15 May 2017 | Morning
We are on our way to La Habana after circling the entire island of Cuba! In route we will stop by the Zapata Wetlands to dive in a Ceynote and swim in a fish cave just outside of Playo Largo. What we did not realize about this part of the world – is that it is actually the place here millions of crabs cross from the forests to the ocean to lay their eggs – a really unique world phenomena that can only be witnessed during certain times of the year. We saw only a few of the crabs cross the road as we drove back to Havana – so I will have to return for the next crab season!
16 May 2017
Today we spent a full day in Havana – stopping by Ernest hemingway’s famous estate – just outside of Havana. I quickly fell in love with Ernest, as his entire house was decorated with items from his safaris in Africa. He sure was a man of charisma and creativity (and a great friend of Fidel Castro). I purchased his book “The Old Man and the Sea” and plan to read it as soon as I get home! After Ernest’s visit we made our way to old Havana where we spent the rest of the day walking down Obispo street, and many other beautiful areas… I sure love this city!
17 May 2017
Our last day in Cuba we decided to spend in Vinales – the home of the Cuban Cigar. We visited an artisan cigar factory to learn how the famous cigars are produced and them set off on a horse back safari through the tobacco plantations and coffee fields. It was a beautiful experience that I will never forget. On our way back to Havana, we stopped by several beautiful Indian Caves – where we were able to take a boat ride through the caves. We arrived back to Havana late, just in time to enjoy one last evening in our beautiful Casa.
18 May 2017
After a relaxing morning we set off to the airport to catch our international flights back home. This has been a great trip, but I cannot wait to return home to all the family and friends I left behind. See you soon LA!