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Havana Day 1

Havana Day 1

We arrived in Havana in the afternoon. This, as you might expect was the highlight of our trip. We had lost time waiting for Fidel and that meant the tour was a little rushed. The bus dropped us off at the Customs House. It looks a bit disused but our local guide, Janko, assured me […]

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Vinales

Vinales

Today Anna and I went separate ways. She took the hop on hop off bus in Havana and I went to fulfill another bucket list item – watching cigars being made. I headed off in the coach with the group in inclement weather and traveled up an expressway for a couple of hours. As we […]

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Hasta la victoria siempre

Hasta la victoria siempre

We travelled in the bus for several hours through the Cuban countryside passing sugar, mango trees, paw paw, pineapples, and citrus. Eventually we came to… Australia. No, not that one but a village with the same name. We stopped for a highly promised pina colada. After a brief discussion we found they came without rum. […]

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Eduardo Che Guevara

Eduardo Che Guevara

          Today we are in Santa Clara and following up on Ernesto “Che” Guevara. When I found that Che just means someone from Argentina I was disappointed. I expected much more. Anyway, El Che made a very big impact on Cuba. He was deeply involved in the revolution and became a […]

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La Granjita, Cuba

La Granjita, Cuba

  Today we finally began our long anticipated Cuba trip. We left the hotel early and took a taxi to the Warsaw Chopin Airport. We had business class tickets but we still had to queue behind a family that seemed to take forever to check in. Once we got to the desk we were quickly […]