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Highlights of Colourful Cuba

This is an excellent holiday, stuffed full of fascinating things to see and do – so what do I include in this short blog? Or leave out, without writing a 16-page epic?!  On this holiday you will cover the island from end-to-end, from the Atlantic to Caribbean coasts, and back again. 

Highlights of Colourful Cuba
Susan EverittCuba, 46110

Colourful Cuba

Two weeks ago we left G.B.
A motley crew, as you can see.
Cuba’s been special in so many ways,
The people, the walks the action-packed days.

Susan EverittCuba, 46110
Colourful Cuba

Beautiful Baracoa

Waiting for us at 8am in morning sunshine were two open backed lorries. Climbing up short metal ladders we sat on a wooden bench with back-packs at our feet, and roared down the road through the small busy town of Baracoa, bumping over cobbles, squeezing around street corners, then out into the open countryside heading for the foothills.

Beautiful Baracoa

Cuban Walking

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays and the Cuban guides had organised packed daily programmes. We were shown tobacco and cocoa growing, cigars being made, bird sanctuaries by boat, botanical gardens, churches, museums, waterfalls, caves, salsa clubs (Casa de la Trova’s) and had a salsa lesson, even saw a synchronised swimming display but far too many statues of heroes on horseback. 

Cuban Walking

Cuban Ramblings

I had heard that Cuba is an interesting country to visit so I booked for the Colourful Cuba 16 days holiday which left Gatwick Airport for Havana on Sunday 7th November 2010. Although our flight did not leave until shortly after midday I found it necessary to stay overnight on the Saturday and chose the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, First Point, Buckingham Gate, South Terminal, RH6 0NT.

Cuban Ramblings

Cuba

We arrive in Havana 11/2 hrs late, take ages to collect people & luggage, then eventually set out in the big coach (there are 23 of us) for Vinales. We arrive at Hotel la Ermita around 11pm, dog tired as it is 5am our time, have a bite to eat in the small restaurant & then bed.

Cuba