Cuba Visit | Part 1

Our View From Iowa

by Jim and Melanie

We were in Cuba for five days of visits with people and for sight-seeing. Each day required up to 8 hours of supervised travel as a group. Some time was free and we could take a taxi and travel around the city freely. Four of the days were in Havana. The fifth day was spent about 2.5 hours west of Havana in a rural area called Vinales Valley. It is a UNESCO heritage site including a broad fertile valley and limestone mountains to the north shown in this map view. (We’ll show you pictures of that visit in another post.)

The evening before departing for Havana, our entire group gathered in a hotel near the Miami airport. The meeting was led by a representative of Chambers Explorations in order to distribute the necessary documents, fill them out properly, and enter the country with no problems or…

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    • Yes, we could do that. Taxis were available all over the place. Some were privately owned and some were government licensed.

      Most of our time was scheduled. But, free time was available, usually in the evening. One day we were finished with the bus travel by 3. We were dropped off in Old Havana and went through the Cuban museum of art. Then, we walked several block to the capitol building, which looks like our capitol. We sat in a plaza watching the people. Then, we walked several more blocks down a very narrow street to see what people were doing. It was too narrow even for one car. It emerged onto a beautiful plaza where we sat and enjoyed the evening. Music played in the far corner. Later we hailed a taxi for the ride home. The ride was about $15.

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