Last day in Cuba

We were so drained emotionally that we didn’t feel like doing much else. Eva and Peedu decided to go for a final drive around the city and did so in a pink 1956 Ford Cabriolet – vanity knows no bounds … Keep Reading…

Old Havana (Spanish: La Habana Vieja)

During our last full day in Cuba we decided to go for a walk around the old town and visit the cigar factory. The visit to the factory didn’t work out because we discovered you have to make reservations for … Keep Reading…

Hotel Nacional De Cuba

The Hotel Nacional De Cuba was opened on the night of 30 December 1930, and in its 80+ years of existence it’s had many important guests, like us 🙂 . The hotel has lost most of its historic sheen of … Keep Reading…

Back to Havana

Time flies when you’re having fun and we had to head back to Havana, where we had another two days of exploration ahead of us before boarding the plane back home. We weren’t planning on stopping in any towns on … Keep Reading…

Dolphinarium and paradise beach

Cayo Coco is connected to another island, Cayo Guillermo, which has a novel attraction – a dolphinarium where you can swim with the dolphins. Since there were six of us and we formed a separate group, we could put together … Keep Reading…

Cayo Coco

While beautiful in terms of nature, Cayo Coco is hardly part of the typical Cuba. The island is isolated from the mainland, connected only by a man-made causeway that’s 27 km long. Access is controlled by a security checkpoint at … Keep Reading…

Morón

After spending three days in Santiago de Cuba we started our journey back towards Havana. Our first stop along the way was Morón, and today’s goal: almost 500 km. We got a taste of the extreme on the road to … Keep Reading…

A trip to the seaside

Several days had passed since we’d been to the beach. This problem had to be rectified, because we were starting to get antsy. Our hostess Nani suggested we go to a more private beach about half an hour’s drive from … Keep Reading…

Getting to know Santiago de Cuba

Historically, Santiago de Cuba has long been the second most important city on the island after Havana, and still remains the second largest and home of legendary rum and birthplace of the revolution! Santiago de Cuba is considered to be … Keep Reading…

The Santiago de Cuba marathon

We asked our host in Trinidad to call the B&B in Santiago de Cuba and let them know we were coming. He thought we were mad – we had almost 600 km to travel. In hindsight you really could call … Keep Reading…