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Date: 09 Apr 2011 12:57:55
Title: CUBA PART 4

we hired a car and set off to explore. Here are some of the sights we saw from the car. You will notice many horses are used, as well as many bikes . Hitch hiking is common and expected that you pick people up if you have space.





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The first town we visited was Bayamo, which was a lovely place and we found a great Casa Particulares which are basically B & Bs. The room rate is just $25 per night and breakfast is another $3/4.
The first one was run by Arturo and his wife. He used to be a government lawyer and wasnt making enough money so applied to do the B & B and makes much more now. He could speak English well but his wife only a few words. The room was comfortable and clean and we unpacked our things and set off to explore with Arturo fixing a dinner for us at 6.30. The meal was magnificent with salad and lamb and vegetable, we could not eat it all.

Our friends Casa Particulares





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Our Casa particulares showing the landlady and a guy who interpreted for us initially

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The street where we stayed

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The lady who helped Arturo cook our food. She is a school teacher during the day and it is common for people to have 2 jobs.


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The landlady ready for the gym the next morning

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Our host Arturo

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some pictures of the house. It is modest by our standards but these are the better off cubans and they live a very good life in comparison with some,


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