CUBA! The Cities: Havana. Cienfuegos. Trinidad. Remedios.

Rather than give a day by day account of my trip to Cuba I am going to let the images of my photographs tell the story. I will add a few anecdotes here and there but this blog will be mostly photographs where your imagination can carry you away.

Everything I needed for 7 days in one bag. People called me "the mountaineer."

Everything I needed for 7 days in one bag. People called me “the mountaineer.”

Hotel National. Many famous movies stars have stayed here.

Hotel National. Many famous movies stars have stayed here.

Revolution Square where Fidel Castro gave his eight hour speech.

Revolution Square where Fidel Castro gave his eight hour speech.

 

 

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The internet, where available is crazy s l o w. And yet, people buy scratch cards that reveal codes enabling them to use the internet.

The internet, where available is crazy s l o w.

A newly renovated area.

A newly renovated area.

The majority of Havana looks this way.

The majority of Havana looks this way.

Havana is a work in progress. Change is in the air.

Havana is a work in progress. Change is in the air.

I loved the colorful doors.

I loved the colorful doors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rooftop view from our Hotel in Havana, The Sarataoga.

Rooftop view from our Hotel in Havana, The Sarataoga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saratoga Hotel. One of the nicest hotels in the city, and the place where all the dignitaries stay.

Saratoga Hotel. One of the nicest hotels in the city, and the place where all the dignitaries stay.

Artsy view.

Artsy view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Streets of Havana

Streets of Havana

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Bar where Hemingway drank every night. 12 daiquiris and one for the road.

Bar where Hemingway drank every night. 12 daiquiris and one for the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government owed grocery store.

Government owed grocery store.

List and cost of groceries available.

List and cost of groceries available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laundry drying in the air became a fascination to me throughout the trip. Here our napkins from lunch are airing out.

Laundry drying in the air became a fascination to me throughout the trip. Here our napkins from lunch are airing out.

backyard of roadside fruit stand.

backyard of roadside fruit stand.

 

 

Mangoes. Lots of em.

Mangoes. Lots of em.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

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Trinidad

Trinidad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinidad

Trinidad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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