Trip Start May 01, 2008
13Trip End May 11, 2008
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We had some good espresso at the internet cafe and then took a meander through the museums. The Museo de la Lucha Contra Bandidos was particularly worthwhile as it focused on the revolution and the consolidation of the revolution and counter-revolutionary activity. We had lunch at El Jique - it was NOT delicious and was over-priced. The afternoon was extremely warm so we had to go back to the casa and siesta. After a short repose we walked up the hill to the church Ermita de Nuestra Senora
We met up with Leigh and Kara for dinner in the main square. We thought weīd try one of the state-run restaurants, but it didnīt seem very good so we followed one of the touts to an illegal casa particular. (Close to Pablo Pichs Giron / Frank Pais). It was in a beautiful courtyard in the back of someoneīs house, and setting the whole scene was one of the biggest Ceiba trees Iīve ever seen - it must have been at least three hundred years old. The food was delicious and we had a good time. The only problem was at the end our waiter insisted that heīd quoted us a price of 7CUC for the fish when we were quite sure heīd said 6CUC. Unfortunately, that meant that he didnīt get a tip. After dinner we went for drinks at the Plaza de la Musica. Itīs a big open square set up on steps beside the church with live music. It was a great day!