Hostal Santa Elena
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An hour away I arrive, and mikael as promised is waiting from me, his english is a bit like my spanish but between us we understand each other, he works for the red cross in sancti spiritus has a 5 year old boy, married and I can see is excited about climbing. Yarobi in vinales has given me his contact details, and he seems really excited that a visiting climbing has come to sancti spiritus for the weekend, there are two areas we are going to visit, which arent in ...
... Spiritus in the late afternoon, and that there were more buses from there to Santa Clara. When we met two Austrians, who wanted to go to Havana we first tried to arrange a shared taxi. Unfortunately the local transport criminals tried to screw us by agreeing on a price for a taxi ride to Santa Clara and waiting for our bus to depart before telling us that the taxi wouldn’t take us to Santa Clara for the said price. Fortunately for us the bus ...
... ve been in)– yes please, I’ll take plenty more where that came from! Such a stark contrast to where I live (much to the dismay of myself and every other woman I know).
Then it was back to the hotel to meet my tour group and for us to all go out to our first dinner in Cuba. We were a full group of 12 – two retired couples from Australia and New Zealand respectively, one family of three from London, three German guys in their twenties, my roommate Donna ...
... others on the tour were looking at the monument, Tom and I scooted over the road to where we had seen some market gardens a couple of days ago. Monty Don's series 'Around the World in 80 Gardens' included a segment on Cuban urban gardens. Essentially, these were set up with the withdrawal of Russia from Cuba in 1986. In order to feed the people and to reduce the cost of transportation of food into the cities, urban market gardens ...
... into this beautiful room with high ceilings and very much in Spanish style. The entertainment was free-in other words, it cost us nothing to be treated to two full hours of opera sung by the new Cuban Opera company. What a delight to hear the classics sung by this dynamic group of people. The tenors were my favourite, but there were wonderful sopranos, ballet dancers and even the company director whistled an entire classical piece ...