10 May, 2003
Arrive to Cuba, clear immigration no problem. My bag takes about 30 minutes to come out. I meet a German named Enrico. We share a taxi to Havana where we meet my brother at the Capitolio at 3:30P; ½ hour late. We walk around, get mojitos, go to a craft market, visit the Malecón, go to a free concert near the Hotel Nacional. We meet two girls and hang out with them.
11 May, 2003
We wake, get a pan con pierna y jugos at the window cafe. We then meet up and go hear some rumba. At night we go to Vedado and see the crazy Havana nights.
12 May, 2003
13 May, 2003
Habana Vieja Walking tour. Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro at dusk & the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabañaat night.
14 May, 2003
Vedado walking tour.
15 May, 2003
This is the day I get really sick. At night we go hear a Cuban rock band in Vedado for 5 Peso.
16 May, 2003
Viazul Bus to Viñales. Get a nice casa. Go on a hike to a cave and hike through the valley behind. Discover a tobacco curing barn. I rent a bike to go to the murals. Good dinner. Music at the cafe at night.
17 May, 2003
Hire a taxi and go to Cayo Jutias. Meet some Aussies. Meet up in the cave for go singing at night.
18 May, 2003
Relax in Viñales. Go to the Indian Cave. Go to another cave. Don’t feel 100%
19 May, 2003
Go to Cayo Levisa all day, snorkeling, etc.
20 May, 2003
Taxi back to Havana, stay in Vedado, meet up with some students from the states and party at the Hotel Vedado bar.
21 May, 2003
Touring around Havana Vieja, Partigas Cigar Factory, El Capitolio, Camera Obscura, Bars & Music, ATM.
22 May, 2003
Walk around Vedado. Plane back to Ciudad de Mexico.
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