"To the west coast" Top 5 Page for this destination Cienfuegos by xaver

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Six hours of bus from Havana to reach this city on the west coast.

The city is very wuiet and we start with a mango juice at Sarita's house.

And after a short siesta, we start walking around to have an idea of where we are.

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  • Pros:A quiet town
  • Last visit to Cienfuegos: May 2008
  • Intro Written May 29, 2008
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    I suppose the name of this town must mean "a hundred fires". Do you know how the town got this name? It looks like a nice town especially because it is so old and quiet.

    • xaver's Profile Photo
      Oct 31, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      thanks, actually I did not think about the name meaning untill now. I'll try to find out.

    • Nemorino's Profile Photo
      Nov 4, 2014 at 4:06 AM

      I know that in some cultures the number of "fires" used to refer to the number of households, on the assumption that each household had a fire in the fireplace or in the kitchen.
      But here in Germany the city of Gelsenkirchen used to be called the "City of a Thousand Fires" because of all its iron smelting and heavy industry.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2014 at 5:18 AM

    Interesting travel page on Cienfuegos which is home to some of the interesting attractions especially the majestic cathedral, palaces and the theatre. The park and seaside seems to be interesting to visit and explore as well. ~ho & pang

    • xaver's Profile Photo
      Jul 26, 2014 at 9:41 AM

      Thanks I have great memories of that trip, wuld love to go back.

  • kat-m's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    nice pages we are heading for cienfuegos in march, looks lovely

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    What a delight. Your descriptions were just excellent. Very honest and comprehensive. Beautiful photographs to accompany your descriptions.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    what a fascinating country to be visited, so much to see and such beautiful vintage cars !

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:53 AM

    hmmm! Horse cart. :-)

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Wow...Cuba. Like going to a different era. Great pics and excellent tips. SL :)

  • maggiolina's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Ammazza che carrette!

  • titti's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2008 at 4:43 AM

    Che fai? Fingi interesse per l'architettura?? :-)


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