Author Archives: Paul and Rosemary

Return to Havana

March 10, 2017 After a half day in the Viñales area, we spent the rest of the afternoon travelling back to Havana, with a brief stop at a roadside café. We got back to the Hotel Sevilla at about 3 … Continue reading

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Viñales

March 8, 2017 After a day of driving from Santa Clara, we finally reached our hotel in Viñales, Rancho San Vicente, at about 6:30 pm, and there were already six tour buses parked outside. After signing in we went to … Continue reading

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Santa Clara

March 7, 2017 Yesterday was a busy day, but today would be a different kind of busy day; we were up early to have breakfast before our long bus ride to Santa Clara. The trip would take about ten hours. … Continue reading

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Santiago de Cuba

March 5, 2017 After returning from the Sierra Maestra our trusty bus met us at Bartolomeo Masó, and we headed towards Santiago de Cuba, where we would spend the next two nights. The trip took almost three hours and took … Continue reading

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Sierra Maestra

March 4, 2017 The bus met us outside Camagüey’s food market and off we went towards the eastern mountains. We stopped briefly in Las Tunas for lunch and then continued through the landscape of sugar cane and cattle farms towards … Continue reading

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Camagüey

March 3, 2017 This morning the tent was a bit wet, not from rain but from dew. However the inside was basically dry, except for a few slightly damp things. For breakfast we had scrambled eggs, bread with honey, and … Continue reading

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Topes de Collantes

March 1, 2017 We were up at our usual time, 6:45 am, to finish packing and have breakfast. Today we were heading to the mountains of Topes de Collantes National Park for some hiking, and the bus was picking us … Continue reading

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