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19 April 2017

Vinales

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today was a free day in Vinales, although Karrel had arranged a few activities for us. The first was a walking tour of the local park on the outskirts of Vinales.

Our first stop was at a tobacco farm, where we saw tobacco leaves drying, watched a demonstration of cigar rolling, and tried cigars dipped in honey (apparently the method used by Fidel Castro). Not every-one enjoyed the cigars. We had an opportunity to purchase cigars in bulk.
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From the cigar farm, we continued on past horse riders, coffee plants, and other farming activities.

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Our next stop allowed us to taste locally made honey (the bees certainly liked it) and locally produced rum, both of which were for sale.

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We then continued through the park until we came to a small café where we had a refreshing drink, before leaving the park about 12:30pm.

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After returning to the guesthouse and having a quick lunch in town, a few of went out to Cueva del Indio (Indian Caves), an underground limestone cave and river. The tour cost CUC5, and whilst the tour was only an hour, it included a short boat ride through the underground caves.

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After the cave tour, we freshened up at the guesthouse before catching out tour bus to an ecological farm on the outskirts of town. We had a short tour of the farm before having dinner (made with farm grown produce) on the farms restaurant balcony, overlooking the Vinales Valley.

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Posted by HimalayanPeter 04:07 Archived in Cuba

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