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Cuba: Day 4 (Part 1)

November 4, 2010
Having still not properly seen La Habana yet, we chose to spend the day walking around the city.  However, before we set out, we had one last stroll around the grand Nacional.  Unfortunately, Kristin and I had to leave it for our new casa (Sergio and Miriam’s place was booked...

Cuba: Day 3 (Part 2)

November 2, 2010
We decided the plan for the evening would include: mojitos at one of the Nacional’s bars, dinner at the nicest restaurant in town, and then dancing at a salsa club. We left Marc to get freshened up and to check our e-mail.  In case you want to get online while...

Cuba: Day 3 (Part 1)

October 31, 2010
So, I was now officially a quarter-of-a-century old AND in Cuba.  There are no words to articulately describe what I felt then.  Thankfully, the Nacional included a free buffet breakfast, since we were short on cash.  As we were walking to breakfast, a friendly Aussie asked us if we knew...

Cuba: Day 2 (Part 2)

October 29, 2010
Flight status update: delayed, delayed, and delayed some more.  We ended up spending the entire day at the airport.  Finally, around 7PM we decided to cancel our flight to the Pirate Island, as we did not want to spend the night in the miserable airport and waste any more of...

Cuba: Day 2 (Part 1)

October 25, 2010
What a thrill it was to wake up in Cuba! Kristin and I really wanted to dedicate some of our time in Cuba to snorkeling, especially since it is known for its extraordinary diving spots.  This was the main reason why we booked a side-trip to Isla de la Juventud. ...