Hostal Vista Park
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Travel Blogs from Santa Clara
... beer and run, so we will get enough for the rest of the trip, I`m sure she thought we are nuts when we bought 5 packs of milk.
And let’s not forget: milk is luxury here – you pay 10 US$ per gallon…. So we better enjoy every drop.
Cuban Ice cream in the parque
Let`s check out the main square…. And there we see ice cream, Paul read Cuban`s like ice ...
... a stunning victory in Santa Clara in 1958, which was the turning point of the revolution
... societal equality (everyone is equally poor).
But I digress. Because of his success (as well as a larger than life persona) Che Guevara has been immortalized in Santa Clara- his mausoleum is the single biggest attraction and it's very well done. Che is an icon, not just in Cuba, but all through Latin America. His image wearing a beret, and sporting a scruffy beard and cigar is on T-shirts ...
Santa Clara is also the burial place of Che' Guevara and its all about Che' all night and all day. You can't swing a dead cat and not hit a T-shirt with his face on it or a mural painted on a wall. There is a Che' monument and a museum and an eternal flame that was lit by Castro himself in 1991 when Che's remains were returned to Cuba from a mass grave in Bolivia. The monument is impressive but sadly, the giant statue of Che' looks more like a prop from a Planet of ...
... security was fine.
Carlos (co-owner of Autentico Pergola) was waiting patiently with a card with my name on it and a taxi, as promised. My first fear, of having to find my own way to the casa was immediately allayed. The second was shortly put to rest as I was directed to the cambio so I could get some Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC). It was a quick process but I suspect, as the guidebooks say, that they gave me a lousy rate.
The ride ...