Category Archives: Cuba, 2015

April 19, 2015. Havana

Our final day in Cuba. Advertisements

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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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