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November 8th 2008
Published: November 8th 2008
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Someone dug a whole in the ground and called it Camaguey. Well, not quiet that bad, but the place is a bit of a dump. Apparently I wouldn't feel that way if I could spend more time there - so I've been told. But on the 2 hours or so that I got to spend in the town, I have to say I wasn't that impressed with it.

The city itself has some nice buildings that have been beautifully restored. It is also the place where many of Cuba´s artists reside. We visited a photographer´s studio, a sculptor´s place and also the home of two painters. None of the items struck any chords with me, so there were no purchases.

We got hassled on the streets and in a bar for money, which is probably what put me off. It had such a different feel to the other towns we had been in so far. We didn't have any real problems, and people went away as soon as we said ´no´or gave a dirty look, but still, it´s something I´d rather not have to put up with.

We stayed in a hotel this time and it was located out of town. As it had been a long travel day to get there, followed by a quick city tour, I decided to stay in for the night while the others went out to see a show. Based on comments the next day by those who did go, I didn´t actually miss anything.

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