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... our travels we've just seen too many populations that simply don't have the opportunity to flourish because of the governance of tyrants, thugs, corrupt officials, radicals, and blind ideologues (with the shared characteristic of owning all of the guns in the country). In Cuba a small group of inspired ideologues defeated a slightly larger, but uninspired, collection of government/dictator troops ushering in 50+ years of communist rule that ...
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 ...
... applause - Is this a habit for people travelling to vacation destinations? - and 31 degrees (sorry Tim!) There was a fairly long line through immigration but it was fairly quick as they had a lot of inspectors. I was made to stand against a wall and be photographed.
The inspector was concerned that I was travelling alone and that I couldn't come up with the address for Autentico Pergola.
I was finally let go and the rest of the ...
... were decorations around the tops of the doors. We were absolutely taken aback with the beauty of this room.
We walked out still in awe and walked over to the Museum of Decorative Arts. Despite being a little expensive, plus an extra charge to take photos, we had an English-speaking guide take us through room by room. I could not believe my eyes. The house belonged to a sugar baron, who had a penchant for fine goods imported from France, ...
... way we make them, but we reckon it's to hide the sweat shop way of making them. But the workers are happy to have a job as the unemployment is very high in Cuba and the average wage is $16 USD a month.
The next morning we went to Che´s memorial grave and museum of his life which was really interesting. Junior loved it. After we caught a taxi back to ...
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