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Cuba - Camagüey

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A few more hours on a bus and we arrived Camaguey, as far east as we were going in Cuba. Camaguey is a beautiful bustling town with old buses puffing out fumes down the narrow windy streets. We took a cyclo ride to explore the maze of streets, and our friendly driver Christian showed us around the numerous hidden plazas, winding streets and parks in Camaguey. Although it is inland, the complex streets were designed to confuse invaders, in case the town was taken over by pirates (as was the case with many coastal towns at the time!)

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The house and art gallery of Joel Jover and his wife Ileana Sánchez, on the main plaza (Parque Ignacio Agramonte) was a nice spot to pop into, and the large church on the opposite side of the plaza was a peaceful spot to sit and relax amongst the bustling town.

One night we unassumingly bought tickets to the theatre, with no idea of what was actually on, it turned out to be one of Cuba's largest pop stars (Carlos Varela). The theatre turned into a pumping venue full of young Cuban music fanatics. The band was great, with some very skilled musicians, including his astonishing pianist (see video clip below)!

Posted by TheNomadWay.com 13:51 Archived in Cuba

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