Islazul Hotel San Juan
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... of Cuba, Virgen de la Caridad, is enthroned above the altar. This attraction also holds a view of the spoil heaps belonging to the copper mines. The basilica attracts many visitors during the day time as it gives them a holy feeling in Cuba. One of the most bizarre facts I seemed to have noticed in this church was the small altar at the side which housed people's private belongings that were offered inside the church like medals, trophies, football ...
... in wars against the Spanish. Very atmospheric place with a good guide. We also dropped by the lighthouse where my guide's friend let us walk up to the top and see the 19th century French prisms at the top. Having earlier discussed it extensively with the taxi driver we were dropped off on a small nearby beach - Playa Estrella. Sadly it was filled with seaweed and garbage following a small tropical storm that pased nearby last days. So no bathing, but ...
... Presidential Palace, no irony there. This museum traces the history of the Revolution from the 1950s, to the missile crisis, Bay of Pigs, and abruptly ends in 1990 (with the fall of the USSR and their much relied upon support). This is a fantastic museum, although it really was a lot to take in. Most surprising to me, for me I think of the revolution and I think of the Castros, I never realised the significance of the role Che Guevara played in the whole thing. And also a ...
Looks good from far – but far from good
So on the way out of town, we saw like often some of the great amazing chrome cars from the 60s… but Paul think they only look great from far away, I think he is not always impressed with the Cuban restoration.
When you see a black cloud…. And then a little later a vehicle then you know you are ...
Santiago de Cuba
We awoke as the sun was rising this morning so enjoyed coffee on the balcony and watched our approach into the port of Santiago de Cuba.
The pilot boat guided our captain through the twists and turns of the harbour and we finally berthed alongside some rather large cargo vessels.
A warm welcome greeted us with local musicians and dancers on the quayside. As passengers gathered on the decks the rhythm of Cuba was enjoyed by everyone. A nice touch ...