Monthly Archives: March 2017

Exploring Cienfuegos.

I fell in love with Cienfuegos the moment I stepped off the Viazul bus, which had left Viñales at 06:45 and dropped me off in Cienfuegos at around 14:30. I was met by a middle aged gentlemen who was holding … Continue reading

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Charming Cienfuegos.

La ciudad que más me gusta a mí (the city I like the best) singer Benny Moré once said of his home city in the song ‘Cienfuegos.’ He wasn’t the settlement’s only cheerleader. Cuba’s so called Perla del Sur (Pearl … Continue reading

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Moda 2017 – Viñales.

Fashion (show) 2017 – Viñales: Next stage: Cienfuegos. Please like & share:

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Have a cigar.

The fragrant aroma of a fine cigar is an unmistakable scent and within Cuba, its smoky drift can be traced back to Pinar del Río province, the world’s premier place to grow tobacco. The region is a rolling rustic canvas … Continue reading

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Spectacular Viñales.

Embellished by soaring pine trees and bulbous limestone cliffs that teeter like top-heavy haystacks above placid tobacco plantations, Parque Nacional Viñales is one of Cuba’s most magnificent natural settings. Wedged spectacularly into the Sierra de los Órganos mountain range, this … Continue reading

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The reality of life in Havana.

Public transport – buses: I’ve had to deal with some fairly arduous bus journeys over the years but few compare with todays adventure. Bus travel in Havana is not for the faint hearted. I have never experienced such crowded public … Continue reading

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The Cuban Currency & Public Transport.

 There are two types of currency in Cuba – CUC and CUP. 1 Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) = 1 US Dollar = £0.78 GBP. 25 National Pesos (CUP) = 1 Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC). The National Peso (CUP). This currency … Continue reading

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Planning ahead? You’ve got to be kidding!

Mary Miro (Casa Mary), the lady who had helped arrange my stay with Loly, met me this morning – to go through my itinerary for the rest of Cuba. This is not my usual style of travelling; I prefer spontaneity … Continue reading

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Exploring Havana on foot.

Walking around Havana is like being in an action movie – your senses are on constant overdrive. Around every corner there is something new, something that stretches your imagination. The city is like nothing I have ever experienced before – … Continue reading

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Havana.

When I think of Cuba, I always think of my first night back in Havana after a break. I recall the busy atmospheric streets, the snapshots of lives lived out in the open, and the unmistakable aromas: tropical papaya mixed … Continue reading

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