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Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Matanzas » Matanzas February 1st 2019

Day 11. Cuba. Playa Larga Thursday 31 Jan 19 33 miles of flat country. Another bright day and a look around the local souvenir market setting up on the street before we go by coach to our start point. We left a scruffy village in 42 degrees and headed out through the swamp to an oasis selling soft drinks and coffee (out of a flask) which tastes good and not like the drip coffee of Oregon. It was good to see everyone cycling today for the first time since the first day, all illnesses banished. Next stop was a museum of the ‘Bay of Pigs’ invasion by the Americans of 1961 at Playa Giron. There were old tanks, trucks, guns and aircraft on display outside with large photos and narrative about the battle. Unfortunately only in ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Matanzas » Matanzas December 25th 2017

Havana the capitol of the republic of Cuba and the largest city with a population of 2.1 million inhabitants. It spans 728 sq kms, the 4th largest in the Caribbean region. It stretches westward to southern with 3 bays. The Almendares rivers traverses the city. The city attracts millions of tourists and is very safe with a lot of history.The tunnel entering the city under the sea is 18m wide & 1800 meters long. Plaza Vieja History at stand with art fro the past, customs from past and presant. Everything you need is here including the Hemmingway bar & Hotel 100 years old. Mercado de orient spices from India from Marco Polo days. Museum of guns. No guns allowed on the street of Cuba AT ALL. Camara Ciscra hotel, Plaza de la revolutionary is the largest ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Matanzas » Matanzas December 23rd 2017

Adventure to thd by of the pigs is an inlet of the gulf of Cazones on the southern coast of Cuba. By 1910 it was included in the Santa Clara province. The invasion was a failed attempt from the CIA April 1961. The invasion was defeated within three days by the cuba revolutionary Army. We left the hotel on a beautiful sunny day on coraterra centro libre highway rd running north to south. Plentiful farmland of lush crops, oranges, corn, bannanas, onion, yuka,beans, sugar cane, guava, lemons, peanuts, coffee, beef, dairy, pigs, chicken, and egg farms. Also soap factories, bio medical labs for human and animals medicine development. The town of Cornia was an army training center every male after graduation must take 2 years in the army. Drove through Colesel, Isabel, and San Marco's and ... read more
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