Photo Diaries

Highlights of Santiago de Cuba

Highlights of Santiago de Cuba

I really had no idea what to expect of Santiago de Cuba, afterall the next biggest city in Cuba is always overshadowed by Havana. So Santiago was going to surprise us – it could only leave a good or a bad impression right? We showed up in Santiago with no plan except a booked casa particular and(…)

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Things to do in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Things to do in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos is on the southern coast and is unique because it is the only city in Cuba that was founded by the French. As a result it has a different feel to the other Cuban cities. From the historic centre in Pueble Nuevo out to the older 1950s style homes on the peninsular Punta Gorda, it(…)

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Photo Diary: Day Tour of Pinar del Rio Region

Photo Diary: Day Tour of Pinar del Rio Region

There are many day trips to choose from Havana, but we wanted to see the tobacco plantations Cuba is so famous for. That was our draw towards the Pinar del Rio region where most are found. Added to that, the Viñales Valley with its unique round mountains and caves, has been declared a National Monument and Cultural scenery protected(…)

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