In Silute, an election violation was recorded

In Silute, an election violation was recorded

In Havana, part of his life was spent by Ernest Hemingway. He visited various bars. Where the writer is visiting, there is necessarily a hanging table with the inscription “Hemingway visited here” and the prices doubled on that occasion, but it is still fun to go to one of those places: La Floridita or Bodegita del Medio.

Continuation. Beginning 09 Mar 2019

In the bars, tourists and live music are in the morning. Throughout Cuba you will hear music from anywhere.

In the morning you will also wake up from the music on the host’s TV or from the music from the speaker, which is carried by the youngsters on the street. The Cubans got up in the morning, preparing breakfast for their guests, either singing or chirping at the rhythm. Music is everywhere and always.

There is no need to go to dance classes here, you can ask anything on the street and he or she will teach you. Evenings and nights in Havana were wonderful.

There are many locals in the streets, where they play. Who just takes the chair watching the passers-by, who sit on the stairs with big companies playing checkers, who listens to the music, who eats or smokes the cigar.

The city is completely safe, maybe a little dark, but you feel safe on the streets, so you can walk around until the early days.

We spent three days in Havana, pulling out all the central and old Havana, riding with the ancient Chevrolet.

We participated in the “Free walking tour”, danced in the evenings in the evenings, tasted the most delicious cocktails and just forgot about the rest of the world. Well, we continued to rent a car through the miracle, moving towards Vinjale, the most fertile Cuban region where the famous Cuban tobacco cigars are grown.


The journey to Vinjales will take about a few hours. The road is great – an empty highway. However, we took longer because we took a local Cuban on the way, who showed us a longer but more beautiful road to the mountains and villages.

So it took us about 5 hours, but it was really worth it because we saw Cuban villages and wonderful mountainous landscapes.

The mountains were replaced by tobacco plantations, sugar cane plantations, villages, and mountains – mountains. The road went up and down, serpentines and plains. We drove through the windows of nature and listening to the sounds of Cuban salsa.

For free shuttle service to Vinjales, our traveler offered to visit his friend’s tobacco plantation for free. We agreed. Of course, we have bought fragrant cigars, for which our traveler probably got a commission, but knowing how poor the locals are – is unfortunate, because it is Cuba, the commissions!

Tobacco plantations here are all the same, so there is no need to waste time and consider where to go – just visit the first one.

In all plantations you will be told about growing tobacco, drying, fermenting, showing how the cigar is turning, giving it a smoke and of course offering to buy it.

Starting price – 4 pesos per unit. However, it is possible to get up to 2 pesos, only patience is needed. In the plantations, buying cigars was really fragrant and of high quality.

The next day we went to the valley of Vinjales. Very popular among tourists, but there were few tourists there, because the valley is huge. Tourism agencies offer horseback riding for three hours in the valley for 40 pesos, but when you are alone, one of the entrances can reach the valley at 10 CUC.

That’s what we did. We got the horses and we knew to admire the valley. In fact, it was the most beautiful nature seen in Cuba. Coffee, cane, tobacco, orchard plantations extending to the horizon or uphill. Rising mountains of unusual terrain and shape.

In the background, the salsa music was replaced by the sound of nature, the rhythmically hiking horse swung easily, wonderful views changed before the eyes, and after a few kilometers I felt such a great relaxation that it seemed that during my visit to the valley of Vinjales I rested my body and thought for years.

Every few kilometers in the valley we stopped in different plantations: tobacco (again), sugar cane, coffee. Each of them tells about the peculiarities of growing and harvesting.

In the cane plantation we have received cane syrup and rum with honey cocktails, coffee – coffee, tobacco – cigars.

Everywhere, according to a tacit agreement, and sometimes a guide is required to leave tips. And, of course, everywhere there is an offer to buy products or products of that plantation. Plantations (other than tobacco) do not cost anything to buy because the same products can be found cheaper.

Relaxing and resting souls come back to town, dine and rush to dance in the “culture house”.

Car rental in Cuba

As I mentioned before, renting a car is almost impossible, because the rental points do not have the Internet, some even have a mobile phone.

And rent is on the principle: if we currently have a car – let’s rent it, if not – come back later. And to reserve a machine that is about to return immediately can not wait – until the machine reaches the rental office.

Astrological forecast for the next week

Astrological forecast for the next week


This week will be workable and will miss almost unnoticed. You will have the opportunity to appear at work. You will be able to dispel doubts about your credibility and ability to carry out difficult tasks. It is useful to devote time and money to strengthening your health and improving your appearance. In the area of ​​relationships, decide which side you are supporting. This will be particularly relevant for the intersection of interests. You are going to spend your weekend in a casual way. However, the content of the wallet may not suit your wishes. Rather, do not look for questionable adventures and don’t miss out.


This week will encourage you to adjust behavior, lifestyle. Creative and pedagogical work will work well. The thirst for adventure and romance will also intensify. You will be interested in various entertainment, events and adventures. However, most of the time you will have to spin the daily work. You will be hardworking but easy to make money and business. Try to do everything responsibly. The weekend will also require care to not harm yourself or others. It would be good to hear the second half, your close friends, right.


This week you will pay more attention to the inner world, memories. You will work hard, everyday, but your thoughts will be about family, friends, money. You can discuss common family matters with business people, or perhaps business plans. This will probably not be empty. From the middle of the week you will be already active in the fields of creative, business, training or sports, tourism. The weekend will be quite acute. There will be unexpected worries. Relax from your mental work and don’t sit down on your computer.


Fluctuations in both monetary affairs and personal relationships will raise concerns this week. You will most want stability and harmony, and you may want to miss it. Remember that peace, happiness is an inner state and you have to create it yourself. You can either go on a trip or get ready for it, be interested in routes, etc. At the weekend you will want exotic, unusual entertainment, romance, creative self-expression. You deserve to dive for at least a moment. Find ways to moderate your children in moderation.


This week you will feel quite comfortable and will handle the things you need without tension. Thoughts are mostly about money, pleasures. Expected suggestions and ideas are good, so you will have to think about what’s useful for you. You will be willing to spend time to cheer up your dear people or impress someone. However, you should not seek out doubtful adventures. Be very careful with finance, mediation, and information matters. Have a good time with your family at the weekend.


More energy, sports and other excitement and new aspirations and hopes will come out this week. You can expect exciting experiences if you go for a sporting or entertainment event. While there will be a great deal of initiative and great receptiveness to information, there may be strange conversations. It is likely that you will keep a record of your income and expenses, or whether your own or other people’s financial affairs will be relevant. Pets can be a concern. There’s a lot of cheating and poisoning at the weekend, so be careful.


This week you will want to relax, chat and chat without any commitment or tension. There will be more intuition, compassion, creativity, but at the same time, the influence of devotion, surrender to others. From the middle of the week, you will focus on friends and favorite activities. Perhaps anxiety will be caused by partner or child plans. You can get a lucrative offer at the weekend. However, do not blindly doubt the adventurous adventures. Protect your health and others’ health, cherish your existing love relationships.


At the beginning of the week you will be working hard with your work team or business partners, and with your friends and acquaintances you will spend time, sporting or other activities. Expected intrigue suggestions. But in the second half of the week, you should get away from stressful work, health and energy. Avoid dubious deals. The weekend will be full of emotions. May include nostalgia for the past feeling of love or possessions, sincere friendship, and so on. Real or virtual meetings are likely to remind you.


This week you will work diligently to try to please your customers and your employer. It will be really easy to draw the attention of others around you and prove what you are worth. It may be suggested to assume considerable responsibility, consider new professional plans. Don’t abandon original suggestions, but plan everything rationally. It seems that there will be a rush to explain old controversies, to revive love and friendship. Artistic, creative activities will take place at the weekend. Just avoid the noisy companies. You will feel better if you go with your thoughts.


This week will give you a better understanding of opportunities and perspectives. You can do a lot of important things or discuss them with professionals. Interesting perspectives promise you an important event or tour. The question of choice may arise in a relevant area. Don’t let people of dubious reputation use you. Be careful with your own and strangers’ money, material values. Weekend promises meetings with friends and relatives. Don’t make a lot of money with you. Do not stick on the road.


The beginning of the week will prompt you to meet your financial obligations, pay taxes, give away debts and try to get them back if you lend to others. You will be psychologically insightful, willing to analyze. Maybe you are planning a change in life. You may be required to take on more responsibility, demonstrate competence, knowledge, or go on a business trip. If you’re not communicating, agree, find the problem in yourself. Avoid the well-being of the family, which can damage the law or damage the relationship of love.


The beginning of the week will be workable, productive, especially with the team and the team. You may be participating in a contest or learning about its results. Financial matters also seem to be relevant. Expenditure will increase or you will be forced to manage financial documents. So far, avoid new love adventures – they won’t be as attractive as you would like. You can find yourself in a company of strangers a weekend. There is a danger of losing a lot if you are loyal or if you do not resist the desire to dizzy. Do not stick on the road.