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TRAVELREPORT CUBA 12.3-23.3.

AFTER A 13 HOURS FLIGHT BY IBERIA VIA MADRIID WE PASSED EASILY THROUGH IMMIGRATION AT HABANA AND OUR TAXI-DRIVER MARIELENA (REAL SENSATION: AS IT IS A LADY) FROM OUR TOUR OPERATOR COTURCA (BOOKED BY NTERNET) WAITED US.. . THE FIRST NIGHT WE SPENT IN THE ELEGANT HOTEL SEVILLA
http://www.visitacuba.com/Hoteles/Habana/Hotel_Sevilla.htm) IN CENTER OF TOWN. WE HAD A FIRST WALK TO THE MALECON AND A FIRST MOJITO. THE TOWN MADE A SAFE, CLEAN AND INTERESTING IMPRESSION, THE PEOPLE WERE FREINDLY BUT DISCRET. SATURDAY MORNING WE HAD A WALK TO THE CAPITOL WITH MY FRIEND ANTARES AND AT 9 OUR JOURNEY BEGIN TO THE WESTERN PART OF CUBA. ON THE HIGHWAY WE REACHED QUICKLY THE VIEWPOINT OVER SOROA WITH NICE VIEW TO THE GREEN LANDSCAPE WHICH IS MORE DRY THAN THE VEGETATION OF MOST OTHER CARIBBEAN ISLANDS. IN THE PROVINCE TOWN OF PINAR DEL RIO WE VISITED THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN THE PALACE GUASCH (WITH DINOSAURIERS, INSECTS, REPTILS ETC) IN VINALES, CAPITAL OF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY WE VISITED THE IMPRESSIVE CAVE OF "CUEVAS DEL INDIO" WITH ROMANTIC BOAT-TRIP AND THE PREHISTORIAL ART PAINTING OF MURAL DE LA PREHISTORIA .. THE EVENING AND NIGHT WE SPENT IN THE SILENT HOTEL OF LOS JASMINES ( http://www.1click2cuba.com/PINARDELRIO/PINAR-hotellosjasm.html) ABOVE THE VALLEY WITH ITS MOGOTE HILLS " ON SUNDAY CONTINUED TO SOUTH EAST TO THE PENINSULA OF ZAPATA IN THE NATIONALPARK OF MONTEMAR VISITING BY PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT THE INDIAN VILLAGE OF GUAMA..AFTER A LUNCH WITH CROCODILE MEAT WE VISITED THE CROCODILE FARM. THE NIGHT WE SPENT IN THE HOTEL PLAYA LARGA http://www.cubahotelbookings.com/hotel_view.asp?lID=1&hID=193
&hID=193) IN THE HISTORICAL FAMOUS BAYOF PIGS.
MONDAY MORNING WE CONTINUED VIA PLAYA GIRON TO THE TOWN OF CIENFUEOS WHICH COUNTS AS THE CLEANEST TOWN OF THE COUNTRY. AFTER VISITING THE CATHEDRAL, THE TOMAS TERRY THEATRE AND SHOPPING ZONE WE HAD A VIEW FROM THE PALACIO DEL VALLE OVER THE JAGUA BAY. FOR THE NEXT THREE NIGHTS WE STAYED IN THE ALLINCLUSIVE RESORT OF ANCON AT PLAYA ANCON (12 KM SOUTH OF THE HISTORICAL CITY OF TRINIDAD) SEE:
TUESDAY MORNING WE RELAXED AT THE RESORT AND THE BEACH AND IN THE AFTERNOON WE WATCHED WITH ANTARES (WHO CAME OVER FROM HABANA) THE HISTORICAL SIGHTS OF TRINIDAD WHICH LOOK LIKE A MUSEUM TOWN AND WE HAD A SPECIAL COCKTAIL AT CHANCHANTARA PUB. IN THE NIGHT WENT TO THE CAVE DISCO OF LAS CUEVAS. THIS TOWN SEEMS TO NEVER SLEEP AS AT 1 PM ONE HEARD MUSIC FROM ALL HOUSES...
> WEDNESDAY MORNING WE LEFT TO THE MOUNTAINS (TOPAS DE COLLANTES) AND MADE A LIGHT JUNGLE WALK. THURSDAY WE LEFT VIA THE MOUNTAINS TO NORTH WITH GREAT VIEW OVER THE ARTIFICIAL LAKE OF HABANILLA AND THE CHE GUEVARA MAUSOLEUM AT SANTA CLARA.
MARIAELENA AND ANTARES LEFT US THEN IN VARADERO AT OUR 4-STAR ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL SOL LAS PALMERAS
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> &id_hotel=54&id_provincia=4) AT A VERY BEAUTIFUL BEACH WITH HUGE GARDEN, EXCELLENT FOOD AND DRINKS AND A LOT OF ANIMATION. JUST PITY THAT THE WAVES WERE HIGH TO SWIM. FRIDAY WE WENT TO SHOPPING MALL FOR DEVELOP PHOTOS AND INTERNET..ELSE JUST
RELAXED IN THE RESORT..SATURDAY AFTERNOON MARIAELENA BROUGHT US BACK TO HABANA WHERE WE FOUND AFTER SOME DIFFICULITES AN ACCOMMODATION AT HOTEL FLORIDA IN OLD HABANA
(http://www.visitacuba.com/Hoteles/Habana/Hotel_Florida.htm) WE WALKED AROUND THE CITY AND HAD SEAFOOD DINNER. ON SUNDAY MORNING WE VISITED THE FORTRESS OF EL MORRO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CITY WITH ANTARES AND MADE SIGHTSEEING TOUR ON HORSE CAB. IN THE AFTERNOON I MET IN A BAR COMPLETE UNEXPETED A WORKMATE OF ME. AFTER CHINESE DINNER WENT TO SALSA LIVE IN A SUBURB OF HABANA WITH ANTARES. MONDAY, LAST DAY OF OUR HOLIDAYS WE SPENT AT GUANABO (PLAYAS DEL ESTE) ENJOYING THE BEACH AND FOR THE DINNER WE WERE INVITED FOR SEAFOOD AT ANTARES FAMILY.. BEFORE IN LATE NIGHT OUR FLIGHT VIA MADRID BROUGHT US BACK IN COLD SWITZERLAND.

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