National at Valencia Doral
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... trying to retrieve their bags. seemed like controlled chaos.
We had a hop on hop off bus tour booked, which worked out really well. The main depot for the bus routes was literally across the road from our hotel. We did one loop on each of the routes, and saw all the highlights of the city, then trundled across Biscayne Blvd to our room and relaxed for the evening. Lunch at Bubba Gump's was excellent.
... packing to make it easier for tomorrow.
We ate lunch once again at Primos and enjoyed salads. Just before lunch the rain went away and the sun was actually shining very brightly. We were very happy to see the sun.
We once again walked down to Bayside but instead of seeing all the shops, we kept walking. We passed some ...
... Massive queue, but after 20 mins or so we were seated and service was very fast, food decent value for money, but nothing wonderful, and not worth the effort we had getting here by bus and walking. Then we caught a bus back through Little Cuba, we thought about getting off to see domino park etc, but decided to just view things from the bus, again didn't see anything very interesting.
In evening we caught the free MetroMover ...
... while Maria tends to portray a more Americanized perception. I would argue that neither is "right" or "wrong", but that somewhere in the middle - in that hazy grey zone between - is the closest anyone will ever come to defining Cuba.
The first half of the evening is spent reviewing the program itinerary and establishing expectations for accomodations and social interactions. For example, any items brought into Cuba with the intention of ...
... I loved reading the 'daily' list of activities and entertainment on board. We decided to go to the theatre that evening which was a sampler of all the shows that will be on over the 11 nights we were on board. We also decided to eat in one of the complimentary main dining rooms which was fantastic.
The bobbing around of the boat was subtle but it was a strange sensation when heading to bed that first night!
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