Hotel Be Live Turquesa
Travel Blogs from Varadero
We are in Cienfuegos. I am ending my day at the Hotel Jagua in Room 606, eight doors down from Room 614 where Castro slept on the evening of August 18, 1960. But I am getting ahead of my story.
The day began with breakfast at the Hotel Melia Varadero which I mention only because they have not one, but two enormous buffets. For our morning activities, we drive back to Matanzas, passing the only golf course in Cuba-nine holes. One of the men in the ...
... return"). These men constitute the "Cuban Five" whom were taken prisoner by the US for attempted terrorism against US Cuban citizens in 1998. Cuba argues that they are innocent, but the US does not. Tack another reason up on the grudge board between the US and Cuba that I learned today.
After lunch in Santa Clara, we drove to Varadero - a popular tourist beach and sister city to Cancun. In our resort, there are LOTS of Canadians. I think we're the only white ...
... other number from Australia (thanks FE) we got through but the line quality wasn’t great so I’m not entirely sure whether they’ll actually be home or if it’s a cousin’s place we are going to – we’ll see tomorrow.
*When we arrived from Matanzas we called Yadillis again from the casa and she said they only had one room for the 2 nights but she’s organised for us to go to a friend’s place which is where we are ...
... hoping that you’ll throw a bit of beef their way. I know it’s an all inclusive cafeteria felix, but you don’t have a hotel band around your little wrist now do you? Go and bother the mugs at table four who appear to think they’re employed by Pet Rescue.
An interesting fact you may or may not know about Cuba is that only locals can retrieve Cuban currency and tourists are not given real cash but instead ‘monopoly money’. I imagine ...
... The food is quite nice and not to heavy with us, the tour guide said that we will have a trip walking later.
It was a wonderful day in Sapa, walking in those gorgeous glens and we stopped off at a village or two to smile at locals and pull faces at the super-cute children in their house. The village I remembered it has a funny named Cat Cat. Cat Cat Village offered some breathtaking rice paddy views. We took about a 2-3 km hike through the village. ...
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