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Oct 15, 2018 - Cienfuegos Cuba – Empress of the Seas

Our other port of call in Cuba was Cienfuegos. I liked it a lot better than Havana. They seemed to take pride in their city and have come up with money from somewhere to paint the buildings in colorfully. They also had a nice boulevard throughout the town with grass in the center and benches where people could sit and rest and visit. It was much more inviting to me than Havana was. There also weren’t peddlers trying to sell you things like peanuts every where we turned. (Several peddlers interrupted our tour in Havana, much to my...

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Retired at Last!

May 8, 2018 - Cienfuegos, Cuba

A good night rest it was another great breakfast at the BnB again for 5 CUC, then out for another walk around the town going to the top of the bell tower of a old church, back to room and checked out,then off to the bus station for the trip to Cienfuegos. This was a ride of 1 1/2 hours getting in the late afternoon. As I came out of the bus station another group of taxi drivers and BnB people wanting you to go with them, above the yelling I hear my name from across the street and my BnB host was there saying don't need a taxi just come...

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Mexico and Cuba 2018

Dec 19, 2017 - Arrived at Cienfuegos

Having major issues with WiFi if you did not receive Cuba Major disappointment, very sad existence very sad country. Unfortunately, no different than Havana , did have the opportunity to see and hear about the bay of pigs from the Cuban side, Fiedel was a god and still is, the cities are open air laundry mats, wet clothes are everywhere, interesting but will never be back, at sea heading to Jamaica.

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May 7, 2017 - Cienfuegos

We are off on the tour to El Nicho (the niche....we go up into the hills and then down into a lower area) today and arranged for our breakfast to be ready at 7:00am as we are being picked up in front of the radio station just down the road. Breakfast was a plate of fruit (mango, banana and paw paw), omelette with cheese and ham, little pastries with our coffee and toast with jam. We haven't eaten so much that early in the day since we left home. We had an interesting chat about Cuba, it's people and anthropology with our host Luis Manuel...

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May 6, 2017 - Trinidad to Cienfuegos

More packing up not that we have too much to pack as we are only carrying our backpacks around. We settled up our bill for beers and water with our hosts and walked up to the bus station. Tried to buy tickets for the trip to Cienfuegos. The ticket man didn't want to know us at the time and I assumed it was because they were getting another bus off on its journey. Then one of the other guys indicated that Peter and I go with him and hustled us onto the bus. Pete asked about tickets and were told we could buy on board. Hmmmm...unusual....

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Apr 23, 2017 - Vinales to Cienfuegos to Trinidad

Vinales to Cienfuegos to Trinidad At 8:30 this morning we were all packed and ready, waiting for our bus. As we waved goodbye to Vinales the long journey to Cienfuegos stretched before us. As soon as the bus reached the highway where the road was no longer winging and undulations, Abel put on a film about Fidel Castro. I was expecting something jingoistic and propaganda like but this seemed to be a very fair and straightforward biography. Fidel was certainly an impressive man and he did thumb his nose at the US. It is quite amazing that a...

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Mar 2, 2017 - Cienfuegos

Today was our longest driving day, but we had a long and interesting stop in Cienfuegos, a picturesque town located on the sea. The main square is a UNESCO World Heritage site and this town was the most touristy we've been to yet. Doubtless the German cruise ship that was in port had something to do with that. We walked a vendor street in our free time and it looked like we could have seen much more in this pretty town. However, we had a morning concert to attend, given by a professional caliber choir subsidized by the government. It is...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Cienfuegos

We left Havana and headed to the southern coast of Cuba. The city of Cienfuegos, a World Heritage City founded in 1819, was our destination. The ride took us through some beautiful country and we stopped at the Hecto Cresp Farm for a lesson in organic agriculture and a delicious lunch. I was fascinated by the roadside billboards touting socialism. After a city walk, we headed out to the Jardin Botanico Soledad. The institute was founded in 1901 as a sugar cane research center and now is used to study of the flora of tropical areas. We had a...

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Cuba Adventure 2016

May 17, 2014 - Trinidad & Cienfuegos

Continuing with the bad vibe from La Isla last week, I had to force myself to continue traveling around to the last two towns on the island I wanted to visit in the beginning. At this point, I am low on motivation and a bit cross with the weather. It keeps raining the mosquito air force is now in full swing. All I do is itch and scratch. For these two cities, I got an official tour type deal which includes a ride from Havana, walking tour of Cienfuegos, ride to Trinidad for the night and solo walking tour then a stop at a beach. Real boring...

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Xela 2012

Mar 23, 2014 - Bay of Pigs

It was really nice to get out of the pollution in Havana last weekend so I am on a roll to get out of it as much to see the country side. The combination of hot weather and crystal clear water just makes this boy want to blow unlimited bubbles. Cuba is the best place I have done scuba thus far. This past weekend, I took a solo trip to the Bay of Pigs in the south of the Matanzas province to get some more dives done. I planned to go with some people but they bailed last minute which was fine because I was only interested in spending time in...

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Xela 2012

Aug 9, 2008 - Cienfuegos

Set in a large bay on the southern coast, Cienfuegos (also known as the pearl of the south) was recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Although attractive in part with some excellent architecture (including the Palacio de Valle built in 1917 which retains many of it´s original fittings - including the lady pianist we think - with a most wonderful rooftop terrace for cocktails) we considered the guide book hype unwarranted. Hired a moped (Easy Rider - yeah) for a day trip to a nearby beach at Rancho Luna. The weather continued to...

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Apr 4, 2007 - cienfuegos

we then moved onto cienfuegos... we had planned to stay here for 2 nights but well basically we didnt like it... firstly the beach was rubbish, we had to drop it like it was hot.. rubbish.. we stayed in a nice casa who also recomended a good casa in trinidad which was where we were headed... Daniel was sick here so me and Lou went out and had the best mojito's of the trip, but other than that we didnt do much.. we tried to find a nice place to eat but there was nothing... we eventually found a place that only had pork... it was a nice...

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