Big Stu's Travels Part 1 - Cycling in Cuba
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Photos are from Stuart Ainsworth's visit to Cuba in Jan / Feb 2007.
.Stu -" After I arrived in Havana, I headed west and cycled to Vinales. I took a
coach
.to the south-west tip to do a spot of scuba diving. I then took the coach to Trinidad
.and finished my tour, cycling around that area."

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Area around Las Tarrazas

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..Stu -
"Typical local bus - a bit on the packed side !!" ....................................... "Better than the bus"...................................

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.Stu - "Camping hut for people on holiday.................................. "Another busy Cuban road"
..........,I stayed there for one night"


.SAndiago de los Banos
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.Stu - "A very nice local farmer spotted me half dying under a tree near ........................ "A quiet smoke !!"
.his home. He invited me in & gave me water & fresh oranges. In return
.I gave him instant puncture repair patches. Just one of many warm & friendly people I met along the way"

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.Cueva de los Portales ........................Lonely Planet Guide - " Che Guevara (Fidel Castro's revolutionary deputy)
...lived in this cave .during the 1961 Cuban missile crisis. A river flows through the cave to keep it cool.
.. The young .revolutionary bunkered .down there, anticipating bombs that fortunately never fell."
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................"40 years on from his death, the mystique of Guevara as a revolutionary hero & martyr is still alive"

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"Tobacco drying" .................................................................."Friends from Ireland and Finland on the road"

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"Cool farmer, who took us around his farm" ................."Special ploughs to prevent soil compression"

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Stu -"Not your normal taxis !!"
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..Stu - "It wasn't all cycling !!" ..............................................................................."Local musicians kicking out at the
.......................................................................................................Buena Vista Club"
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Stu - "Pave - Cuban style !!" " ..........................................................................."I only popped out for some milk !! "


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Trinidad - evening time

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© Photographs copyright Stu Ainsworth
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