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  • 9 April 2017Breakfast at 8:00am and headed to the base guesthouse at 9:00am for a bicycle taxi ride through part of the old city. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/515082/large_1_DSCF9880. Posted by HimalayanPeter in Churchward in Cuba | May 26, 2017
  • 8 April 2017This morning had breakfast at 8:00am before departing Trinidad at 9:00am for our drive to Camaguey. Breakfast at the guest houses is fairly consistent, starting with a bowl of tropical fruit, fruit smoothies (generally guava), eggs pooched, scrambled, fri Posted by HimalayanPeter in Churchward in Cuba | May 23, 2017
  • 7 April 2017Today was a free day in Trinidad, so 5 of us (Graham, Barbara, Lisa, Peter & myself) decided to do the Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills) train ride. The train departed Trinidad at 9::30am, and the Posted by HimalayanPeter in Churchward in Cuba | May 20, 2017
  • Chapter 16 - CubaFasslane, Scotland - 1962 Chief Petty Officer Brian William Cooke, Royal Navy, of Her Majesties Ship Anzio, a submarine support vessel, was on “20 minute sailing alert”. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/803337/large_CPO_Cooke_..h_25th Posted by capetocape2017 in Cape to Cape 2017. By Land. Mostly | May 20, 2017
  • 6/4/2017Today was a free day in Trinidad, although this morning we had an optional tour to a waterfall for a swim. We drove to the park in the coach, and had a short hike to the waterfall. We got there Posted by HimalayanPeter in Churchward in Cuba | May 13, 2017
  • 5 May 2017At 9:00am we made our way to the base guesthouse to get the bus to Trinidad. During this trip we will be staying in guesthouses, which generally don't accommodate the entire group. As such, we are spread amongst 4 or Posted by HimalayanPeter in Churchward in Cuba | May 12, 2017
  • 4 April 2017boarded our tour coach at 9:00am in Havana to start out trip to Cienfuegos. Our first stop for the day was........Australia. This is an old sugar cane mill and village that was Fidel Castro's headquarters during the Bay of Pigs Posted by HimalayanPeter in Churchward in Cuba | May 12, 2017
  • 3rd April 2017Today was the 1st full day of the tour. Breakfast was at 8;00am on the guesthouse rooftop terrace, and at 9:00am, our tour guide Karrel, took us on an orientation tour of the main plazas in old Havana. After the Posted by HimalayanPeter in Churchward in Cuba | May 3, 2017
  • 2nd April 2017Today was a free day in Havana, as the tour does not start until the welcoming meeting at 6:00pm. After breakfast @ 8:30am, I was trying to figure out where I could change my currency on a Sunday. I could Posted by HimalayanPeter in Churchward in Cuba | May 1, 2017
  • My Trip To CubaI used Aeromexico flight to travel from Mexico to Cuba. The flight was 2 hours 55 minutes, the flight departed on July 3rd at 10:15am and arrived in Cuba Havana at 2:10pm, i checked into my hotel and ate Posted by jacy07 in Dream Trip Around The World | Apr 24, 2017
  • Varadero to Habanna ......and back to the worldMarch 29 A beauty of a morning........yes, I know, those who have read our blogs, we are always complaining about great weather.....yes, it is arrogant !!! Sonia welcomes us with us a nice breakie and we talk a bit about Posted by marcofisher in Cuba, Florida & USA Road Trip 2017 | Apr 14, 2017
  • Cienfuegos to VaraderoVARADERO SOME HISTORY.............. It’s about 5 hours northeast of Cienfuegos. The American mafia wanted to build a stretch of casinos from this peninsula all the way to Havana – so naming it the Casino Coast. However, when Castro took control from Posted by marcofisher in Cuba, Florida & USA Road Trip 2017 | Apr 12, 2017
  • Trinidad to CienfuegosCIENFUEGOS SOME HISTORY.............. Cienfuegos, is a city on the southern coast of Cuba. It is located about 250 km from Havana and 85 kilometeres from Trinidad with a population of 150,000. The city was built on a peninsula on the Bahia Posted by marcofisher in Cuba, Florida & USA Road Trip 2017 | Apr 10, 2017
  • Trinidad ......a Playa Ancon beachdayMarch 24 Having decided to meet up with Andy we wandered down to his Casa but could not get in ...most casas have grates and pretty heavy duty doors, often without doorbells, so knocking and yelling are the go to plays. Posted by marcofisher in Cuba, Florida & USA Road Trip 2017 | Apr 8, 2017
  • Trinidad.......touristing chores & plain old touristingMarch 23 We woke to the hysterical calls of the local roosters and the clippity clop of the horse carts on the street below ...the dudes driving them looked like real life cowboys, albeit with a modern touch ....... bluetooth earpieces Posted by marcofisher in Cuba, Florida & USA Road Trip 2017 | Apr 7, 2017
  • Habana to Trinidad........ and an afternoon walkaboutTRINIDAD SOME HISTORY.............. Founded in 1514, Trinidad located some 260 km SE of Habana quickly grew and later prospered in a princely fashion from the sugar-cane industry concentrated in the outlying Valle de los Ingenios. The sugar boom that Posted by marcofisher in Cuba, Florida & USA Road Trip 2017 | Apr 6, 2017
  • Habana Viejo Walkabout March 20 After a solidnight's sleep > not quite the 4 Seasons... ....... and a good shower ....note the funky shower curtain: [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/727697/90_P1090 Posted by marcofisher in Cuba, Florida & USA Road Trip 2017 | Apr 3, 2017
  • Redeye Flight > Vancouver to Habana, CubaWe would like to welcome our old readers as well as new voyeurs on this interesting combo trip >>> Cuba first ....a step into a Socialist environment followed by some rest and recreation in Florida and then a longish road Posted by marcofisher in Cuba, Florida & USA Road Trip 2017 | Mar 31, 2017
  • Motion by bike is my second nature ...I have always been a traveler. Since the age of two, I have traveled across the state or country by car numerous times with my parents. When I'm traveling, I feel a sense of calm set over me and my Posted by risajs in Bicivida = Bikelife (with twins) | Mar 10, 2017
  • Cuba . . .You may not have known this, but I'm a proponent of early education. So I assigned our children homework assignments; learn all there is to know about a country so we can visit it appropriately and not stumble around like Posted by risajs in Bicivida = Bikelife (with twins) | Mar 5, 2017
  • Cuba==Cuba== is het nu of nooit? Cuba spreekt velen tot de verbeelding; rum & sigaren onder een stralende hemel met zwoele ritmes op de achtergrond. Velen hebben ook een uitgesproken mening over Cuba als een land naar een niet-Westers model. Posted by VolgTomenRagna in Cuba | Feb 1, 2017
  • The end of the roadLinda and Al waved goodbye on Monday morning, leaving the Heselev/Hughes clan all alone. We had a couple of relaxed days before heading off ourselves. [i]Linda and Al starting their long jour Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 and '16 | Dec 23, 2016
  • The Holy TrinidadBut first we stopped at Guanaroca Lake, famous for its flamingos and birdlife. Another charismatic guide – she’d learnt English from American movies and kept saying ‘Jesus!’ and ‘My god!’ – showed us the mangroves, crabs and plants on the Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 and '16 | Dec 23, 2016
  • The French, a fort, and a farewellWe packed up and left Playa Larga, trying to understand the ramblings of the manic hostel owner with limited success. Our taxi driver seemed to know most people living around Cienfuegos, beeping and waving at just about every second car, Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 and '16 | Dec 23, 2016
  • Vamos a la playa (again)We’re now in Playa Larga (long beach) at the northern tip of the Bay of Pigs, the site of the unsuccessful CIA-supported attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro in 1961. A small number of Cuban exiles landed on this beach in Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 and '16 | Dec 18, 2016
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