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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Santiago de Cuba

After several enjoyable days in Havana we flew to Santaigo de Cuba, the islands second largest city. This was an interesting experience in its self. We checked in at for our flight at the regional air terminal and were then caught a bus to the international airport to board our flight. We waited on the bus on the tarmac watching…
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Habana Vieja

Firstly, I want to thank my lovely blog friends for their good wishes on our safe return home after our Cuba trip.  Many of you also expressed an interest in seeing some photos of our travels in Cuba. I have started the tour of Cuba in Habana Vieja ( Old Town) , which was first settled in 1519 and today…
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