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Cuba - Varadero

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Varadero is on the north Caribbean Coast and draws tourists visiting Cuba on pre-packaged holidays to relax in the sunshine and resorts. Although there is a beautiful beach and many nice resorts, Varadero doesn't have much else going for it except for the weather. And yes you've guessed it, the day we arrived it turned stormy and rained constantly, so we didn't see a glimmer of blue Caribbean sea. We were confined to the hop on hop off bus which took us down the long peninsular, lined by numerous complexes and resorts.

Sally and I headed to a great salsa class, where we learnt some moves with our very enthusiastic instructor. Meanwhile Paul went to explore some caves on the peninsular where he discovered hundreds of bats hiding out! In the evening we headed into a nearby resort and enjoyed a cabaret show and some ridiculously cheap cocktails...mmm! On our way back to Havana Paul stopped off at Matanzas to explore, where he was lucky enough to stumble across a local baseball game which he loved watching with some enthusiastic supporters.

We then returned to Havana for our last couple of days in Cuba. We stayed in a different Casa Particular, with another friendly family and explored the city a little more, including some restaurants, live music and lots of trips in the old car colectivos – 50 cents to go anywhere in the city they're headed!

It's been a great few weeks in Cuba with Paul's sister joining us on the road! However, we're pretty excited about getting back to modern-day conveniences and our next few days in Mexico City...

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 10:17 Archived in Cuba

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