North-America

CUBA: Trying – and failing – to find some Cuban soul in Varadero

The last leg of our trip to Cuba was a one day stop in Cuba's most exclusive part; Varadero. Varadero can be found on the 20 km long Hicacos peninsula on the north shore of Cuba and is know as the resort town of Cuba. It's even one of the largest resort areas of the whole Carribean. Because of… Continue reading CUBA: Trying – and failing – to find some Cuban soul in Varadero

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Playa Ancon: How a relaxing day ended up a bit more tiring

What better to do when the sun is high in the sky and your skin is nice and warm because of the Cuban heath? Beach-time! After visiting the Valle de los Ingenios, we thought it would just great to go seek some cool-down in the Caribbean sea. We all aren’t very beachy people but every… Continue reading Playa Ancon: How a relaxing day ended up a bit more tiring

North-America

CUBA: Discovering the Valle de los Ingenios

One of course can't visit Trinidad without also going a bit out of the way to the UNESCO Heritage Site Valle de los Ingenios. The Valle de los Ingenios, also know as the Valley of the Sugar Mills, is a valley consisting of three interconnected valleys and can be found about 12km out of Trinidad. Those valleys are called… Continue reading CUBA: Discovering the Valle de los Ingenios

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CUBA: Hiking and other sights in Topes de Collantes

Upon arriving in Trinidad, we simply couldn't overlook the beautiful mountain range that flanked the town. The Escambray Mountains dominate every view on this city and are just begging to be discovered. Our travel agency had organised a day for us in the Topes de Collantes, a nature reserve park in the Escambray Mountains. At 800 meters above sea… Continue reading CUBA: Hiking and other sights in Topes de Collantes

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CUBA: Getting the colonial feel in Trinidad

After a long, long bus drive from Viñales, we finally arrived in Trinidad. As we got off, the sun was greeting us again after a long absence, so we were full of energy to discover this area of Cuba. Trinidad was founded in 1514 and is situated in the center of Cuba. Together with the nearby… Continue reading CUBA: Getting the colonial feel in Trinidad