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Mar 29, 2014 - La Ciudad de Matanzaz

I continued my “weekends out of Havana” tour, with a possible overnight trip to the city of Matanzas which lies 2 hours east of Havana in the Matanzas province. This town is the capital of Cuba’s sanitaria religion developed by African slaves as a mechanism to preserve their culture when the slave master’s outlawed it. From my last trip to Playa Girón, I got the put in touch with a casa particular out there and talked to the owner a bit about trips in that area. Like Las Terrazas, the proximity of Matanzas, made me consider making it a day...

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Xela 2012

Feb 24, 2013 - Jibacoa etc.

Friday, February 22, 2013 Today Peggy, Barb M. and I launched another successful hunt to bag the elusive accessible internet connection. It was amazingly (sadly, and ultimately predictably) comforting to be able to check e-mail and peruse headlines for news of home and the outside world. It seems the world is still turning without my help, which continues to surprise me. Using the Spanish keyboard was also an adventure, as what is embossed on the keys is not necessarily what shows up in the typescript. I never did figure out how to type in...

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Feb 22, 2013 - Jibacoa

February 19, 2013 Tuesday What an interesting day as we left Vinales. It was sad to leave the Casa Particular and Nene, who seemed bemused by the lot of us. “Our man in Havana”, Leo arranged transportation this morning to the beach at Jibacoa, I think east of Habana, but I am turned around. We piled into a three seat car with all of our luggage and three men and took off. Passed by Habana and arrived at a new Casa Particular run by Idalmis and Aresky. I believe that we are their first guest so they are getting a feel for what to provide....

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Feb 22, 2013 - Veradera

We all hopped into our local taxi vehicle today, which seemed much less crowded with only 6 of us in the car, and headed over to Varadero. This is advertised as the best beach in Cuba, and we were duly delivered to a lovely, sandy, white beach overlooking the beautiful variegated blue waters of the Atlantic. The water was refreshing, the sand inviting. Barb M managed to charm her way into allowing us to stay on some very comfy chaise lounges under the shade of some palm trees at a rather swank hotel, and their beachside barman kept us plied...

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