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Tracey Rawling Church
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Pragmatic eco-mentalist at home and work, also passionate about ethics and culture
Pragmatic eco-mentalist at home and work, also passionate about ethics and culture

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Leaving Havana, again
Despite her late finish, Ines appeared on time next morning and served our breakfast in her usual cheery manner. We settled up for our drinks, did our final packing and agreed a departure time. We had hoped to have dinner at Dona Eutimia last night but retu...

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Leaving Havana, again
Despite her late finish, Ines appeared on time next morning with our breakfast. We settled up for our drinks, did our final packing and agreed a departure time. We had hoped to have dinner at Dona Eutimia last night but returned too late, so we are lunching...

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Leaving Cayo Coco - eventually
Simon and I breakfast early and are packed and down by the pool by 10. I am determined to photograph a hummingbird - quite a challenge as they move so fast but they do hum so I listen first, then look for the source. I manage to grab a couple of shots and w...

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Busy doing nothing
Simon and Alex have arranged a pre-breakfast swim so I grab a proper coffee from the bar and join them. Today's surprise dish at the breakfast buffet is pigs in blankets ... real bacon this time, wrapped around frankfurters. Alex and I get smoothies made to...

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... and relax
I manage to drop off the car despite the protestations of the mechanic who is the only person there and speaks no English; he insists we have to drop off the car at another hotel. After a phone call to the manager he inspects the car, accepts the hire docum...

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Leaving Trinidad
Our last morning in Trinidad begins with a clear blue sky and another enormous Cuban breakfast. Marta implores us in Spanish to let others know about her Casa and wishes us a warm goodbye. There's a man painting the façade of the house as we leave. We have ...

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In Trinidad
My plan to slip out quietly before breakfast to take photos is almost scuppered by the front door lock so I have less time to explore than I had planned. than I had planned. The streets are almost deserted and seem frozen in time; my short cut gets me lost ...

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To Trinidad
We are heading to Trinidad today, via Laguna Guanaroca. We
find it easily but not where the Lonely Planet said so we’re unsure if we’re in
the right place. It’s somewhat chaotic but there’s a shambolic queue which I
join. We discover that parties leave in g...

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In Cienfuegos
Today is our free day in Cienfuegos and we start by taking a
taxi to Parque Jose Marti which is the centre of the town where most of the
principal buildings are found. As we approach the town centre we can see a
cruise ship has arrived and there are already...

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After breakfast we finally leave Playa Giron, stopping first
at the shops to buy another bottle of the Chilean wine we enjoyed and to change
some money at the Cadeca. In a perfect example of Cuban organisation they hand
me a note in English explaining that ...
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