Punta La Cueva
Travel Blogs from Cienfuegos
February 24, 2014
Cara y Alan,
What a final night in Habana we had! We found this little restaurant on 17th,
just across the street from
The Empradero, I think. Well, lovely
grilled food and the Casa, it was wonderful!
I think it was called La Casona de 17.
After dinner we went up to the 33rd floor of La Torre (at the
Emprador) for a drink – can you believe it?
La Torre was ...
Cienfuegos looks like the kind of town that most in Cuba will turn into when even a degree of prosperity returns to this island nation. The colonial town of Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 in the Spanish territory but was initially settled by immigrants of French origin and does show French flavour in the architecture- and apparently the only natural blondes in Cuba come from this area as a result.
... memorial houses Guevaras remains, a museum about his life and an eternal flame lit by Fidel Castro. Guevara died in Bolivia, in 1967, where his remains were hidden, until their discovery, exhumation and reburial in 1997. The group was then split in two and I had the pleasure of riding the rest of the trip in a Chevy Bel Air; my window was held together with packing tape and the roof was almost entirely rust, but it was still a nice way to make my last Cuban ...
... told that the visa network wasn't working and it could possibly work in a few minutes, or might not work for a few days.... as it was now Christmas Eve and we were running low on funds, we sat and waited to see if perhaps we'd get lucky, then alas we had to leave for our bus, and hope that we would have time to get to the bank in our next stop (we arrived at 2.40 and it shut at 3!), and that if we did, the visa network would be ...
... and caves. The water was freezing but beautiful to swim in, we also found little caves under the waterfalls which was magical. After swimming we went for a walk and wondered off the main path to another swimming hole, while we were walked I saw this massive grey snake slither across in front of me and behind Junior. I started screaming and the snakes head was raised and hissing at me, Junior had turned ...