- 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
- Lotsa trees in Las TerrazasBetween Havana and Viñales there’s a lot of agriculture – coffee, tobacco and vegetables, mostly. But there’s a patch of lush vegetation, which was conserved and restored in the 1960s by early environmentalists, concerned about deforestation in Cuba. They Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 and '16 | Dec 18, 2016
- Down in the valleyThe rain kept coming as we left Havana, and water was splashing over the sea wall, flooding the Malecón. We were lucky to be heading off.
The weather wasn’t exactly sunny three hours away in Viñales either, but at least it Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 and '16 | Dec 18, 2016
- Havana go back there already (parte dos)Our second day was just as busy as the first. Leyanis picked us up again in the morning, and took us to a cigar factory in modern Havana. The cigar-smoking guide told us about the great conditions the workers have, Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 and '16 | Dec 17, 2016
- Havana go back there already (parte una)Followers of this blog will know that I have a habit of comparing places, and often ranking them. This often isn’t really fair – it’s hardly a controlled trial, and might be heavily affected by the weather, health, and luck Posted by samoline in Samoline 2015 and '16 | Dec 17, 2016
- Cuban Life Revealed (1 Good and 1 Bad)Imagine waking up one morning to find you are living in the 1950s where food rationing is still the norm, you have to boil the tap water if you want to drink it, it will take all of your lunch Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Oct 20, 2016
- Coppelia: A National Obsession (1 Good)Coppelia is one of the most popular family treats in Cuba. It is essentially an outdoor ice cream parlour serving various flavoured scoops of ice cream in moneda nacional (1 peso = 1 scoop which is roughly 4 or Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Oct 18, 2016
- CubaDay 1
We caught the bus to the airport. I was starving! We flew to Cuba. I had the worst snack ever on the plane; A PACKET OF CRISPS! We were desperate for food and drink and Posted by edandsuet in Thomas's Great Adventure | Nov 12, 2016
- Shared Taxi to Trinidad in Kanye West Style (1 Good)After discovering that a shared taxi from Habana to Trinidad door to door would cost less than a Viazul tourist bus after factoring in the taxi fares to the central bus station to buy the ticket and then return with Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Oct 10, 2016
- The Languid Waitress - Am I Bothered? Whatever! (1 Bad)Ordering food in a cafe/restaurant away from the plush, atmospheric places in Habana Vieja surrounding the historic plazas with freshly laundered tablecloths, staff that welcome you to your table and polished glassware, is a comedy of errors. In fact, Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Oct 7, 2016
- Casa Particulares, Cuba (1 Good)Casa Particulares in Cuba are rooms in family homes that are rented out to tourists with breakfast as extra (desayuno is generally around 5 pounds per person).
Our first casa was in Centro Habana, a dilapidated, crumbling neighbourhood of Habana, which Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Oct 6, 2016
- Bad Choices Make Good Stories, Cuba (1 Bad)I was brought swiftly down to earth about the realities of backpacking within the first few hours of arriving in Cuba, but I am trying not to let our first few negative moments colour the rest of our Cuban escapade. Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Oct 4, 2016
Our Cuba trip was organised online as we could not find any travel agents able to assist. We booked a one way flight to Havana and two nights accommodation at the Hotel Pl Posted by paulymx in Paul & Shelly's World Tour 2016 | Aug 3, 2016
- CubaVery early this Monday morning, I returned from my choir's week-long tour to Havana, Cuba. It was possibly the most eye-opening trip of my entire life, and the entire choir was changed by this tour.
As the first youth choir to Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Jul 6, 2016
- ViñalesThe journey from Trinidad to Viñales took about 8 hours in total - it was hot, sticky, and really uncomfortable. Poor Billy was hungry most of the way too, so it wasn't the easiest of transfers! However, as we Posted by chasingsummer in Chasing Forever Summer | Jun 20, 2016
- Trinidad, CubaWhile we were still in Havana, we heard there was a huge celebration for 2 things in Cuba on the 2nd of May. First up was the celebration for the international day of the worker, and second was the arrival Posted by chasingsummer in Chasing Forever Summer | Jun 18, 2016
- Finally made it to CubaDespite my parents giving Billy and I money towards tickets for Christmas to go to Cuba, we had never found the ideal time to actually go. Billy and I were at a local pool bar in Cabarete when we Posted by chasingsummer in Chasing Forever Summer | Jun 13, 2016
- HavanaCuba--a place that seems to spark the imagination. A place where everyone wants to go, even those that have already been. Havana is stunning and really one of the most beautiful and different places. I spend 3 days exploring Havana, Posted by wangxuanyu in my dream trip around the world | May 30, 2016
- Havana, CubaHavana, the capital of Cuba, is the largest city in the Caribbean, and one of the most culturally rich urban centres in the world. The city's appreciation of its glorious colonial past is on display at a dizzying array of Posted by wangxuanyu in my dream trip around the world | May 30, 2016
- Viva Cuba!My last visit to Cuba was a decade ago; a lot can change in ten years – myself included. The last time I went there was no mention of amnesty with the Americans. Meanwhile, in April of 2016 there are Posted by madrugada in Destination (Un)known. | May 26, 2016
- Don't blink![float=left][/float]I booked an all inclusive 1 week trip to Cuba ([[https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g147275-d6 Posted by ScottK in Cuba in a week. | Apr 25, 2016
- HIGHLIGHTS OF MY HAVANA
Since I have a five hour lay over here in Halifax airport, I figure I would jot down a few things of note about Havana and my experience there. My typical reflection post.
1. I l Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | Feb 6, 2016