Viñales to Havana

Thursday, 4 June 2015 Our host, Midalys, was a single mother who worked hard to keep everything going at the casa. Nevertheless, she often found time to chat to us, and she gracefully tolerated our halting Spanish. Because she was always tending to the needs of her guests, we wanted to give her a treat…

Viñales day 4

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 Hotel Los Jazmines is located on the outskirts of Viñales, about 4 km along the road back to Pinar del Rio. On Wednesday we planned to walk there in order to re-capture some of the views we had glimpsed on the bus into town. The roadside was a bit boggy but…

Viñales day 3

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 Tuesday was a rainy day, so we decided to take care of some business. We booked a bus back to Havana, and we also used the Wi-Fi in the main square to send some emails to casas particulares in Vedado. Eventually the rain sent us looking for cover, however. So Susie…

Viñales by horseback

Monday, 1 June 2015 Our guide turned up at the agreed time and announced that he had found some other tourists who wanted to join the tour, so we followed him through the streets to collect three young German women. This all took time, but we were in a cheerful mood so we didn’t mind…

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…