Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cuba 2012

Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city (after Havana) on the largest island in the Caribbean. Santiago is located on the southern coast at the eastern end of this approximately 780 mile long island of the Greater Antilles.
At least 150 photos are posted below - out of about 900 taken! - well, we did spend 3 weeks there . . . can't wait to return!
So get comfortable, make yourself a batido de mamey and some tostones, and enjoy the trip . . .
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People of Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba people sitting outside with colorful trees
colorful corner 
Santiago de Cuba people on street
on the street
Santiago de Cuba mural on front of building
mural on front of building
Santiago de Cuba peanut seller
peanut seller - el manisero 
Santiago de Cuba fishies in the park
little kids pick out their favorite little fishies 
Santiago de Cuba Pedro photographing from a balcony
photographing Pedro taking photos
Santiago de Cuba street people motorcycles
motorcycles and la policia
Santiago de Cuba street signs on buildings
street signs on buildings

Streets of Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba streets full of people
strolling through Santiago
Santiago de Cuba single person walking on sunny street
quiet side street
Santiago de Cuba blue and white corner building
at the corner, nicely painted
Santiago de Cuba streets
another corner, different look
Santiago de Cuba heredia street
Calle Heredia
Santiago de Cuba architecture
architecture abounds
Santiago de Cuba street San Basilio
San Basilio
Santiago de Cuba architecture
houses on San Basilio
Santiago de Cuba iron gate interior with two cats
two Cuban cats on a tiled floor

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cars and Horses, Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba vintage car and Pedro
Pedro and vintage car
Santiago de Cuba yellow car
yellow car
Santiago de Cuba vintage car and Kat
Kat and vintage car
Santiago de Cuba green vintage car
green vintage car
Santiago de Cuba street cream color car people walking
cream vintage car
Santiago de Cuba blue vintage car
blue vintage car
Santiago de Cuba motorcycle
motorcycle "Lucky"
Santiago de Cuba street bikes and horses
bikes and horses
Santiago de Cuba vendor with horsecart
buying vegetables from horse-drawn cart
Santiago de Cuba horse and cart with boy
boy with horse-drawn cart

Eat - Drink - Relax

Santiago de Cuba rum bar
time for rum
Santiago de Cuba restaurant
restaurant with mural
Santiago de Cuba street
restaurant
Santiago de Cuba family
family
Santiago de Cuba Kat in Cafe Ven
Kat in Cafe Ven
Santiago de Cuba Pedro in Cafe Ven
Pedro in Cafe Ven
Santiago de Cuba Melia Hotel Kat in Italian restaurant
Kat in Italian restaurant at Melia Hotel
Santiago de Cuba Kat's legs
Kat's legs
Santiago de Cuba Club Nautico
restaurant Club Nautico in Santiago de Cuba

Great Skies . . .

Santiago de Cuba plane over El Morro
plane over Castillo San Pedro del Morro
Santiago de Cuba Alameda along the Bay
Alameda along the Bay of Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba Hotel Melia rises in the distance
Hotel Melia Santiago rises in the distance
Santiago de Cuba El Morro
El Morro
Santiago de Cuba El Morro
El Morro
Santiago de Cuba sunset at El Morro
sunset at El Morro

Evening Rain

Santiago de Cuba our street in the rain at night
our street in the rain
Santiago de Cuba downtown on a wet night
downtown Santiago in the rain
Santiago de Cuba rainy night
main street
Santiago de Cuba view from terrace
view from the terrace of La Maqueta
Santiago de Cuba La Maqueta
rooftops
Santiago de Cuba wet night
wet night
Santiago de Cuba street in the rain
home again

Casa del Caribe and Vista Alegre

Santiago de Cuba Casa del Caribe mural
mural at Casa del Caribe
Santiago de Cuba inside Casa del Caribe
inside Casa del Caribe
Santiago del Cuba gates of Casa del Caribe
gates of Casa del Caribe
Santiago de Cuba in back of Casa del Caribe
backyard of Casa del Caribe
Santiago de Cuba Reparto Vista Alegre
Reparto Vista Alegre
Santiago de Cuba Reparto Vista Alegre gates
nice gates
Santiago de Cuba Reparto Vista stairs
pretty stairs
Santiago de Cuba neighborhood
lovely neighborhood
Santiago de Cuba Reparto Vista Alegre
Reparto Vista Alegre