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Viñales Cuba

Pinar del Río Province. Took an collective taxi from Play Larga for $35 cuc each about 5 hours with a stop at a restaurant close to Havana.
From here you can do a day trip to Cayo Jutias and visit the hotel "Loz Jazmines" that you can use the swimming pool, bar and for a  great view of the valley.

Stayed at Casa Nene, half way down Calle Adela Azcuy Norte. 0152238860

This time of year it can rain, but makes great rainbows

Lots of Bread

 Dinner at Casa Nene

Out to the tobacco farms 


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Luis Alberto Preparing the skin 
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