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In spite of its egalitarian principals, public transportation in Cuba is basic and poorly managed. Passengers sometimes have to wait very long periods for a bus to arrive. Morning queues are enormous, though everyone seems well behaved, if very frustrated. When a vehicle finally arrives it is extremely overloaded. Interprovincial routes have nice vehicles, but far too few of them, so ...
Cienfuegos is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1819 by French settlers. Its main square is a wonderful architectural melange, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. Our "people to people" activities there include a visit to an art school and a concert by ...
... to deliver me to town where the prebooked casa was.The casa is very nice but the owners speak no English but I manage to communicate well enough in my broken Spanish. The room is lovely and cool with a nice bathroom and I have booked 2 nights. Quickly I grab a map that is in the room and walk up to the city centre about 3 blocks away and it is another delightful art deco meets historical buidlings plaza. One building is painted minty green and is amazing for a 10 ...
... 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 ...
... ATM's have a habit of swallowing cards, we opted for the bank counter option. The armed police keeping people away from the door confused us initially, then they left and a huge crush of people (ourselves included) tried to get in (no orderly queuing here). After reading our set phrase from the phrase book and being assigned a number, we went and sat on some chairs, waiting to be called up to one of the tellers. A few minutes later, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking