Vinales – Kuba Part 5

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Just arrived in the legendary Val de Vinales, we found our family owned guest house and decided to explore the landscape around us – although as there was so much rain.

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Im Morgengrauen vor einer Salsabar,
nach einer überdrehten und durchtanzten Nacht,
mitten in Havanna direkt am Meer,
zwanzig Punks auf einer Mauer beim letzten Bier.

Wir werden siegen – irgendwann einmal,
verkündet ein Spruch gegenüber an einer Häuserwand.

Bei den Tabakfeldern in Richtung Pina del Rio,
nur wartende Menschen und nirgendwo ein Bus.
Und im Niemandsland ein riesengroßes Schild
auf dem Castro seinem Volk nochmal verspricht:

Wir werden siegen – irgendwann einmal.
Und wir leben nur für diesen einen Tag.

Wir werden siegen – irgendwann einmal.
Venceremos, doch es wird ein langer Kampf.

Von Varadero bis nach Santa Cruz,
von Nord nach Süd und von West nach Ost.
In jeder Stadt und auf dem ganzen Land,
irgendwas erinnert immer wieder dran:

Wir werden siegen – irgendwann einmal.
Wir können warten bis zum allerletzten Tag.

Wir werden siegen – irgendwann einmal.
Venceremos, es wird ein langer Kampf

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Here in this area you can see some hummingbirds if you’re lucky. Depending on weather conditions there are quite a lot.

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So here you go with the great view across Val de Vinales. The weather this day was pretty awful, but from a photographic point of view, the scenery look pretty dangerous.

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So here you can see our hotel room. It was a pretty standard wooden house very basic and no breakfast. Just kidding. But actually these houses are normal houses in this area where families live in…

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This one here is classic. I waited some time to find the right angle and to have an oldtimer at the right position. After leaving Val de Vinales and passing Pina del Rio, we headead down to Playa Larga.

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Havana and Travel to Vinales – Kuba Part 4

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Today we had breakfast again in Havanna, left our hotel, enjoyed again the amazing city and started slowly towards west – heading to Pina del Rio – to reach Vinales Valley before sunset

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These musicians were here every day as there are musicians always and everywhere. Really enjoyable 🙂

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So last drink in Havana and we hit the road…

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Not unique, more the standard…

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Next blog post will be more detailed about Val de Vinales as it it called there.

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Havana Old Town – Kuba Part 3

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And again La Habana, as there are plenty of beautiful places to see. Here again we start with the old town as the old town was always the place for us to start walking…

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This day we especially went into the Colonial part of the town as there are still so many colonial buildings – but in a poor condition – people live here, renovate or sometimes do nothing. This creates the typical Havana atmosphere.

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Next day we left this beautiful city and srted the journey to Vinales Valley. Stay tuned and enjoy the beautiful places

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Havana Old Town – Kuba Part 2

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All in all we stayed a couple of days in Havana, which was absolutely the right decision. Kuba in total is very nice and amazing, but in our opinion, Havana makes the most of it…

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When we decided to spend some days in Havana, I hoped to see at least a few oldtimers. And when we finally arrived in Havana, it was absolutely fantastic, to understand, that most of the cars outside were oldtimers.

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Although we had a car we decided to walk through Havana as there is so much to see. Plenty of old cars, old buildings, musicians, restaurants – and the most important – the Happy Life feeling all around 🙂

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Take the chance to walk through Havana and enjoy the lifestyle there, walk into pubs or come together with the folks over there. There are so many friendly people…

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Next blog will still focus on Havana city and old town as there is so much to see. So much.

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Havana Old Town – Kuba Part 1

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Early January. -15° C in Germany. So you can enjoy the cold outside with winterstports. Or you can decide to jump into the plane, sleep for 11 hours and get into a warm 28°C atmosphere at the Caribbean beach side. And option 2 is what we did…

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As there are only a few carriers which fly nonstop Frankfurt Havanna, we chose Condor. That was a mistake. Never again. Creepy food, no drinks, no entertainment, no space, no full flat, rubbish breakfast (and no breakfast during the flight back).

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But back to the nice side of the holiday: Havana, Havanna or La Habana. Absolutely amazing. I hoped to see some nice oldtimers in a good shape. Far away – you nearly see beautiful oldtimers everywhere 🙂

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So as Havana is so beautiful an we took so many pics, we had to split the Havana blog into many.

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Enjoy the colorful and nice atmosphere…

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Amsterdam in Netherland – Weekend trip

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Early November we decided to take the train on short notice to arrive a few hours later in lovely Amsterdam. As we had to work until evening, we arrived in Amsterdam at midnight. Heavily raining during our walk through Amsterdam to reach the hotel.

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We arrived via train at Amsterdam Centraal which is very close to the city center, shopping malls, pubs etc.

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Most of the things to see in Amstertdam you can reach by feet, so nearly everything is in walking distance. Especially when you pass the bridges and canal area, you will see all the famous houses, pubs and tourist spots.

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Although the train, as we found out twice during this weekend trip, is not very reliable, I still think is the easiest and fastest way to travel to Amsterdam. Especially during the times, when some German airline carriers prefere to strike instead of flying…

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So all in all, thumbs up for a short trip to Amsterdam as this is easy to reach by train, very interesting and awesome city and friendly people as well.

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