Sancti Spiritus and Camaguey

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Santic Spiritus

After leaving the hotel we first stopped at the centre of Sancti Spiritus for a city tour; Sancti Spiritus is a charming town, a bit more modern than the towns we had seen so far. But to say that it was a must see...no; it was charming and cosy, with it's small street market but that's it. The market however really showed the difference between CUC's (tourist pesos) and CUP (Cuban Pesos) and the cuban standards: everything was dead cheap  - for us tourists at least.

From Sancti Spiriti we left for the charming town of Camaguey for lunch and -again- a city tour. The lunch was nice, with live music to accompany it. Afterwards we got into bike taxi's.

..so no walking this time. The taxi's showed us around Camaguey, a colourfull and peacefull town. We visited a plaza, with bronze sculptures representing local village life: a man reading a paper, gossiping ladies etc. The tour also led alongside the local theater where the Cuban National Ballet often performs and a very nice former convent; its garden was an oasis of peace and quiet.

The last stop was a local artist couple, where we could buy some art - if we wanted to - . I bought a colourfull painting of cats, and the lady also made some art works in Camaguey; she turned out to be quite famous there! The price was amazing: 40 CUC (32 euro's!)

Then it was time to go to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon at the pool, diner and a night with way to much rum...it was their fault: they made their cocktails too cheap and way to delicious :P

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After leaving the hotel we first stopped at the centre of Sancti Spiritus for a city tour; Sancti Spiritus is a charming town, a bit more modern than the towns we had seen so far. But to say that it was a must see...no; it was charming and cosy, with it's small street market but that's it. The market however really showed the difference between CUC's (tourist pesos) and CUP (Cuban Pesos) and the cuban standards: everything was dead cheap  - for us tourists at least.

From Sancti Spiriti we left for the charming town of Camaguey for lunch and -again- a city tour. The lunch was nice, with live music to accompany it. Afterwards we got into bike taxi's.

Camaguey
..so no walking this time. The taxi's showed us around Camaguey, a colourfull and peacefull town. We visited a plaza, with bronze sculptures representing local village life: a man reading a paper, gossiping ladies etc. The tour also led alongside the local theater where the Cuban National Ballet often performs and a very nice former convent; its garden was an oasis of peace and quiet.

The last stop was a local artist couple, where we could buy some art - if we wanted to - . I bought a colourfull painting of cats, and the lady also made some art works in Camaguey; she turned out to be quite famous there! The price was amazing: 40 CUC (32 euro's!)

Then it was time to go to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon at the pool, diner and a night with way to much rum...it was their fault: they made their cocktails too cheap and way to delicious :P

Santic Spiritus
Santic Spiritus
Camaguey
Camaguey
Lunch time music
Lunch time music
bike taxi
bike taxi
Bronze local scene: water carier
Bronze local scene: water carier
gossiping ladies
gossiping ladies
lovey dovey
lovey dovey
reading
reading
I got a painting from this artist!
I got a painting from this artist!
Theater
Theater
the convent
the convent
water barrel
water barrel
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