Cuban Time Travel, Part 4: Valle de Viñales

Valle Viñales, Cuba

After our tour of Cienfuegos and Trinidad (see Cuba-Conga! Part 3: Cienfuegos & Trinidad), the next morning we were up early and ready for our road-trip to Viñales (“Ben-YA’ll-aze) with Bel and Gustavo. We had first learned about Viñales reading a Cruising World article on Sailing Cuba last year. Since then Viñales moved to the top of…

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Cuba-Conga! Part 3: Cienfuegos & Trinidad

Trinidad, Cuba street scene

Having returned our charter sailboat in Cienfuegos (see Cuba Part 2), we were excited for our continued travel adventures in Cuba, which included visiting the historic “Sugar Baron Era” colonial towns of Cienfuegos and Trinidad along the west-central coast of Cuba. (see Cuba Part 1.) We had pre-arranged for our wonderful tour guide Bel and taxi-driver Gustavo (with his…

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Sailing Cuba Part 2: A Normal Amount of Fun?

Kirk & Heidi Sailing Cuba

When we last left you (Viva Cuba Part 1: It’s Complicated!), we were at the Platten Sailing charter base (a German charter company) in Cienfuegos, Cuba… scratching our heads trying to figure out how to step the mast on our assigned catamaran, so we could get going with the sailing part of our Cuba adventure. After all,…

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