|Laurie, Karen, Connie, Sue, me, Betty and Bonnie|
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
What a fabulous trip I had and I was sad to leave Cuba. Would have liked another week at least. Our last day was spent on the road going to Santa Clara to catch our charter flight back to Miami. Here are some images from the window of the bus. Bear in mind we were on a major highway in the country, just like I-95. Well, sort of . . .
|One of the truck taxis I told you about.|
There are people in there in the heat getting,
as Liban would say, "a Russian massage."
Saturday, April 23, 2016
So, yesterday we visited La Coincidencia Farm and then headed to Cardenas and Casa Dupont.
They have a pet falcon which was brought to them with a broken wing some years back.
|Vitamin R in it's many forms.|
And what a treat. Full moon to bid us adios on our final night.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Yesterday, we checked out of our beautiful hotel and traveled east to Varadaro and points along the way, including beautiful Matanzas. Our first stop was at the Jardin Botanica Nacional. The most amazing greenhouses and 600 hectares of incredible plantings. There is a botanical garden for every province in Cuba and the people we met are completely invested in environmental education.
|"hairy old man" from Africa, I think.|
|They call this one "The Russian"|
for obvious reasons
Our next stop was the Triolet Pharmacy, a pharmacy frozen in time. Can't remember but I think it closed it's doors 1961 and I don't know how but it has not changed one bit since the day it closed. All of the tinctures and medicines and jars and bottles and equipment and cash register and telephone are just as they were left. Amazing.
Such talent. I was in awe.
We drove another 30 minutes or so to Varadero, means shipyard, and got to our hotel around 6pm. A swim in the pool, an unpleasant encounter in an elevator, a buffet dinner with the group and off to bed.