Havana to Viñales

Sunday, 31 May 2015 We were leaving Havana for Viñales late Sunday morning and had two hours to kill in the old city, so we wandered down to the Plaza de Armas where Susie purchased a pair of earrings. Books are a bit of a problem for us because we will have to travel with…

Trinidad day 4

Sunday, 24 May 2015 Playa Ancón is said to be the best beach on the southern coast of Cuba. It’s a long stretch of featureless sand with cabañas for hire, fancy hotels, tepid water, and no waves. We had set aside Sunday to spend a day there, and put to use the snorkelling gear that…

Santiago day 4

Monday, 18 May 2015 On Clare’s last day in Cuba, we enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast on the terrace and then walked to Calle Saco where we checked out some bookshops, hoping to find some reading material in easy Spanish or our native English. We struck out on the books, but Clare and Susie joined a…

Santiago day 2

Saturday, 16 May 2015 Salsa is both a style of music and a style of dance, and it was beginning to get under our skin. Susie had harboured plans to book some salsa lessons, and it was in Santiago de Cuba that these plans were finally hatched. Our host, Arnulfo, phoned a local dance instructor…