Cuba Pt.IV

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Our last leg in the journey we ventured across the city, across the channel, and up to the old forts! Crammed into a Plymouth along with the locals, seeing the city from a different perspective. The beautiful architecture from the booming days. We crossed the Havana Channel and toured the Castillo del Morro, Overlooking the fort. Fire! Making his move …

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Cuba’s Historic Hershey Train

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The Hershey Train was built in 1917 by the Hershey Chocolate Corporation of Pennsylvania. It was built to transport workers and refined sugar from the company’s sugarcane refinery about 45 km east of Havana. It was first electric train system implemented in the world! Reading a small blurb in the guidebook, we went to Hotel Nacional to do some internet …

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Cuba Pt.II

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Continuing on our journey in Cuba, my dad found out that he had lost his VISA while clearing customs and we are on a mission to find a replacement. We brought along the Canadian winter and fierce winds, resulting in the coldest December in the past 50 years. We stood on a hill-top and saw this unsuspecting man get hit …

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Cuba the Crocodile-Island

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Over the Christmas break, the entire family spent a week in Havana, the capital of Cuba. Unlike the stereotypical resort vacation, we rented 2 rooms in a guesthouse and navigated the city at our own pace. After filling out multiple forms and jumping through many gates at the airport we walked out to the warm and bustling streets to flag …

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