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Mar 5, 2009 - Santa Clara

We stopped at Santa Clara to visit the museum and memorial to Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, the face of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. It was interesting to learn that he was an Argentine doctor and because of the need for such services, he was invited to join the Rebels led by Fidel Castro. He was referred to as 'Che' (friend in Spanish), which he adopted as his name for the rest of his life which ended in Bolivia in 1967 at age 39. He was trying to encourage another revolution. The original Army ammunition train ambushed by the Rebels is also...

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Mar 4, 2009 - Trinidad

On the way to Trinidad we visited what we're told is the world's second largest crocodile farm, the only one in Cuba allowed to harvest meat and Cienfuegos, an old colonial city founded by the French. The main square was by far the best we've seen in Cuba to date. Our hotel was nicely positioned on the beach overlooking the Caribbean ... but that was the limit to it's positives. Once again, this time for two days, no hot water...and just a trickle of cold...bummer! We've learnt that in Cuba for every three items, at least one doesn't...

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Sep 18, 2007 - CUB: Cienfuegos, Trinidad

Heute fängt unsere Entdeckungsreise per Auto ausserhalb von Havanna an. Die Beschilderung der Strassen ist katastrophal und wir verfahren uns am Anfang mehrere Male bis wir Dank vielem Fragen von Einheimischen auf der richtigen Autobahn Richtung Osten sind. In Cienfuegos (französische Kolonialstadt) dreht sich alles um den Park José Martí (Freiheitsdenker, welcher die Revolution ins Rollen brach), wo einige schöne Kolonialbauten stehen und das Villenviertel Punta Gorda, welches wie eine Zunge ins Meer hinausgeht. Von den drei gekauften CDs...

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