Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day 9: Ron, where is my Daiquiri?

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Wed. 22nd August 2012 Today was transfer day back to Havana and was a full day on the coach. Some of our group began to feel the going home blues. We began with another historical visit to Santa Cara where …

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Day 8: The End Of Cycling

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Tue. 21st August 2012 Day 8 marks the start of the second week of our trip. If it wasn’t that the title structure for our posts forces us to keep count it would be really hard to track time. The …

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Day 7: A Free Day

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Mon. 20th August 2012 Today was scheduled as a free day on our trip. It was all good news – we weren’t changing hotels, so no need to pack up and check out; cycling (for those who wanted to cycle) …

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Day 6: Trinidad (No, Not That One!)

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Sun. 19th August 2012 Another 8:30 start which we made – just, after sleeping through our alarm. We cycled back up the road to the Indian before turning right and kept going until we reached Trinidad. The scenery was beautiful, …

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Day 5: Cuba Libre…

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Sat. 18th August 2012 …or a mojito. That was the tough choice at the end of the day. Both are good, both ubiquitous and both have a good dollop of rum to help relieve the stresses in tired muscles. We …

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Day 4: M3 to M13

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Fri. 17th August 2012 It was an earlyish start – being checked out and on the road by 8:30 so it is a good job we are not yet over our jet lag.  After a hour or s0 we stopped …

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Day 3: Es Muy Diferente!

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Thur. 16th August 2012 By the time we got to Palacio O’Farrill yesterday we were very tired and with it being dark too we weren’t really able to take in much of the hotel or surroundings. It was too late …

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Day 2: Bienvenidos a Cuba–Please Wait

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Wed. 15th August 2012 We had originally intended to spend 2 days in Cancun prior to moving on to Cuba, but Cubana Avianca decided to cancel our flight a couple of weeks ago. After a bit of email negotiation, they …

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Day 1: It’s Another Tequila Sunrise

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Well what else would you drink while sitting in the pool, at the bar, in an all-inclusive hotel in Cancun? This won’t be typical accommodation for us over the next year, but we thought it might be a way of …

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Goodbye to Great Britain

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The day has finally arrived for us to head to Gatwick with our backpacks and daypacks with cycle helmets attached! My backpack weighed in at 13kg and Dave’s at 15kg. That is all we will have for the next 11 …

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