What a holiday! I am now home from Cuba.... such a beautiful place, filled with beautiful people. Not surprisingly, internet cafes were non-existent.... and the computer and internet access at the hotel we stayed at were archaic to say the least.... so I wasn't able to post while I was away.
But the vacation was amazing! The beaches around Varadero are gorgeous - soft, white sand and stunning turquoise water. The Cubans are definitely a happy bunch - always smiling and chatty and very approachable.
Of course we enjoyed the unlimited sun and rum at the resort.....
|Life is good! On the beach at Brisas del Caribe.|
|Besties enjoying the sun and fun!|
|Hotel lobby - Brisas del Caribe.|
|Probably the busiest place in the hotel - the lobby bar!|
|Brisas del Caribe, Varadero|
|Artwork in the piano bar at the hotel.|
|It's official - I was there!|
And aside from lovin' life on the beach, we checked out many, many cool things. We hopped the bus and went into Varadero a few times....
|Riding the double-decker 'red' bus.|
|Streets of Varadero|
|The Beatles Club - way too fun!|
|Most excellent band at The Beatles Club|
|Live Cuban music at La Calle 62 - awesome!|
|Lunch and beverages at El Rancho|
We went on a jeep safari, which took us on a totally cool, 150km adventure through the rural areas between Varadero and Havana....
|Cassidy and Kathy joined us to make a foursome for the jeep. I drove.|
The others probably regretted that by the end of the day. LOL!
|The crew of 'jeeps' - such a fun time!|
|Gnarly conditions - we stopped here to snorkel, but had|
had to settle for pina coladas at a beach-side stand instead.
|Snorkelling IN the cave! The water was ~22m deep.|
|Sugar cane growing on the farm.|
|On the farm - a barn, me on a bull (yes that's right), and horseback rides.|
|Groovy sky on the riverboat ride at the end of the jeep safari day.|
|The new marina on the east end of the Varadero peninsula.|
|A quick swim with the dolphins.|
|Jessica! These creatures are smart!|
|Cayo Blanco - where we docked for the afternoon.|
|How could I not be ecstatic to be here!!|
|A fantastic day on the boat!|