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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 01:02 PM

8. All these pics look so familiar! We went in 2017

via Pearl Seas Cruises. We left from Ft. Lauderdale and were scheduled for visits in 5 cities and areas, but the Cuban govt. canceled our visit to the Island of Pines, now renamed the Island of Children I believe. We ate at the restaurant with the chicken bones and the yellow hotel as well.

We spent a good amount of time in Havana doing the walking tours as well as tours of surrounding towns and, of course, Hemingway's gorgeous home. We sailed to Cienfuegos for the day, then bussed to Trinidad for another day's outing. Our final port of call was Santiago de Cuba, which we both loved!

It was, and is, a wonderful trip and we really enjoyed everyone we met there! One of the most fun things we saw, both of us being political, was in a restaurant where we ate as a group. They had a combo playing live for us as we ate, and one of the band members was wearing a black baseball cap with OBAMA in large white letters!

The entire trip was awesome! By the way, their educations system is outstanding, with a national literacy rate of over 90%. There are many poor people, but they can read and write.

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