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 3

Sunday, 17 May 2015 It was only a matter of time before the usual travellers’ ailments slowed us down. One of them woke me last night like an urgent and unwelcome phone call. It’s now 12:30 p.m. and Susie is lying in the bedroom under a fan, trying to ward off a migraine. Clare is…

Santiago de Cuba

Friday, 15 May 2015 After we had taken leave of our host family in Baracoa, we walked to the Viazul bus station and exchanged our online reservations for three bus tickets to Santiago de Cuba. The bus needed mechanical attention so our departure was delayed. We killed time mooching around the foreshore admiring the views…