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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... old people singing obviously loved what they did and it was a great night. We also shared a cigar which was interesting, lots of different flavours in it. You can smoke pretty much anywhere in Cuba!
The next day we had booked an all day tour out of the city and into the countryside around Vinales. This was a place also recommended by the English guy we met. Most of the tourists we had seen in Cuba seemed to speak Spanish but this tour was mostly French ...
... we run into a chess café. Chess is a favourite Cuban pastime, or should I say serious sport, so it is strange that it’s only now that we see people playing it. Scrutinized by the obiquitous Che.
We take a communal taxi to Morón, about 30 kilometres north. Morón is Cuba’s central train junction and has a station that shows the importance in the past. The large, dark, but cool hall, with some light falling through a ...
... a ship and fire can be a problem. It’s great fun to watch them make vases, cups, bowls and more intricate objects. We sailed on a sister ship of this one 2 years ago, cruising on the Solstice from Sydney to Honolulu. We saw similar glass blowing demonstrations then. Beyond that, the deck plan of this ship is identical to the Solstice. In fact, we’re in an identical suite, aft, port corner, but 2 decks lower than the ...
... walks the city continuously and he is now part of Project Fenix (phoenix to us). Havana gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 1982 and since then Leal with Cuban architect, Patricia Rodriguez, have been restoring the city, bit by bit using incoming tourist revenues from the state-run hotels etc. Ari says that Leal hurries slowly! Still, in just over 10 years around one-third of the city has been renovated by master craftsmen, some from Europe, who ...
... however, as having completed approximately seventy percent of her task, she duly screwed up the paper and threw it in the bin. I was somewhat baffled by this behaviour, but 'Cuban' and 'sense' aren't usually words that accompany one another. Then she handed us the original timetable she'd been copying it out but it was clearly not for the train to Guantanamo but in fact for the train to Santiago. I was certain this was not the fault of my Spanish and more likely because the daft ...