S: CUBA 2013
BC: Cuba | Feb. 22-Mar. 1 | 2013
2: Leaving Toronto Airport
3: Flying over Bahamas | ...and into Cuba!
4: Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca | Our first glimpses of Cuban Life | Traffic jams: horse carts, oxen, bicycles and taxi's
5: Cuban Taxi! | Lots of ox and ox carts ! | Typical farmhouse
6: Jose & Lisa's excellent adventure! | Had our first meal in 24 hours at the Cuban Restaurant. Reservations needed - oops! It happened to be Live Cuban Music Night! Had a tasty meal with tropical salad, shrimp cocktail, fish, rice, and creme caramel for dessert.
8: Our first room | Our room was very dated & basic: hard bed, shower broken. Asked for an upgrade as we talked to a couple from the new section who were leaving.
9: The gardener gave us a fresh coconut, so went poured it into 2 glasses and added rum! | Jose bumped into some fresh paint and got a free pedicure!
10: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. St. Augustine
11: Tiny crab tracks Left: excellent snorkeling right beside reef!
12: brain coral | flounder | doctor fish | trumpet fish | angel fish
13: rainbow parrot fish | Sergeant major | stoplight parrot fish | minnows | needle nose fish | breaking crustacean to feed fish | free dive
15: OUR OWN
16: BLAU | COSTA
17: VERDE | RESORT
18: Cuban Musicians
20: I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this - that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc | Fire Dancer | Break Dancers | Cuban Dance Team | Aquatic Team | Aquatic Team
22: Our Upgrade!!
24: INCREDIBLE | At Guardalavaca, we gave away some clothes to this man:"Segundo Hernandez Licea (Don Lupe)". He showed us his feature in a ratty catalog: a famous kick-boxer/musician.
25: Shopping at the market at Guardalavaca. It was a blasting hot day (35 C) so we showered off and ordered drinks at our previous resort Club Amigo!
26: Island Paradise Catamaran Tour | We went on a catamaran tour to the island "Cayo Saetia". It was a long day - 2 hours bus, 2 hours boat, jeep tour, buffet lunch with bison, antelope and whole fish, swimming and snorkeling and then back again.
27: Island Paradise Catamaran Tour | On the island we hopped on a jeep with hard tin seats and bumped along a red sand trail to see their exotic animals: ostrich, horses, water buffalo from India, zebras, camel and antelope. Good snorkeling too.
29: A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu
30: Ian & Elaine Wisby from Wales | Sand flea bites! | Treasures from snorkeling