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14 April 2017

Baracoa

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Today is my mothers birthday, so happy birthday mum!

Despite today being a free day, Karrel had organised a morning tour in a couple of unique vehicles, as shown below.

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Baracoa is well known for its local chocolate and coconut factories. Our first stop was a small family farm where they make chocolate for sale. We watched a display of the processing, and then tasted some chocolate (both eaten and drinking).

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After some time there, we moved on to a picturesque fishing village on a bay near Baracoa. We were supposed to visit a local school, but today was Good Friday, so the school was closed.

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from here we moved onto a small village which was particularly devastated by the hurricane last year. This village was at the mouth of a river, where we boarded a couple of small boats for a short boat ride up river, where we had an hour for a swim.

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From there we moved on to a local beach for another swim, and lunch at a beach side café. Bucanero is another Cuban made beer.

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We got back to Baracoa about 4:00pm, and I went for a short walk along the promenade, before walking up to the Hotel el Castillo, an old castle that offers good views over Baracoa. Below is a view of the Hotel el Castillo from the rooftop bar.

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After returning to the guesthouse to freshen up, it was back to the rooftop bar for a drink whilst we decided what to do for dinner. During the day, it was mostly sunny although some light overcast occurred during our time on he river. this evening some heavy cloud came in, back it amounted to nothing.

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Posted by HimalayanPeter 01:35 Archived in Cuba

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