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Category: Central America

Masks

Being an avid mask collector, I endeavor to bring back a mask from every place we visit. Sometimes the search…

Mantis

This mantis is practicing its staying still for a really long time technique (Secrets of the Furious Five)… or so…

Iglesia de San Jose

Iglesia de San Jose is located near the heart of Holguin City’s historical centre and is a landmark of the…

Burro de Mayabe (the Beer Drinking Donkey)

A short drive outside Holguín City is the Mayabe Ranch restaurant and bar. The restaurant overlooks the Valle de Mayabe…

Los Bichos de Cuba

Unlike in the Dominican, where staff walked around in white suits and gas masks in an attempt to eradicate any…

Cuban Cigars

One of the biggest highlights of our trip was a cigar factory tour. Not only was it interesting, but it…

Holguin

In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through…

Las Agua Termal

As mentioned in an earlier post, the blue rivers that traverse the Rincón de la Vieja are thought to have…

El Mariposario

Ever since telling La Niña the story of how butterflies would land on my hand in Malaysia, she has wanted…

Toucan Rescue

The toucan is often referred to as the most romantic bird in the animal kingdom. They play, they flirt, they…

Rincón de la Vieja

Rincón de la Vieja is an eco-adventure area known for its volcanoes and waterfalls. We missed the volcanoes, but got…

Masaya’s Volcano

The Masaya Volcano is a yin yang place; it’s both dark and light, both soft and hard, both life and…

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