Islazul Hotel Lido
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... the grand reception area we feel the need for a small lunch. Anthea is always hungry as is Mac. Mac finds that very reassuring that some else enjoys lunch on holiday. While walking the streets to find an appropriate eating place we stumbled across Mexican art exhibition being setup. We walked in and the lady explained a little about it but we realised we should not be there, used the nice loos and ...
... with some people who really know the island, even if they’re not actually Cubans.
While I was out today I also tried to organize a tour for tomorrow to get out of the city and my timing couldn’t have been worse. Apparently there are almost no tours that go out on a Sunday. The one I really wanted to do was to Vinales which brings you to a cigar factory and out to a ...
... and papaya, vegetables are the likes of potatoes potatoes potatoes, tinned beans, tinned peas, tinned anything. The diet was the most difficult thing to adapt to.
The history and culture and changes currently happening in Cuba make it so endlessly interesting. Cuba is selling itself as a 'Caribbean destination' to attract tourism (the only industry keeping the country afloat). Well, it's that, but it's so much more. And if it wasn't on you're 'bucket list', it should ...
... t have access to credit or the internet. The future for many Cubans seems uncertain.
So, our first taste of Cuba, there is no taxi waiting for us at airport. The Casa we booked was supposed to send a cab. It`s not there. We later discover it is because they had the incorrect arrival date.
We shared a taxi with a German lady from the same flight. She gives us the lowdown. The taxi from the airport should be $25CUC and Havana is safe, there is a ...