow, it will be a casual day on board the ship. It will be a good chance to rest after nine days of nonstop touring.
Nevertheless, we will still have some learning opportunities. Today, we will have two separate Q & ...
... a day early for our reservation at Maria La Gorda so were happy to find the rumours of accommodation true. In fact a big hint beforehand was that the official water truck stopped us on the road; the passenger asked us if we needed accommodation and told me who to ask for. A bit later a truck full of people and children stopped and another man asked me the same question.
There was no need to go looking for a casa; we were spotted immediately and led, almost ...
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