Postcards

BayDreamer: Cuba Libre!

Published on 01 august 2014 at 0h00

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"It took us more than 4 days to sail from the Bahamas to Santiago de Cuba. I have always been a little bit sceptic about sailing to Cuba, not because I don´t want to spend time there, but because I hate countries that loves to harass you with paperwork. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. And Cuba has been the most pleasant ‘check in experience’ ever. To be in Cuba is fantastic, for the first time in a long time it feels like I am truly travelling. As soon as you step foot on land it feels like you have stepped into a time machine and travelled back in time. In the morning traffic you will see people on horses mixed with cars and busses that are at least 50-60 years old. It is a mystery for me how these people manage to keep those old cars and trucks still running. The people that work in Marlin Marina, in Santiago, will try to help you with everything you need such as food shopping, transportation, cooking gas, etc. People over here are struggling to get the economy together and a guess would be that a normal household don't have much more than a ...

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