Disrepair in Havana, Cuba
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Final Days in Cuba

We woke up the next morning to a Morón that was different from the one we’ve come to know the past two days. Stores were still closed but there were more people walking, biking, riding the bus or running after the train. Because of our depleting dollar resources, we just opted to hang around lazily…

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Trinidad, Cuba
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The Real Cuba in Trinidad

We arrive in Trinidad after three stops, two for directions and one to change a tire. Jorge asked for US$90 to drive us from Caibarien to Trinidad. We called him crazy and asked Señor Osmany to find us another car. He found an acquaintance who wanted to make an extra US$40. We are joined by…

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Cayo Las Brujas, Cuba
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Cuba’s Beaches

The day started out foggy. Jorge was on time ready to take us to the cayos, specifically Cayo Las Brujas, the first of the cays to be developed for tourism. Cubans are not allowed past the checkpoint on the causeway. We have to pay our driver the going rate of US$50 a day to get…

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Caibarien, Cuba
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Christmas in Caibarien, Cuba

In Caibarien our room at Señora Virginia’s casa is occupied. She arranged for us to stay at their friend Señor Eladio’s house until the lone Italian tenant leaves Christmas day. Señora Virginia’s husband, Señor Osmany, reminded us that we should consider eating inside the casas for the rest of our stay in Caibarien because the…

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