Charlotte & John's Travels

A gallery of our adventures

Last additions - Cycling Cuba
Fixing our First Flat - In the Sierra del Escambray MountainsA faultly set of inner tubes, created a few delays the last 4 days of riding. Apr 13, 2007
Hope it is a Smooth TripShort ferry ride across the Bay of Cienfuegos. No room inside for the bikes so we held onto them at the bow of the boat. Apr 13, 2007
Helado for all the ChildrenThe popular machine-dispensed peso ice cream is an afternoon treat not to be missed. Apr 13, 2007
Foreign Photographer for the Vuelta de Cuba - Stage 3An internationally recognized cycling race ended in Bayamo where we were staying for a few nights. Our casa owner, a photographer himself, had connections that allowed John to take photos of the race finish from inside the barriers. Apr 13, 2007
Rest stop along the Carretera CentralOther than the Autopista (which actually ends abruptly in places), this is the main highway linking the country.Apr 13, 2007
Part of our Daily ForageLocating shops that sold 1.5 litre bottles of water was a regular afternoon adventure. Notice the many bottles of oil on the lower shelves - Cubans love their fried food. Apr 13, 2007
Typical CarMany NA cars from the 50's still exist. Some in extremely good shape, others very well used. Apr 13, 2007
Homemade LimoThe Lada is a popular car in Cuba.Apr 13, 2007
Peso PizzaAn inexpensive lunch. 5 Cuban pesos = 20 cents Canadian Apr 13, 2007
The Sport Of DominoAlways refered to in the singular, domino is everywhere and you will see quartets of old men (in this case old women) slamming down their tiles. Apr 13, 2007
Neigbourhood CompetitionOur casa owner and I took on the neighbours in a street game of domino. A very popular past time in Cuba, played with much passion as the tiles are slammed onto the makeshift table. Apr 13, 2007
Children CrossingA sign we saw many times as there are lots of elementary schools. Are those briefcases???Apr 13, 2007
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