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Apr 10, 2014 - SB: Pico Turquino Hike

This weekend begins our spring break (SB) here in Cuba and together with the two other students, we are making three stops on the east coast of the island; Bayamo, Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa. General idea is to do a two day hike to Cuba’s highest peak, Pico Turquino, then spend 2 nights in both Santiago and Baracoa then wrap it all up with a stay at an all-inclusive in Varadero. Pre Hike Events: Pico Turqino is Cuba’s highest peak located on the Sierra Maestra range between Bayamo and Santiago de Cuba. It stands over 5200ft and has 4...

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Xela 2012

Feb 6, 2014 - Sierra Maestra and overnight in S Domingo

Thursday 6 Feb We left behind our 5 star living driving out of Santiago through the old American quarter with very fancy houses. The fanciest by far was the one which had belonged to the Bacardi family. Arriving in Cuba and knowing nothing about rum making they grew into a prosperous company and rich family – some of them buried in the cemetery we visited yesterday. After the revolution they left Cuba and the property, house, warehouses full of rum and all were confiscated so the house is now a school and the warehouses are still full of...

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Cuba and Colombia

Feb 1, 2014 - Bayamo

Saturday 1 February to Bayamo 8:30 start heading to Bayamo via Camaguey where we stop for lunch. We often crossed the single railway track but saw no trains. Even with a ticket you may wait a week for your train not to appear. Transport is very limited and limiting. Lots of people along the road try to hitch lifts in the few vehicles that pass. The roads are mainly empty of traffic. The difficulty is for people to find a job and to be able to get to it – with little or no transport. We had a couple of stops including lunch in Camaguey...

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Cuba and Colombia

Nov 22, 2005 - Bayamo (i.p.v. Manzanillo)

We vervolgdeen onze weg naar Manzanillo en al snel bleek dat het enige hotel hier vol zit. Zodoende gestrand in Bayamo en geslapen in een Casa Particular. Ze spreken hier nauwelijks tot geen engels, dus ons spaans wordt op de proef gesteld. Met handen en voeten lukt dat wel! De mensen zijn uiterst vriendelijk en behulpzaam en we slapen, eten en ontbijten bij de mensen thuis voor nog geen 40 euro. Good deal! We hebben geprobeerd de site bij te werken, maar de verbinding was instabiel. Na een half uur hebben we de moed maar opgegeven.

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