At the airport I drew some cash from the ATM upstairs, the charge was 3 cuc per 100
|Casa Alex Havana|
I knew a Casa 'Casa Alex' in Barrio Chino Havana, that I have stayed in many times before and took the taxi from the airport for 25 cuc. The casa is very clean, good food and location 25 cuc per night. We had dinner and a beer in barrio chino before a quick walk around the old part of Havana before crashing out. The casa owner arranged a taxi for the next afternoon to Trinidad 50 cuc for the two of us 4 & 1/2 hours.
For Casa Alex in Havana email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: (+53 7) 867 8371 Address: Zanja No. 502 Apto. 3, e/ Rayo y Galiano, Centro Habana. See: Trip Adviser
|Inside the bell tower|
The most recognizable building in Trinidad is the quaint yellow and green bell-tower of the former convent of San Francisco de Asís, built in 1730 by Franciscan monks. Since 1986 the building has housed the Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos
Unfortunately the stairs are in-need of repair and the top half of the tower is closed, but luckily travelling with my daughter, the kind lady let her pass, to see the magnificent views.
The casa was recommended from Casa Alex in Havana 'Hostal' (Not actually a hostel) very friendly couple and very good breakfast. 20 cuc per night and 4 cuc breakfast. Taxi to Playa Ancon 5 cuc, was low season and not easy to find others to share taxi with, in the high season taxi is 8 cuc.
|Hostal in Trinidad|
Call: +53 41 99 2292
Yalienis Meneses y Carlos Omar Pineda
Address: Jesus Menendez 65 Esquina Smith Trinidad Cuba
Playa Giron (Bay Of Pigs)
Luis recommended Sendero Enigma de las Rocas, as a half day tour. We was picked up by horse and cart with 2 guides.
This famous bay has a museum, of the invasion from the CIA. If you have ever read about Castro, then you will know he has been very lucky with the way things have worked out, like it was meant to happen that way!
Call: 0145 984258
See Trip Adviser
There is a casa de cambio, opposite the museum, I changed £300.00 and was charged 28 cuc.
We used the restaurant across the crossroads from Casa Luis, for lunch. As it was used by the locals and was good and cheap.
Sendero Enigma de los Rocas
|Jodie Tobacco tour|
|Horse back riding|
I did a 250 cuc cash transfer on my debit card in the bank, the charge was 8 cuc.
|Coffee with sugar cane|
Russian Engine In 1950's American Car
Ride in a 1955 Chevrolet
|Los Nardos Restaurant|
Our last night we treated our self's to Los Nardos Restaurant.
|Asociacion Cararia de Cuba Restaurant|
For lunch Asociacion Cararia de Cuba Restaurant Can be found opposite the Bacardi building.
There is much talk about; "I must see Cuba before it changes"
My 3rd time in Cuba, I have seen lot's of little changes and their is much talk from the local Cubans.
As a tourist I don't want to see in Americanized, but it's not for me to say and to understand it's politics is something only the Cuban people really know.
"Cuba is different" That's why I like to visit!