Cuba – The Final Chapter

I promise this is the last chapter in my Cuba travels. I will admit seeing the photos takes me back there and provides a welcome distraction to reality. Today’s post is a mix of scenery , culture , architecture and Cuban revolutionary history. This starts with a visit to the city of Santa Clara and the necessary pilgrimage to the…
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Home Diaries

A month has passed since we returned home from our trip to Cuba. Some days it seems like yesterday we were enjoying the tropical sunshine while other days it seems like a distance memory. The first 14 days were spent at home in quarantine with food drop offs by kind family and friends. The first days were spent unpacking ,…
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Cienfuegos -Pearl of the South

The city of Cienfuegos is known as ” The Pearl of the South” for very good reason , it is situated around a spectacular natural bay and has some of the most elegant classical architecture in Cuba. The city was founded in 1819 by a pioneering French emigre from Louisiana , Don Louis D’Clouet, who then sponsored a scheme to…
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Trinidad and Valle de las Ingenios

The next stop on our Cuban travels was the delightful city of Trinidad, with its cobblestone streets and pastel coloured houses it is a step back in time . Founded in 1514 by Diego Velazquez , Trinidad was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. During the 17th. and 18th. centuries, it was a  wealthy slave-trading centre  and hub…
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Camaguey

The journey around Cuba continues with a road trip from Santiago de Cuba to Camaguey with a stop in the city of Bayamo. This was a trip of about five hours on some of the roughest roads you can imagine due to lack of maintenance . This is the Plaza de Himno (Hymn Square) in Bayamo, to my left is…
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