Touring Trinidad: A Day in Colonial Cuba

After much research on how to get to Trinidad, we discovered that our AirBnB could connect with another AirBnB to house us for the night.  In Cuba, it’s called casa particular, or a homestay run by a Cuban family.  For $25 for a night, we were able to book a room in Trinidad relatively easily, through word of mouth.  We were also able to book a collectivo taxi for $30 each that would pick us up at 2 p.m. from our AirBnB and drive us the four hours to our new city.  We shared our cab with an older…

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Day Trip to Viñales: Cuban Cigar Country

We booked a trip to the Viñales valley in Cuba because we really wanted to visit a tobacco farm and see how the Cubans made their famous cigars.  The tour was a full day of adventure, and it was well worth the money spent ($65 each for the day, with lunch included). We started the day in the Parque Central where we loaded onto our bus for the day.  Our tour had about 20 people on it, and one great tour guide. We headed toward Vinales valley, which is about a 2 ½ hour drive from Havana.   The valley…

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