Aventuras Cubanas (Cuban Adventures) – Part 2

Jazzyjules' Wanderlust

Day 6 – Santiago de Cuba: Today we bid a sad farewell to Baracoa. We are introduced to Manuel, our bus driver for the rest of the trip. Thankfully we exchange the trick for a small bus. We hit the road and for our first stop we visit a rickety platform in the middle of nowhere. There are steps missing, making the climb just that little bit more perilous. There is no way a structure like this would be allowed to stay in the first world – a lawsuit waiting to happen. Anyway, once on top of this platform, one gets a first class view of La Farola (the winding road between Baracoa and Santiago), as well as both the Atlantic and the Carribbean. Down below we are inundated by locals either wanting to sell us fruit and/or chocolate or asking for soap.

We pass through the infamous Guantanamo, and…

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