A guerrilla hideout

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 We had restful night with the sound of running water coursing through our sleep. We rose at 6:15 a.m. for an excursion up to Commandancia la Plata, which would require a return trip up the steepest road in Cuba. Some of the other tourists there were hiking to Pico Turquino, the…

Into the Sierra Maestra

Tuesday 19 May, 2015 We rose before dawn to finish packing and found some fresh fruit in the fridge that our host, Arnulfo, had kindly prepared for us the night before. Unfortunately there was no time for coffee. When the taxi showed up at 5:30 a.m. we exchanged warm farewells with Arnulfo. The driver was…