After visiting the quaint little colonial town of Trinidad, we were all excited to get back to Havana for one more night of fun exploring Cuba’s capital. Little did we expect to be bowled over by the bustling city of Cienfuegos. In contrast to Trinidad’s picturesque cobblestone streets and vibrantly colored houses, Cienfuegos provided a completely different look into Cuba that, despite being quite far from the capital, felt incredibly cosmopolitan. The roads leading up to the Jose Marti plaza were lively arteries filled with st
Over the course of our eight days in Cuba, the moments that stood out the most weren’t necessarily what you might expect. While it was exciting to snap photos to capture the iconic profile of Che Guevara in the Revolution Square and have a mojito on the outdoor terrace of the Hotel Nacional overlooking the waves crashing into the Malecon, in fact my most memorable moments occurred in the confines of our motor coach.
Located in Pinar del Rio, in the Sierra del Rosario mountain range, Las Terrazas is a community that was built in the late 1960’s, as part of a plan to restore an area devastated by 19th century French coffee plantations and heavy deforestation.
I’ve never seen a sunset look like that, it was almost as if it was engulfed in pink flames, but ultimately what set it aside, was the way those pink flames were met by the calming blue waters of the Caribbean Sea – simply stunning.
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