Return to Havana

Sunday, 10 May 2015 On Sunday we began the day with a self-guided walk to El Cafetal Buena Vista. Built in 1801 by French refugees from Haiti, this is reputed to be the oldest coffee plantation in Cuba. The walk from Hotel Moka was 5 km in each direction. We were on the road by…

Las Terrazas day 2

Saturday, 9 May 2015 After breakfast in the Hotel, we set off on a 3½ hour hiking tour with four youths who spoke only to each other in French, and two middle-aged couples: one German and one English. At length we left the bitumen and veered onto a dirt road which gradually turned into a…

Las Terrazas day 1

Friday, 8 May 2015 We slept well in the rustic cabin, although it got quite cool during the night and we ended up sharing one of the single beds. When the staff showed up, we had breakfast in the open-air restaurant on the deck above the river. This consisted of stale bread, omelette, coffee, butter,…