Blaine's Travels

Cuba IV: Havana!

Cuba IV: Havana!
Cuba IV: Havana! The day we arrived in Havana, two events took place, and they both enhanced our exciting experiences in the country’s capital. Secretary of State John Kerry re-opened the American Embassy after almost 60 years, and it was the first night of Carnaval! The city was abuzz with excitement and the spirit was infectious. Havana: fabled tropical metropolis…

Cuba II — On the Road to Camaguey

Cuba II — On the Road to Camaguey
 Off on an adventure!   Rick, Alan, and I piled our luggage into the trunk of our driver Umberto’s late model Hyundai, and after bidding goodbye to our Santiago host, we made our way through the city to Route A1 that travels the central spine of the 760 mile-long island. As we headed into the dry, flat central part of…