Mackay-Based Consultant Katie Explores Cuba

9 October 2013

Katie Marshall, a consultant based in Mackay recently took a 7-night Rhythms of Cuba Cosmos Tour. On the itinerary was the capital Havana, Viñales and the countryside around Cienfuegos.

"I've travelled around Central America quite a bit but never made it to Cuba - it was definitely somewhere that I wanted to go. The culture is similar from what I had experienced in other Latin America countries but it was so relaxed, really safe and the locals warmly welcomed us. Just leave your watch at home and check into Cuba central time and you'll have a great experience."

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Havana 

"We stayed for a couple nights at the Hotel Habana Libre. I was standing on the balcony of my room and couldn't help but be in awe of the capital city. This view looks out over Havana with the Capitol Building in the background."

 

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Classic Cars

"There heaps of these old cars in Havana. Most of them are used as taxis. This vehicle is particularly striking."

 

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Old Town Havana

"The old town is so beautiful - it's charming, quaint and mesmerising. This is a typical street in the old town - there's little carts selling corn-on-the-cob and churros scattered throughout the streets. I tried to resist but always give in to temptation - the churros was so delicious. "

 

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View From The Old Town

"This was a great vantage point from the old town - looking out over the water and across to the other side."

 

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Havana At Night

"The city lights, the buzz, the energy."

 

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A Restaurant in Cienfuegoes

"I ate in this restaurant every night in Cienfuegoes. They hold parties on the roof top with salsa dancing. I just couldn't help but admire the architecture of the building - it's particularly striking."

 

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The Countryside Near Viñales

"It was really nice to head into the countryside after being in the cities. It was so relaxing. I never pictured Cuba to have such beautiful scenery."

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Boat Ride

"We went in little boats into this cave. The guide pointed out shapes in the rock formations that looked like objects. It was a nice trip."

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