Cuba, Cuba!!

Some destinations have always seemed exotic to me! Cubais one of them – isolated for so many years, but somewhere that you seem to know through literature.  I’ve read Hemingway and Graham Greene, so it was somewhere that I had on my list of ‘places to go’.  Last year, we did just that.  Celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary was a good excuse to splash out.

 It was certainly an experience we’ll all remember, for the best of reasons.  We flew with Thomson into Holguinand spent the first night at the Playa Pesquero.  Lovely hotel complex, shame we didn’t have the time or energy to explore it for longer!  After a couple of mojitos and dinner, we were ready for bed.  As we were on a twin centre holiday, the next day a group of us were then bussed back toHolguin– quite a drive from the hotel.  Our first experience ofCubathen started – the guide wasn’t sure how long the flight was?  “Maybe 30 minutes?”  The flight was a local airline and very casual, but after an hour in the air, we were wondering where we were headed.  Anyway eventually we landed in Havana– but not the international airport, but the local airport, with guards along the perimeter fence.  We were the only plane there and the luggage carousel was great.

 ImageThis could be a very long post – so I’ll split it over several posts.  More to follow!