Cuba meets Bob Marley
Trip Start Dec 08, 2009
7Trip End Mar 04, 2010
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In Siboney we felt the Haiti earthquake as a tremor, not having any idea what had actually happened until the next day. It's strange to think we were almost in sight of Haiti at the time...
Back to Santiago for a couple of days (including a quick unscripted salsa dancing lesson)
The next hop-on was to Baracoa, where we are now. This area is exotic in several ways, but the most obvious is that the food is actually interesting (this is unique in Cuba), with coconut sauces and fascinating fruits. Here's yesterday's breakfast table: mamey (zapote) in the middle of the photo. It looks (& tastes) like a very ripe sweet potato, but it's a fruit. Dave can't get enough of it. Next maracuya on the lower right. It looks like a small grapefruit from the outside. Theresa loves it. The star fruit, called alberroa, is on the left.
There's a great (surprise!) beach just north of Baracoa. The jeep ride is bumpy to say the least, but the beach is gorgeous & worth it!
Best regards to all,