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Old 03-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #991
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Pics are missing post 977 and beyond.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #992
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Hey guys, the Photobucket images from your recent posts have largely disappeared.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #993
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Pics are missing post 977 and beyond.
Hmmm we can still see them.

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Hey guys, the Photobucket images from your recent posts have largely disappeared.
See above and others as well will check things out and see what has happened .... I knew we should have paid the bill
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:56 PM   #994
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We have reloaded 977, do they show now?
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #995
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#977 looks mighty fine from here, cheers
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:28 PM   #996
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Everything shows now. Thx. Nice pictures. Great Job.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:48 PM   #997
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Pics are missing post 977 and beyond.
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#977 looks mighty fine from here, cheers
Anything looks fine from there while it is snowing

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Everything shows now. Thx. Nice pictures. Great Job.
Thanks for the conformation, we have learnt today that when you rename the folders in Photobucket it poos the links .... just when I thought I knew everything eh .... and cheers for the props on the pics too

More to come tomorrow as we take you on a tour of Cuba
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:47 PM   #998
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Cuba trip is looking freakin fantastic so far, you guys are great with the photos..
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:40 AM   #999
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We even managed to get a photo of the local hotrod before it blazed on past.

Don't knock it... it could be a Lamborghini!
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:02 AM   #1000
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sorry but can´t stop thinking about this similarity




you know, Wim Wenders

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #1001
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Cuba trip is looking freakin fantastic so far, you guys are great with the photos..
Heya Clare

Yeah good times for the most of it eh .... the usual trials with travel appeared tho and cheers for the props on the photos.
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Don't knock it... it could be a Lamborghini!
Ouwh ya dork it is red so obviously a Ferrari ... don't you know your sports cars????
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sorry but can´t stop thinking about this similarity
.. classic and perfect analogy
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Day 7 Camaguey To Santiago De Cuba ...Almost

Waking early from traffic noise we decided to use our time for other things, the day was bright and shiny luring us to have more of a look before hitting the bus to Santiago De Cuba so back to the coffee shop for a another boot.

Having finished our look around we took a bici taxi (Trike taxi) to the bus station, we couldn’t buy tickets until the bus arrives cos then they know how many people are on the bus and if they can sell you a seat....kinda potluck.

In between times we had organised another ride via collectivo who was going to drop us off door to door to our next Casa Particular which saves on time and more taxis.

Peter and Miriam a Dutch couple we meet and an English girl were also at the station and were heading to Holguin which is a little over half way to Santiago De Cuba then renting a car from there and do a round the island trip

Our collectivo man came back and said our car had shit itself and couldn’t go so we were back to the bus again, we chatted with Peter and Miriam about their travels and they asked if we wanted to join them, hell yeah, it is what we wanted to do and it halves their cost too .... being dutchies all round this was a win win.

After bus to Santiago, then collectivo to Santiago, then back to bus to Santiago, we finally did the bus to Holguin then do the rental car thing from there .... 4 mind changes in ten minutes.... not bad.... I am starting to understand how woman work (runs for cover)

The bus trip to Holguin was uneventful (liking that), arriving at Holguin we were MOBBED by Taxi, Taxi sir .... come with me ...Taxi, seems to be the norm here and I kid you not you do not even get out the door of the bus and they are in your face so it is total mayhem.

One guy talked English so he won, they took us to a local Casa Particular and organised us which was great, on the way into town we were unfortunate enough to see a car not stop at an intersection and take out two guys on a Russian MZ 250 motorbike, both hoped up but both went back down again so it wasn’t ideal, they were rolling around and holding the heads as they hit the corner of a stone building after smashing over the front of the car, hope they are ok.

Getting settled at our Casa we established that Ellen had not taken a bag of our stuff off the bus and it would have been half way to Santiago De Cuba, it had our big knife, ti spoons, chopping board and some fruit and some wine in it, we came to blows over this as I am always against having our good gear in loose plastic bags so that will not happen anymore.

Not only does it dent the budget having to buy replacement stuff but good quality replacement stuff in Cuba is a non event so we spent the rest of our night chasing the bus company trying to organise to get everything back, luckily we have great host here who are going to help us out with picking them up from the bus company.

No pictures today lads and ladesses .... just bus stuff and taxis so kinda unexciting.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:02 AM   #1005
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Cuba - Day 8 - Holguin To Baracoa

Argh Cuban weather, mostly reliable to wake up to a pretty nice day... which we did.

Breakfast was organised at our Casa so was taken care of, the standard of food was good with Cuban coffee to boot our day into gear.

Peter and Miriam arrived after breakfast so we all set off into town to find a rental car, arriving at Cubatur car rental we said we wanted an economic car, she said we have a medium car, we said we wanted something economical and compact, she said we have a medium car ..., ok, we said how many cars do you have? she said well ...one.

Turns out it was a medium car in white, perfect my favourite colour, size and make .... I think it was a Citroen so we said if that is it we will take it.

Pure luxury



We were splitting the cost down the middle with Peter and Miriam which made it economical to do so we took it for 5 days and now we are off the bus beaten track and actually seeing Cuba.

Stopping at a small place for lunch we were very much in the Cuba back yard, we managed to buy pizza for lunch which was $5 pesos so 20 cents each.



We chose the worst road in Cuba because we could ... the pavement ran out and the 3rd world road/track begun and the scenery got better and better.



This is a common scene in Cuba



Passing the old copper factory where we were not allowed to take the photos of clean green Cuba we continued along the coastline, 4wd standard in places but rental car capable.



Stopping at a road side stall selling coconut juice the lady was slightly standoffish, we all bought one drink to try and had another because it was excellent and we gave her a tip as well, her eyes lite up nicely when we wanted more so it was good times all round.





There were some groovy coral cliffs which looked quite daunting really and something from a jungle style horror movie.





Our destination was Baracoa and we arrived around 5.15pm, just in time to find a new Casa with two rooms and space to park the car off the road, done within 15 minutes sorted and settled.

Showers all round we went out for tea to a local restaurant.



Ellen was attacked by her Mojitto and was feeling the effects of alcohlove

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