Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 19, 2015. Havana

Our final day in Cuba.

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April 18, 2015. Bay of Pigs/Havana

The stories are many and viewpoints diverse regarding the U.S. participation in the Bay of Pigs debacle. Fidel’s moves with the U.S. suggest nothing less than a well orchestrated chess game. The U.S. stumbling in its diplomatic and military assessment … Continue reading

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April 17, 2015. Cienfuegos

Our day begins at the Cienfuegos Botanical Garden. A botany expert takes us on a short walk along the main road of the facility pointing out various trees and bushes on site. Because we are in the tropics many of … Continue reading

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April 16, 2015. Trinidad

We have an hours ride along the Carribean coast to Trinidad. Preserved as a colonial city, Trinidad, founded in 1514 is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our time will be spent in the old part of the city. Nancy … Continue reading

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April 15, 2015, Cienfuegos

We hop on the bus for our 3 hour drive from Havana to Cienfuegos, a beach town in southern central south Cuba. Our guides used this time to talk about their own experiences. Alicia shared with us her background with … Continue reading

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April 14, 2015. Tues Havana

Morning and time for a smoke. We initiate our day  with a visit  to the H Hipman tobacco factory.  All is done by hand with a complete work force and cultural substrata associated with the creation of rolled cigars.  The … Continue reading

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April 13, 2015 Havana, Cuba

Monday,  We start the day with a presentation by a local architect, planner, Miguel Coyula, who provides a quick historical overview of Cuba.  He then relates the architecture to the historical context of the times.  We start with the Baroque … Continue reading

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April 12, 2015  On way to Cuba

      We leave the Hotel Delano on South Beach for the airport. Then we do the Wait.  Group travel builds in time for everything.  Although we report at 9:45, our flight leaves at 12:45  – if on time.   A … Continue reading

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CUBA – April 12-20, 2015

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