Blogs from Cuba, Central America Caribbean - page 62


Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Centro » Trinidad February 10th 2007

after a very good nights sleep at Jesus' and a delicious homemade brekkie we set off for our 2nd home - the bus station. so we finally decided that Trinidad is where the sun is shining and get ourselves on the first bus out of the city in search of salsa, mojitos and big fat cigars.... 5 hours later we arrive in the beautiful town of Trinidad on the south coast. we have nothing planned or booked and we rock up at Tati's casa at La Boca beach where the sun is shining (strongly!) and the Caribbean sea is calling us... A quick lunch consisting of yet more beer and a mountain of cheese is followed by a spot of sunbathing and swimming and local boys exciting themselves at the sight of us in the sea ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana February 5th 2007

So here we are in La Habana - its pretty cloudy and raining - not exactly what we expected! Got pissed on the plane watching Jackass and Borat and arrived 1.5 hours late due to mist in London! we were greeted by a massive queue at immigration and we somehow managed to be the last to go through - and then......there was a power failure and we were left searching for our bags in the dark!! Taxi ride to hotel was pretty spectacular - vintage cars and people, buildings, music, the smell of tobacco in the air - a million miles from Londres... Our plan was to go and explore the city but instead we fell asleep and woke up this morning completely confused.. Today we had breakfast on the roof overlooking the city - got ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana January 10th 2007

Hello! I Kuba fanns inget internet, sa det har ar forsta gangen vi har mojlighet att skriva pa bloggen. Vi ar nu i Honduras pa en o som heter Roatan. Kuba var en upplevelse. Nu ar det bevisat att kommunism inte fungerar. Vi hade last om hur det skulle vara i Kuba, men inte hade vi forstatt att det skulle vara som det var. Husen var utanpa i sa daligt skick i Havanna att det inte var klokt. Smutsiga och fula. Manniskor ids inte satta pengar pa sina hus, atminstane inte pa att fixa utsidan, eftersom det inte ar deras egendom och de ar radda att staten tar dem av dem om de ser bra ut. Nar vi blev dumpade av taxichaufforen pa gatan kvallen vi kom till Havanna visste vi nog inte alls vad vi ... read more
Rosalita i Trinidad
Gata i Trinidad

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste January 1st 2007

Liz in Cuba Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Cuba By Liz78 January 1st 2007I compiled photos from other peoples cameras to get some photos of me for you to look at for a change. Don't want you forgetting what I look like now.... read more
Cart ride
Madrid airport
Camaguey market


Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana January 1st 2007

Oliver: we have arrived EN CUBA! and have begun stocking up on che guevara shirts and memorabilia. Its amazing to see how these people have survived through the us embargo. But they persevere. Cuba is very different because unlike most of the world it is a planned economy as a opposed to a market driven economy. However it is not the socialist government that has at all crippled the cuban economy but the US embargo and its banning of all flights into cuba. The cubans have free health care and free education (all the way through uni), the life expectancy is around 77-80 (highest in all latin america and higher than parts of the US EVEN) and every1 can read and write also it has quite possibly the lowest people per docters in the world ( ... read more
viva la cuba
Museo de la revolucion

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana December 23rd 2006

This is my first week in Cuba. Will put up the second week sometime, hopefully.... read more
At the beach.
My favourite guy in Cuba
Crazy windows

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana November 26th 2006

Hey Guys Viva la Cuba libre!! Cuba is so amazing, the music is fantastic, the art is incredible, the people are wonderful, the countryside is beautiful but wouldn´t you believe it, Havana smells really bad!. Food is very simple and found in the strangest of places. Phrase of the week ' No Habla Espaniol '. Made a quick purchase down a dark alley on Wills Birthday of a box of the top of the line Cuban Cohiba Cigars. Is beno! Must dash, love to all. Will include amazing images soon! Ciao ... read more
Cuban Cowboys!
Dog Man in Cuba

Central America Caribbean » Cuba November 21st 2006

15.11.06 Gegen 07.00 Uhr standen wir auf. Giuseppe machte sich parat, aber ich hatte eigentlich noch keine Lust dazu. Zudem wussten wir noch nicht genau, wohin wir eigentlich gehen wollen. Dies mussten wir nun zuerst ausdiskutieren und es artete mal wieder ein bisschen aus. Irgendwie versteht mich Giuseppe wohl staendig falsch oder ich spreche sehr undeutlich. Nun ja, ich teilte einfach mit, dass ich auf jeden Fall nach Gibara gehen wuerde und mein Kompromiss war, dass wir danach gleich weiterreisen koennen statt nochmals eine Nacht in Holguín zu bleiben. Damit war er einverstanden. Wir packten also unsere Sachen und fragten Julio nochmals wegen dem Bus nach Gibara. Er rief kurz beim Terminal an und erhielt die Auskunft, dass ein Bus um 09.00 Uhr nach Gibara fahren wuerde. Es war jedoch schon 08.15 Uhr und zum Terminal ... read more
auf dem Weg nach Gibara
auf dem Weg nach Gibara
auf dem Weg nach Gibara

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana November 21st 2006

Habana Cuba as the first comunist country that Andrea and I visit was for bad and good, quite an experience. Habana Vieja, the oldest part of the city its a colonial jewel, and although almost all the constructions are very deteriorated, the beautiful spanish architecture combined with the fantastic energy of son savior music set up Habana to still catch your senses with an eclectic atmosphere of time stillnes, son, rum and sea. The Malecon (sea front) is where most of cubans go to take a sea dip, chill out, drink havana rum, meet with friends and at sunset it becomes a trully magical scenery. There is a double life in Cuba, one for nationals and other for foreigners. Since November 2004 Castro prohibited US Dollar currency and create the peso convertible to replace it. This ... read more
Malecon Sunset
Revolutionary look

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