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Epic colonial architecture, libidinous young salsa dancers, Che Guevara murals, white-powder sandy beaches, swaying fields of sugar cane - the images of Cuba are as transfixing as they are timeless. This is an island of unique historical heritage floating amid a sea of encroaching globalisation. Travel in Cuba can involve anything from sipping mojittos at an all-inclusive resort in Varadero to scraping the spit and sawdust off your shoes outside the Casa de las Tradiciones in Santiago. The burgeoning tourist sector rubs up against the Cuba of communist myth.

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Photos: Che it Ain't So: Travels in Changing Cuba

Sun, 9 Apr 2017 | By william1 | Photo Gallery

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Second World Problems

Sun, 9 Apr 2017 | By william1 | Views [47]

Departures from airports are almost always inauspicious. In my case, the trip I had been longing to make began with a bad-tempered New Zealander at the chech-in desk at Gatwick, who asked gruffly for my passport and visa; an unpleasant cup of stryrofoam ... Read more >

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Day 12 (1/1): Havana

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 | By cee_402 | Views [7]

  Wakes up at 8 am; Had breakfast at neighborhood joint; Walked along Malecon and took local bus (R11) to the Fort (Castillo de los Tres Santos Reyes Magnos del Morro) and back; Checked out / Walked around Old Havana and ... Read more >

Day 11 (31/12): Vinales --> Havana

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 | By cee_402 | Views [6]

  Had breakfast at Hostel at 7:30 am. Nice view at the courtyard. Cambio opens at 8:30 am, so headed over to stand in line for money cambio. Rented bikes (9:45 am) and rode to Cueva del Indio. Visited Cueva del Indio, ... Read more >

Day 10 (30/12): Vinales

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 | By cee_402 | Views [6]

  Had breakfast at Don Camelo at 9:30 am (had 2 ham and cheese sandwiches, because other items quite expensive ^_^). A lot of restaurants are not opened for breakfast yet. Took a taxi to Pinar del Rio. Ended up the famous Fabrica ... Read more >

Day 9 (29/12): Cienfuegos --> Vinales

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 | By cee_402 | Views [6]

  Had early breakfast at Hostal Took Taxi Collectivo to Havana (8:15 am - 11:45 am), and shared the taxi with one guy. At Havana, took another Taxi Collectivo from Havana to Vinales (12:15 pm -3 pm). The taxi was big and ... Read more >

Day 8 (28/12): Cienfuegos

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 | By cee_402 | Views [5]

  Had Breakfast at Hostal. A nice big breakfast with eggs, fruit plate, pancakes. Hostel helped arrange a taxi at 8:30 am to take us to El Nicho, where there's waterfall (2 hrs, 10:30 - 12:30 pm). Rita thought the water would ... Read more >

Day 7 (27/12): Trinidad --> Cienfuegos

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 | By cee_402 | Views [6]

  Nice City Walk in the morning: Library, Coffee Shop etc. Had Breakfast at Local Joint (Ham Egg Hamburgers) Took Taxi Collectivo to Ceinfuegoes at 3:30 pm, and arrived at pm. A Korean girl joined the collectivo ride.... Read more >

Day 6 (26/12): Trinidad

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 | By cee_402 | Views [6]

  Took antique train to the Valley of the Sugar Mills. Entire trip (mostly the train ride) is from 10 am to 2:30 pm. The Valley of the Sugar Mills is a series of three interconnected valleys (~ 12 km) outside of Trinidad, and were ... Read more >

Day 5 (25/12): Santa Clara --> Trinidad

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 | By cee_402 | Views [6]

Started in morning in search of Monument of Che w/ Baby, which turned out to be a super tiny monument (well, real-size monument). Breakfast at Local Joint (Ham / Ham w Cheese sandwiches); 3 CUC Took taxi to Viazul bus station; 4 CUC (supposing ... Read more >

Day 4 (24/12): Santa Clara

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 | By cee_402 | Views [5]

  Enjoyed breakfast at rooftop of Hostel; 5 CUC Solo quick City Walk in the morning Managed to find another hostel (Hostel Zaida) within walking distance, nicer and cheaper w two beds. Turns out the Hostel is recommended by ... Read more >

Day 1-3 (21-23/12): HK --> Santa Clara

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 | By cee_402 | Views [5]

  Day 1: HK --> Vancouver (layover 7 hrs); Original plan was to head to Remedios immediately from Santa Clara in time for the festival of Las Parrandas (for xmas eve and xmas). However, learnt from the travel agent that ... Read more >

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Photo Gallery

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Day 47 v2: Jam rolls

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [108]

Jam rolls for breakfast...omg I was so excited! There is alot of sitting around waiting for buses, trains, planes when you travel. I can see you're getting angry at that comment so I will continue. Well it's lucky we got to the bus station early because ... Read more >

Day 46 v2: Shell

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 | By excellentadventure | Views [87]

Breakfast at a cafe for something different. Whole day devoted to beach laziness. I swam about a km across the beach - I packed the goggles for times like this. The water was super clear, just like being in a pool. Reading and listening to music and ... Read more >

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