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Jul 23, 2016 - Trinidad

On Day 6 we headed to Trinidad. It is also a World Heritage City and was founded in 1514. Trinidad is cobble stoned and quaint. It really has an old world charm about it. We did a city walking tour and peeked into a Catholic Church service in the center of town. I don't equate a strong religious presence with communism but religion is alive and well in Cuba. We continued on to an all inclusive beach resort to spend the night. Americans are not supposed to go the beach when in Cuba, we are only supposed to visit Cuba using one of the twelve...

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Feb 8, 2014 - camaguey overnight and Trinidad via S. Spiritus

8 and 9 February The hotel would have been a very interesting building to visit – old colonial style with verandas on the first floor overlooking the ground and our rooms were off the landing – a bit like cells. Inside they were quite small and the foam mattress and lots of noise coming up from the ground floor where the bar and restaurant were did not make it an easy overnight. Apparently this is the best on offer with 10 + bedrooms. The town is quite pretty and being painted rapidly in order to be ready for its 500 year anniversary....

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Feb 19, 2013 - La Boca Snorkleing

I am sitting out on our porch a little after 7 in the morning. Our wonderful hostess, Mallan just brought me cup of strong coffee. Living in a village we have adapted to the rhythms of the people here. By 7 am or so we hear the sounds of the town waking up - roosters, dogs, music, little children getting ready for school, people calling out to each other. At night it is pretty quiet. None of us are party people so after dinner we read, write & choose pictures for this blog and play cribbage. Peggy Well, it is now 12 hours later and I am...

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Feb 14, 2013 - Ancon (The beach)

La Playa Ancon – white sandy beach, thatched beach umbrellas, water just cool enough to be refreshing, a tropical breeze fluttering – it all came together today for a wonderfully lazy relaxing time. We even arrived at the beach in style in a 1950 Chevrolet Torpedo in a lovely mint green color. The car was green, not the passengers. Later we stopped at a wonderfully local bar on the beach for 50 cent beers an wonderfully fresh fish and chicken plates, accompanied by crispy fried banana slices which were I kid you not better than french...

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Feb 12, 2013 - La Boca

February 11, 2013 Made it to La Boca, outside of Trinadad, where we plan to spend time lazing on the beach, snorkeling, and drinking rum (only because the water is not to be trusted). The bus from Habana to Trinidad took 5 ½ hours, which is difficult to fathom when one looks at a map of Cuba. My pedometer, which will hereafter be referred to as “The Precious”, is misbehaving – on the bus ride over, it somehow decided that I took over 2000 stairsteps and 18,000 steps. Granted, the bus ride was a bit rocky, perhaps it was thinking I was...

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Feb 15, 2010 - Trinidad

February 15 – Trinidad Joanne's fever broke during the night and she woke up with an appetite! What a way to lose a few pounsd! The antibiotics and other medications have worked wonders. We will take it easy today with a relaxing stroll through town and a taxi to the beach. After three days of fever and zero appetite or energy, it will be good to be out and about together. We may update again tomorrow before leaving for Santa Clara. The taxi to the beach (8CUC one way) takes us the 11 or so kilometers along a totally unmarked two lane road....

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Feb 14, 2010 - Trinidad

February 14 - Trinidad This morning finds Joanne imagining she has some energy and we ask our hostess for some french toast, mango and orange juice. Victor adds coffee to the menu and watches as Joanne valiantly attempts to eat all. The energy is still not there and she finishes a portion of it and retires to rest in bed yet again. Our hopes to visit the nearby beach (11km away) of Trinidad is in jeopardy. Our hosts have touted it as rivaling that of Varadero with less tourists and we are anxious to visit, but for now we will just have to...

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Feb 13, 2010 - Trinidad

February 13 - Trinidad Joanne's improvement is taking longer than expected and the rice and beans she had hoped to enjoy last night turns out to be a piece of bread and an early bed. Victor ventured out solo again to chat with our hosts and wander into town for a bite to eat and a chance to listen to some music. The prospect of spaghetti brought Victor to a Pizza Restaurant that promised some spaghetti con salsicha (sausage). Turns out they are out of sausage and they substituted ham. Not exactly what was hoped for, but it will have to do....

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Feb 12, 2010 - Trinidad

February 12 - On Hold In Trinidad Whatever bug hit Joanne Thursday night has basically put her out of commission.Today, other than getting up to go for a walk and admire our host's beautiful 1956 Chevy, and another venture out to the Parque Cespedes, Joanne has stayed in with no energy, but improving. Those of us who have had this condition know it takes at least a day or two to begin feeling normal. Since Joanne has been out of commission, Victor has had a great deal of opportunity to speak to the locals and walk around to learn things...

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Feb 11, 2010 - Vinales to Trinidad

February 11 - Vinales to Trinidad What a difference a day makes. Leaving the cold & windy climate of Vinales brings us to the warmth of Trinidad, but not until 6 long hours on a cramped mini bus with a passenger that got quite car sick. The city of Trinidad is lovely. But the big surprise was the wonderful casa particular we were referred to. The first one (written up in Lonely Planet) was booked up and we were quite wary about going to another after the referral in Vinales didn't quite live up to our lowest expectations. However, this one...

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Jun 24, 2009 - Sea, horses, and the square

Woken by Abel telling us we were late – but we were never told a time! Group all there waiting. Jesus made us sandwiches to take and we to the bus and off to the beach at an old hotel. We had planned to do some snorkeling but the surf was too high. A beautiful beach but very hot. Ella did some stretching and I took a walk down the beach. Ella gives a massage to Elaine and I buy a bunch of pizzas and fresh pineapple – haggle a bit. Eat mine and give Ella some but she said I didn’t understand what she was doing and threw it away. Not the best...

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Jun 23, 2009 - Hike and jump

Up and breakfast. Ella wasn’t feeling well so she stayed at the house. I head out with the group for a bus ride and a 3.6 km walk to a waterfall past a reconstructed peasant’s house. Hot but not too bad. Waterfall actually a cascade. I jumped in at the base from two meters up – then from five meters into a deep pool at the base. Quite the leap! A small cave near the waterfall had a muddy beach and bats on the ceiling. Back up to the jump and jump with Timika who would not do it alone (she couldn’t swim). Helped her back to shore where we...

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Cuba and rum

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