If so many stories emerge from Cuban roads, the reason is certainly that we used them to go through the whole country. After hours of walking and some paradisiac beaches, we are heading South. Before Santiago de Cuba, we are going to stop in Cienfuegos, El Nicho, Trinidad and Camagüey. The mercury rises as our… Continue reading A North-South Cuban journey
Even if we are tacking like a spaceship dodging obstacles in a video game, the bumpy roads of the Caribbean island are less dangerous during the day. At night, the random dance of horse-drawn carriages - although they are forbidden to ride from dusk to dawn -, pedestrians and bikes going out of the darkness… Continue reading From Cuban roads
After we walked on the burning asphalt of Havana and wandered through the sultry reliefs of Viñales, the same car that took us between these two cities brings us to the beaches of the Bay of Pigs, a bit more South. It is on this fine sand that hundreds of US soldiers heavily failed when… Continue reading Women’s day in the Bay of Pigs
This morning, despite the early hour, the blazing sun is tougher than in Havana. The gulf of Mexico is further from Viñales, and the surrounding karstic relief prevent the wind from reaching us. The valley also draws the landscape so many travellers come for. On our side, our trip from the capital was arranged by… Continue reading In the Viñales valley
Running in Havana is definitely not as peaceful as in Amsterdam. It is just a mean to discover the city in another manner. The old American cars still stand in the streets and darken the air when they pass by, adding an inescapable pollution to the morning heat. Fortunately, after a 50 year old Chevrolet… Continue reading Havana : rhythms and people
Casa particulares (some kind of bed and breakfast) often state they have access to the Internet. In fact, there is most of the time no such thing as having internet in a casa. The only realistic hope is to be able to go online from your homestay is via one of the Wi-Fi hotspots installed by… Continue reading Cuba and the Internet
March 20, 2018. About three weeks after I landed on the island, the fate of a wall facing the house I sleep in nonetheless seems symbolic. Destroyed during the day and tagged with a painting faded by the years, it was initially written "Continuamos Defendiendo la Revolución" (We keep on defending the revolution). On one side,… Continue reading ¡Revolución!