School children. (635k) Two young ladies. (687k) Cuban women. (611k) Cuban woman. I saw a lot of obese women in Cuba, many of them in Spandex, two sizes too small. (584k) Dancers. (665k) Dancers. (601k) Dancers. (636k) Dancers. (624k) Dancers. (596k) Dancer. (615k) Dancer. (550k) Singer and Dancer. (569k) Singer. (501k)
It was raining a lot. (911k) With the resulting flooding. (1236k) This is usually all dry land. (480k) We had to make a big detour because the main road was flooded. (583k)
On horseback. (587k) Horse-drawn bicycle. (847k) Horse-drawn cart on a divided highway. (527k) 3-wheeled bicycle rickshaws. (849k) These old cars are popular with the tourists. They are used as taxis. (788k) 50's car. (838k) 50's car. (831k) 50's car. (831k) 50's car. (856k) 50's car. (933k) 50's car. (759k) 50's car. (848k) 50's car. (741k) 50's car. Many come in pastel colors like this one. (819k) 50's car. (951k) 50's car. (644k) Old Volkswagen Beetle. (949k)
Plenty of goats. (684k) There were lots of pigs around. (928k)
Cuevas de los Portales
This is one of the most beautiful places in Cuba, and certainly one of the least visited. A river cuts through a mountain, forming three joined caves. The caves are big and open so you don't need flashlights or a guide. The jungle outside the caves is wilderness.
Che Guevara lived in the cave in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He figured that if the Americans bombed the rest of Cuba, he'd be ready to lead the fight against the invaders. In and around the cave are plaques explaining that he played chess on this bench, wrote letters on this table, fired his rifle at that tree for practice, etc.
House of Che Guevara. (661k) Table with telephone. (770k) Che Guevara's bed. (741k)